The police were in hot pursuit of the convicts on the lam.
The robbers knew they had to go on the lam and lay low for a while to avoid being caught.
The movie O Brother, Where Art Thou, which is a Coen Brothers creation, was set in Depression era Mississippi and told the story of three escaped convicts who managed to develop a music career while on the lam.
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