More remarkable for what it isn't than for what it is, CHATTAHOOCHEE stars Gary Oldman as Emmett Foley, a Korean War veteran who, in the mid-1950s, pretends to have a breakdown and begins firing potshots at his neighbors from his yard. He really wants to be killed by the police, so that
his life insurance money can help his struggling family survive. When the police prove to be abysmally bad shots, Foley tries to commit suicide, intending to make it look as though the police had killed him. Unfortunately for him he survives, only to be declared insane wrongly and sent to the
title Florida state mental institution. There, instead of getting treatment, he is warehous...