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Macon County Line (1974)

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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Chris Dixon
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Jenny Scott
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Hamp
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Carol Morgan
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Wayne Dixon
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Deputy Bill
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Lon
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Elisha
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Luke Morgan (as Lief Garrett)
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Gurney
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Roger Camras ...
Man in Car
David Orange ...
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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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Action | Drama | Romance

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

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Referenced in 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2006) 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 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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