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Macon County Line (1974)

R  |   |  Drama, Action  |  1 December 1975 (Sweden)
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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
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)  »

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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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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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An overlooked classic
15 October 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some movies just don't get the attention they deserve,and "Macon County Line" is certainly one of those.It could quite possibly have to do with the fact that Max Baer appears in it,because we so closely identify him with his "Jethro Bodine" persona,that we have a hard time picturing him as anyone else.If that is the case,it is a shame,because he really gives a top notch acting performance as the not-so-perfect deputy sheriff.This film was very different from any other made in the era.There are bad guys here,but no real hero to speak of.Basically,without giving the story away,it starts out very basic,taking a violent turn toward the end,with an explosively violent ending stemming from a tragic misunderstanding.A very well done and well acted film, that tragically got overlooked.If you are one to reach for the classics in your local video store from time to time,I suggest this one,though it sadly will never be listed as a classic.I think once you see it,you may be impressed enough to add it to your collection.


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