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Macon County Line (1974)

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A vengeful Southern sheriff is out for blood after his wife is brutally killed by a pair of drifters. Low-budget film set in Georgia in 1953 and based on fact.

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Alan Vint ...
Chris Dixon
Cheryl Waters ...
Jenny Scott
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Hamp
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Carol Morgan
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Wayne Dixon
Sam Gilman ...
Deputy Bill
Timothy Scott ...
Lon
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Elisha
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Luke Morgan (as Lief Garrett)
Emile Meyer ...
Gurney
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Augie
Avil Williams ...
Public Defender
Jay Adler ...
Impound Yard Man
Roger Camras ...
Man in Car
David Orange ...
1st Highway Patrolman
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A vengeful Southern sheriff is out for blood after his wife is brutally killed by a pair of drifters. Low-budget film set in Georgia in 1953 and based on fact. Written by alfiehitchie

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Meet Sheriff Reed Morgan. He doesn't like punk kids, strangers or smartalecks from up North. Chris and Wayne were all three ...And they had crossed the Macon County line. See more »

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1 December 1975 (Sweden)  »

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A Fronteira do Pesadelo  »

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$225,000 (estimated)

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$18,765,000 (USA)
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It was one of the highest grossing independently financed movies of 1974. The success of the film inspired the sequel Return to Macon County (1975). See more »


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Huge drive-in hit
8 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite what previous posters have been saying this movie was a big hit when it came out. There was even a sequel a few years later. But it was only a hit at drive-ins and (like other drive-in hits) has been largely forgotten. That's a shame because it's a really great movie.

It's not based on a true story (despite what they say at the beginning and end). It's bloody, violent and made on virtually no budget. It all works though because you get four believable characters--the two brothers (real life brothers Alan and Jesse Vint), the hitchhiker (Cheryl Waters) and the sheriff (Max Baer Jr.). They all give natural, unforced performances and through the dialogue you get to know them and understand them. The script is very well-written. Still, this IS a drive-in movie so it opens with a sex scene including flashes of male and female nudity. And the last half hour is frightening and includes a neat twist at the end.

A very good film that deserves to be rediscovered. See it!


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