MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,613 this week

Macon County Line (1974)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 564 users  
Reviews: 22 user | 10 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 04 Feb 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 13 Dec 2011
 
a list of 662 titles
created 10 Feb 2012
 
a list of 648 titles
created 11 Mar 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Macon County Line (1974)

Macon County Line (1974) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Macon County Line.

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Vint ...
Chris Dixon
Cheryl Waters ...
Jenny Scott
...
Hamp
Joan Blackman ...
Carol Morgan
...
Wayne Dixon
Sam Gilman ...
Deputy Bill
Timothy Scott ...
Lon
...
Elisha
...
Luke Morgan (as Lief Garrett)
Emile Meyer ...
Gurney
...
Augie
Avil Williams ...
Public Defender
Jay Adler ...
Impound Yard Man
Roger Camras ...
Man in Car
David Orange ...
1st Highway Patrolman
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It shouldn't have happened. It couldn't have happened. But it did See more »

Genres:

Drama | Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 December 1975 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Macon County Line  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$225,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$18,765,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie was written on the back of scripts by Max Baer Jr. during breaks in filming _"The Beverly Hillbillies" (1962)_. See more »

Connections

References Cape Fear (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Another Place Another Time
Theme from Macon County Line (1974)
Words, Music, Vocal by Bobbie Gentry
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fantastic drive-in classic!
16 July 2009 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

You can always be guaranteed a good time with seventies American exploitation flicks; and Macon County Line is not only no exception to that rule; it stands tall as one of the best films of its type! Macon County Line was apparently a big hit in its day and then promptly forgotten - which is a shame. The film is a winner thanks to some easy to like characters, a constant stream of entertainment, some witty dialogue and a serviceable helping of gritty violence - you really couldn't ask for much more from a film like this! The film takes place in the fifties and the plot focuses on two brothers driving through the Deep South. They cause a bit of trouble and end up picking up a female hitcher along the way before their car dies thanks to a dodgy fuel pump. They manage to get it to a garage but can't afford to get it fixed properly and so go for a bodge instead. While waiting for their car to be fixed, they run into the local sheriff, who takes an instant and unfair dislike to the group...

Unlike many films of its type, this one is not overly sleazy and if anything the tone of the film is light and breezy for most of the duration. The pace of the film is very relaxed for the first hour, although it remains entertaining thanks to the characters. Real life brothers Alan and Jesse Vint provide standout performances that bolster the film. The film does take a bit of a turn for the final third when the real antagonists turn up; we get a rape and murder scene and from there the tone of the film becomes rather darker, although the violence featured is never excessive. The pace of the film heats up too and the climax is fast and furious; and means more since we already like all the main characters by then. This film really does come highly recommended. It might not have a great deal of substance and the production values are not great (though certainly very good considering the obvious low budget) but it's good fun throughout and I'm sure that everyone who goes to the trouble of seeing this film will not be disappointed!


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Warner re-releasing this to DVD on May 6. Scott_LeBrun
True Story? avellenor
Some great performances in this drive-in classic prp456
Tim Scott 'Lon' flashback scene... question johnchowell
International release question Areles
Discuss Macon County Line (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?