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Jackson County Jail (1976)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  April 1976 (USA)
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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.



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


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 <>

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What they do to her in the Jackson County Jail is a crime! See more »


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Release Date:

April 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Innocent Victim  »

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$445,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The climactic foot chase between Coley Blake and the police was completely improvised. Moreover, Blake was more of a slick New York City criminal type in an earlier draft of the script. See more »


Dinah Hunter: They're gonna kill you!
Coley Blake: That don't matter. I was born dead.
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Remade as Macon County Jail (1997) See more »

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Good film with powerful jail scene
23 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought the film was good with fine acting coming from the stars : Yvette Mimieux and Tommy Lee Jones. Jones is in his first major movie of his career and performed well. The jail house rape of Yvette is very graphic and I doubt if any other movie will show such a powerful scene unless you see "Two Women" again where the Italian Star is similarly abused.Perhaps the scenes showing Jones in a gun battle with the local police was not too realistic as it might have been but overall I believe the story rang fairly true to life and regret that it had to be placed in the area that presented the law as having such men who would take advantage of a good looking blond woman in distress. The truth is that such things do happen and if nothing else the movie reminds us all that while it is good to try to help strangers in need,it is not wise to pick up hitchhikers.

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