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Release Date:
April 1976 (USA) See more »
The cops are there to protect her... but who will protect her from the cops? See more »
This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Yvette Mimieux ... Dinah Hunter

Tommy Lee Jones ... Coley Blake
Lisa Copeland ... Girl in Commercial
Cliff Emmich ... Mr. Bigelow (as Clifford Emmich)

Michael Ashe ... Mr. Cooper
Edward Marshall ... Mr. Blight

Howard Hesseman ... David
Marciee Drake ... Candy (David's Girlfriend)

Nan Martin ... Allison

Betty Thomas ... Waitress
Ken Lawrence ... Paulie (Trucker at Counter)
Arthur Wong ... Cook

Marcie Barkin ... Girl in Restaurant (as Marci Barkin)
Nancy Lee Noble ... Lola (as Nancy Noble)

Robert Carradine ... Bobby Ray
Michael Hilkene ... Vincent Lepardo
Roy David Hagle ... Ambulance Driver
Britt Leach ... Dan Oldum (Bartender)

John Lawlor ... Deputy Burt
Severn Darden ... Sheriff Dempsey
William Molloy ... Deputy Lyle Peters
Fredric Cook ... Hobie (as Frederic Cook)
Ira Miller ... Drunk Man
Jackie Robin ... Drunk Woman

Gus Peters ... Melon Man Shaw
Patrice Rohmer ... Cassie Anne
Amparo Mimieux ... Poquita

Mary Woronov ... Pearl
Richard Lockmiller ... Officer Jessie
Jack O'Leary ... Officer Blake
Duffy Hambleton ... Sam Mayers
M. James Arnett ... Highway Patrolman (as James Arnett)
Don Hinz ... Highway Patrolman
Mark Carlton ... Highway Patrolman
Norma Moye ... Mayor of Fallsburg

Hal Needham ... Chief of Fallsburg Police

Directed by
Michael Miller 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Donald Stewart 

Produced by
Jeff Begun .... producer
Roger Corman .... executive producer
Paul Gonsky .... associate producer
Original Music by
L. Loren Newkirk 
Cinematography by
Bruce Logan 
Film Editing by
Caroline Biggerstaff  (as Caroline Ferriol)
Art Direction by
Mike McCloskey  (as Michael McCloskey)
Costume Design by
Cornelia McNamara 
Makeup Department
Leigh Mitchell .... makeup artist
Gloria Montemayor .... hair stylist
Production Management
Mark Carlton .... production manager: second unit
Richard T. Schor .... production manager (as Richard Schor)
Nancy Zearfoss .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Dorf .... second assistant director
Jan Kiesser .... second unit director
Richard T. Schor .... assistant director (as Richard Schor)
Art Department
John S. Curran .... property master
James Keigher .... assistant art director
Dennis Schaefer .... assistant property master
Sound Department
William B. Kaplan .... sound recordist
Earl Sampson .... boom operator
M. James Arnett .... stunt coordinator (as James Arnett)
Camera and Electrical Department
Brink Brydon .... gaffer
Daniel Dayton .... assistant camera: second unit (as Dan Dayton)
Tom Evans .... grip: second unit
Michael Hilkene .... still photographer
Ron Johnson .... assistant camera
Michael Katz .... best boy
Jan Kiesser .... camera operator: second unit
William R. Maxham .... assistant camera
Bruce Pearn .... electrician/generator operator
Brian Swain .... key grip
Bob Wilson .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathy Agron .... wardrobe assistant
Penelope Jacques .... miss mimieux's wardrobe
Editorial Department
Ron Horwitz .... assistant editor
Gregg Barbanell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Jerry Olson .... driver captain
Other crew
Gary Dorf .... location manager
Nancy Greene .... script supervisor
Helen Liberty .... assistant to director
Nancy Nash .... stand-in
Manette Rosen .... production secretary
Stanley Sodolski .... assistant to director
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Innocent Victim" - USA (video title)
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USA:84 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

This film was shot in 26 days.See more »
Dinah Hunter:They're gonna kill you!
Coley Blake:That don't matter. I was born dead.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »


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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
B-Movie, 70's Style, 8 May 2011
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

Fast, tough, and unsentimental. Sure, a potboiler like this is not going to win any awards, but it's got more sheer pluck and energy than twenty A-productions of the time. Pity poor Dinah Hunter (Mimieux). One minute she's a bigshot ad executive in Hollywood; the next, she's ducking cop bullets somewhere in fly-over country. It's a yuppie nightmare all the way for poor Dinah, a steady downhill once she tries a cross-country car ride. On the way she meets homicidal kids, a chiseling waitress, a righteous cop, and a prison guard from heck. No wonder she's on the run with cool dude Coley (Jones). How else can you deal with a cross section of Roger Corman's rural America. Next time she better take the plane like other bi-coastal types.

Corman really hit pay dirt with hillbilly epics like Boxcar Bertha (1972), Big Bad Mama (1974), Crazy Mama (1975), and this one. One look at these and you'd think rural America is just as bloody and hormonally driven as big city America. But these epics are also in the great tradition of the American B-movie, those cheap productions that show guts, energy, and style. Sure, a flick like JCJ is also what some might call vulgar and exploitative, which it is. Still, there can be a lot of truth even in exaggerated crowd pleasers. Besides, these drive-in specials are generally entertaining as heck, just like this one.

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