Deadly Drifter (also known as Out) is a satirical 1982 film directed by Eli Hollander. The film is based on Ronald Sukenick's 1973 novel, OUT. It stars Peter Coyote, O-Lan Jones, and Danny Glover. The movie tells the tale of Rex (Coyote) roaming the country doing various assignments for a mysterious group of people they call "Our Friends."
Deadly Drifter is about a team, known as "Our Friends", searching for the old man that is dying. The trip to find the old man takes many twists and turns along the way, as you see through the eyes of the main character, Rex/Harrold.
Deadly Drifter is structured in a 10 part journey/road film across America from the East to the West. The characters appear and disappear, morphing into other personalities and often using lines from previous scenes, thus the film, though linear, is a cyclic story. The movie was immortalized by O-Lan Jones's heartrending lines "allow simmer" and "you can't have the schleung."