The colorful movie re-creation of John Steinbeck's beloved Cannery Row.
The canneries stand empty now that the sardines have abandoned the waters, but life continues on the Row. Here you'll find Doc (Nick Nolte), a marine biologist and community mentor; Suzy (Debra Winger), a good-hearted newcomer gone astray; and Mack, Hazel and all the boys working hard at not working. And here you'll find the love of a man for a woman, of a writer for a place and of life for more life.
Based on works by John Steinbeck and written for the screen and directed by The Sting's David S. Ward, Cannery Row - from its lyrical John Huston narration and its saggy blues to its top-drawer performances, waterfront sets and whimsical charm - is an atmospheric gem, one that has its world "spinning in greased grooves".