sort of a cross between die hard and ace in the hole (which it predates by a year). nice noir about a mentally unstable guy who thinks he’s a soldier and goes to jail after he murders three people. we pick up his story after he has escaped. he goes on another murder spree and takes five people hostage in a bar. it has a lot of social elements in it – sensationalistic media, mental health, effects of war, psychiatry, and more. it’s a little undiscovered gem waiting to be watched.