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July 1976 (USA) See more »
Cam and Eddie have just witnessed a murder ... but there's no one they can tell .. because in this town the cops are the killers! See more »
A young drifter (Stephen McHattie) and his newly acquired girlfriend (Kay Lenz) witness a corrupt local Sheriff kill his deputy, soon becoming the prime suspects they set off across country to evade capture. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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With action like this, who needs character development? See more (13 total) »


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Stephen McHattie ... Eddie Moore

Kay Lenz ... Cam Johnson

Eddie Albert ... Alex Warren

Lonny Chapman ... Sheriff Rankin

Will Geer ... Rockfield
Jack Murdock ... Bubba
John S. Ragin ... Agent Shank

Dennis Redfield ... Tylor
Michael Ross Verona ... Harvey
Francis De Sales ... Lawyer (as Francis de Sales)

Dick Miller ... Mack
Richard O'Brien ... Police Chief

Paul Linke ... Deputy Frank

Jason Wingreen ... Psychiatrist
George Ball ... George the Cop

Norman Bartold ... Attorney General
Ted Hartley ... Prosecutor
Brooks Almy ... Secretary
Michael Quinn ... Police Official
David Osterhout ... Gas Station Attendant (as David R. Osterhout)
May Boss ... Housewife (as May R. Boss)
Bob Golden ... Rockfield Deputy 1
Elliott Apstein ... Rockfield Deputy 2
Ralph James ... Rockfield Deputy 3
Terry Hunt ... Cody Cop 1
Don Maxwell ... Cody Cop 2
David Bruce ... Reporter 1
Myron Griffin ... Reporter 2
Leonard Dalsemer ... Reporter 3
Mark Russell ... Reporter 4
Bob Terhune ... Bus Driver
Rick Braverman ... Cook

Directed by
Charles S. Dubin 
Writing credits
David Osterhout (screenplay) (as David R. Osterhout) and
William W. Norton (screenplay) (as William Norton)

David Osterhout (story) (as David R. Osterhout)

Produced by
Julie Corman .... producer
Roger Corman .... executive producer
Original Music by
Don Peake 
Cinematography by
Charles Correll (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard M. Sprague  (as Richard Sprague)
Howard Terrill 
Art Direction by
Sherman Loudermilk 
Makeup Department
Ted Coodley .... makeup artist
Joyce Morrison .... hair stylist
Production Management
Peter Macgregor-Scott .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott U. Adam .... second assistant director
Ron Kinwald .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Barbara Peeters .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Wallace Oliver .... property master
Sound Department
Joe Fineman .... sound effects
C. Darin Knight .... sound mixer (as Darin Knight)
Special Effects by
Roger George .... special effects
Bill Barber .... stuntperson
Pamela Bebermeyer .... stuntperson (as Pam Bebermeyer)
Tikki Goldberg .... stunt production assistant
Ben Haller .... stunt production assistant
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt driver
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stuntperson (as Conrad Palmisano)
Barbara Peeters .... stunt coordinator
Vic Rivers .... stuntperson (as Victor Rivers)
C.D. Smith .... stuntperson
Harry Wowchuk .... stunt production assistant
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt double: Dick Miller (uncredited)
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt double: Stephen McHattie (uncredited)
Bob Terhune .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John J. Linder .... key grip (as John Linder)
Isidore Mankofsky .... additional photographer
John McPherson .... gaffer
Charles Mills .... camera operator
Wynn Hammer .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dodie Shepard .... costume supervisor (as Dodie Sheppard)
Location Management
Narcissa McKinley .... location coordinator
Other crew
Lucille Baumann .... production accountant
Barbara Hodous .... production secretary
Jack E. Martens .... technical advisor
Sam Mercer .... production assistant
Donna Pinder .... production assistant
Rick Braverman .... production assistant (uncredited)
John Solie .... cover illustrator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

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26 cars are crashed in this film.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Several stunt people are visible during the car chase scenes, including two stunt drivers who are clearly wearing crash helmets and when Mack, played by Dick Miller, crashes into the water and angrily pounds the top of his car, it's not Miller, but his stunt double.See more »
Sheriff Rankin:[Rankin notices Alex Warren's Lincoln Continental driving away] Hey! Don't I know the driver of that Lincoln?
Police Official:Why, certainly. That's Alex Warren.
Sheriff Rankin:[to Bubba] File a report on that draft-dodging, commie son of a bitch.
Police Official:[chuckles] Why, his great-grandfather was Robert E. Lee's adversary.
Sheriff Rankin:Yeah, well, I'd still like to kick his ass clean from here to Virginia.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Illustrated Man with John Solie (2011) (V)See more »
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
With action like this, who needs character development?, 3 July 1999
Author: Robert Stein ( from Philadelphia, PA

This film doesn't waste time on developing its characters - we already know them. The small town run by (and named after) the richest man in town is home to the sheriff on the take, the upstart young deputy who wants a piece of the action and the local beauty who will probably spend the rest of her life working at the Dairy Queen. Enter the handsome, charming wanderer - complete with guitar and backpack - and the stage is set. Within minutes, the sheriff is chasing the Dairy Queen girl and the wanderer across the county. Cars crash, gas stations and oil wells blow up, and the heroes get deeper and deeper into trouble, while never getting more than a few smudges of dirt on their cheeks. A steamy shower scene later, they are on their way to meet their savior, a lawyer (Eddie Albert)who of course hates the sheriff. But it doesn't end there...this movie is not all formula, and by the end you will appreciate all the ways in which this movie takes chances and makes them pay off. Special notice should be given to Kay Lenz as the Dairy Queen girl with a smile a mile wide - who needs Farrah Fawcett?

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