On the Nickel
On the Nickel ★★ 1980 (R)
An ex-alcoholic returns to Fifth Street in Los Angeles to save his friend from a life of despair. Waits' musical score enhances this sentimental skid row drama. Scripted, directed, and produced by “The Waltons”‘ Waite. 96m/C VHS . Ralph Waite, Donald Moffat, Hal Williams, Jack Kehoe; D: Ralph Waite; W: Ralph Waite; M: Tom Waits.