Short Eyes


1h 44m 1977

Brief Synopsis

Clark Davis is a middle class white man accused of raping a young girl. When he is incarcerated for the crime in a New York City prison, he is condemned as a pedophile, and immediately turned on by everyone except an older prisoner named Juan who treats him decently. Davis has no memory of attacking the girl, but has molested children in the past. Because the case against him is weak, Davis will go free sooner or later, unless Juan tells the authorities about the confessions Davis has made to him. As Juan struggles with the decision of what to do, the other prisoners are planning on getting rid of Davis for good.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Prison
Adaptation
Release Date
1977

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

Synopsis

Clark Davis is a middle class white man accused of raping a young girl. When he is incarcerated for the crime in a New York City prison, he is condemned as a pedophile, and immediately turned on by everyone except an older prisoner named Juan who treats him decently. Davis has no memory of attacking the girl, but has molested children in the past. Because the case against him is weak, Davis will go free sooner or later, unless Juan tells the authorities about the confessions Davis has made to him. As Juan struggles with the decision of what to do, the other prisoners are planning on getting rid of Davis for good.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Prison
Adaptation
Release Date
1977

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1977

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1978

Shown at 1977 New York Film Festival.

Released in United States 1977 (Shown at 1977 New York Film Festival.)

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1978