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Five Days from Home (1978)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  January 1979 (USA)
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A man escapes from a Louisiana prison to be at the California hospital bedside of his ailing son.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sherry Boucher ...
Wanda Dulac (as Sherry Bouchér)
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Inspector Markley
Victor Campos ...
José Stover
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Karl Baldwin
Ronnie Claire Edwards ...
Marian Lemoore
Jessie Lee Fulton ...
Mrs. Peabody
William Larsen ...
J.J. Bester
Robert Magruder ...
The Colonel
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T.M. Pryor
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'Georgie' Haskin (as Savannah Smith)
Don Wyse ...
Howie
Nick ...
Himself
Bubba Butler ...
Prison Guard 1
Bobby Oliveaux ...
Prison Guard 2
Peyton E. Park ...
Cal (as Peyton Park)
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Former cop T.M. Pryor escapes from a Louisiana prison where he is serving a six-year sentence for killing his wife's lover.Despite the fact that his parole hearing is only two weeks away Pryor is desperate to be at his son's hospital bedside.His nine-year old son, Thomas, was injured in an automobile accident in Los Angeles and is in critical condition.Just days before Christmas,Pryor hits a prison guard,escapes and heads for the Louisiana swamps.Avoiding the tracking teams assisted by dogs,Pryor makes it to the highway where he hitches a farm truck ride to the nearest town.In town he breaks into a sporting goods store where he takes two firearms and ammo ,a knife and hunting clothing leaving an IOU note in lieu of payment.Over the radio he gets the latest news and learns that someone has killed the prison guard who tried to prevent his escape from prison.It's obvious that someone is trying to pin the prison murder on him and frame him.Meanwhile, Louisiana's governor assigns Pryor's ... Written by nufs68

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A Gentle Man. A Desperate Man. He only wants to be with his critically ill son. To get to him, he has to put his life on the line. And his only help is a beagle puppy who isn't even housebroken.


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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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The film marked the feature film debut of Savannah Smith, the older sister of co-star Sherry Boucher, who was married to George Peppard at the time. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
T.M. Pryor: It's me. It's your daddy. And I brought you a puppy for Christmas.
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Love Theme
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Bill Conti
Sung by Gene Morford
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Good Old Fashioned Plot. You can stand up and cheer.
9 May 2005 | by (Magnolia, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

This movie was filmed close to my home town, so I was eager to see friends and acquaintances who made it to the big screen.

I saw the film in College Station Texas while attending fire school. Then caught it again on TV a few years later.

It's a great movie with timeless themes. I can't understand why it hasn't been released on DVD or at least video.

George Peppard was one of my favorite actors and he must have been a good sport to shoot the film in his wife's (at the time) home town.

One of my favorite scenes is when the lead goes into a Los Angles Bar and the interior is Springhill's own "Friendly Bar." A place that most kids from my hometown went to have their first beer.

I hope they release this to the home market some day.


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