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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Vint ...
Chris Dixon
Cheryl Waters ...
Jenny Scott
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Hamp
Joan Blackman ...
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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It was the fall of '54. A time when laughing was easy. And laugh they did, until they crossed the ... Macon County Line. See more »

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1 December 1975 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

A Fronteira do Pesadelo  »

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$225,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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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References Cape Fear (1962) See more »

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Another Place Another Time
Theme from Macon County Line (1974)
Words, Music, Vocal by Bobbie Gentry
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too allegorical - and good - to be 'true'
11 November 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In its tiny, limited way, this is an astonishing piece of work. Stacey contrasted it with its sequels by calling it a 'real movie', but I wouldn't put it that way: it's a drive-in movie all right, with all the sex, guns, cars and cops that implies. But it's also got, let's see, uniformly excellent, low-key performances; the kind of local colour that is impossible for a studio production to capture, with juicy layers of deep-South detail; an organic, fluid narrative structure that keeps surprising you; inspired camera work and even clever blocking for God's sake; and what comes down to a pacifist, anti-authoritarian (and anti-racist) world view that is pervasive without being over-articulated. Unapologetically trashy, yet clearly under the influence of the Hellmann/Pakula school of early-70s existential angst, this is a genuine and successful synthesis, urgently needed proof that brains and cojones can live in one body, even if that body belongs to Jethro Clampett.


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