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Jackson County Jail (1976)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | April 1976 (USA)
This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.

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Lisa Copeland ...
Girl in Commercial
Cliff Emmich ...
Mr. Bigelow (as Clifford Emmich)
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Mr. Cooper
Edward Marshall ...
Mr. Blight
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David
Marciee Drake ...
Candy (David's Girlfriend)
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Allison
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Waitress
Ken Lawrence ...
Paulie (Trucker at Counter)
Arthur Wong ...
Cook
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Girl in Restaurant (as Marci Barkin)
Nancy Lee Noble ...
Lola (as Nancy Noble)
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Bobby Ray

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This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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The cops are there to protect her... but who will protect her from the cops? See more »


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April 1976 (USA)  »

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A Jackson megyei börtön  »

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$445,000 (estimated)
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The opening scene was filmed in the screening room at New World Pictures. See more »

Quotes

Dinah Hunter: They're gonna kill you!
Coley Blake: That don't matter. I was born dead.
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Featured in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) See more »

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Not quite the exploitation picture it at first seems
9 May 2017 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Fundamentally "Jackson County Jail" has all the makings of a crass exploitation picture but is, in fact, a hard-hitting pro-feminist expose of American mores. It also gives that fine and underrated actress Yvette Mimieux one of her best roles as a young businesswoman whose drive across America turns into a nightmare that begins when her car is hi-jacked and goes all the way downhill from there to rape and murder. Of course, whether the audiences of the day caught the film's underlying message or just enjoyed the blatant sex and violence is a different matter but it has certainly built up something of a cult reputation and is well worth seeing.


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