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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dinah Hunter
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Coley Blake
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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April 1976 (USA)  »

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The Innocent Victim  »

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$445,000 (estimated)
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Selected by Quentin Tarantino for the First Quentin Tarantino Film Fest in Austin, Texas, 1996. 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 Outside Chance (1978) See more »

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Cult film doesn't deliver the goods...
20 August 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Yvette Mimieux is a tough, terrific actress, and she cuts an assertive and sexy presence on the screen (especially in these post-"Time Machine" years); however, this mangy Roger Corman production doesn't do much for her or anyone else. Woman traveling alone is unjustly incarcerated while driving cross-country; she escapes jail with help from a convict (Tommy Lee Jones), but the crooked police are not far behind. Though it eventually caught-on with early cable-TV audiences, "Jackson County Jail" is hardly more than a slapdash effort, an exploitation item not designed to empower women but to give drive-in audiences a thrill at seeing one abused. The pretentious finale aside, the picture doesn't even have the good sense to play up its redneck clichés or have fun with the jailhouse formula; instead, director Michael Miller and screenwriter Donald Stewart take things far too seriously, culminating in one ridiculous scene after another. * from ****


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