Cannery Row is a drama comedy that was first released in 1982. The film follows a group of interesting characters who all live in the now derelict waterfront of Monterey, California, during the period of World War 2. The film deals with a group of bums who live in an abandoned construction site and spend most of their time drinking drinks that they stole from their part time bar jobs. The film also features a number of other prostitutes, bums, and persons who used to work at the shuttered canneries. The main character is a marine biologist by the name of Doc. Doc spends most of his time drinking beer while avoiding the bums, and selling the sea life that he collects from the local area. Cannery Row is based on a John Steinbeck book, and it was adapted for a film by David S. Ward. David S. Ward also directed the film. Cannery Row features Nick Nolte as Doc, and it also features performances by Debra Winger and Audra Lindley.