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Five Days from Home (1978)

A man escapes from a Louisiana prison to be at the California hospital bedside of his ailing son.

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Wanda Dulac (as Sherry Bouchér)
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Inspector Markley
Victor Campos ...
José Stover
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Karl Baldwin
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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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26 April 1979 (Colombia)  »

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The Long Escape  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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This film is George Peppard's debut as a feature film director and producer. He produced the film through his independent company, Long Rifle Productions. In a 25 Jan 1979 Hollywood Reporter article, Peppard stated that he was the main investor and sold his car and other assets in order to raise money for his film project. See more »

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[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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Hello to all Springhillians!
11 July 2001 | by (Formerly Sprinhill, LA) – See all my reviews

I must say that I am a bit partial of the movie "Five Days From Home", not for its acclaimed fame, but for its sentimental value to me. This movie was made on location in my hometown of Springhill, LA. Just for that I will give it 10 stars. Overall, I feel that 7 stars comes close to the actual rating for this film. I believe the last time I had an opportunity to see it was back around 1982 on TV, putting myself at the age of 10. Seeing it again will almost be like seeing it again for the first time. Anyone knowing any existence of this movie in any format feel free to drop a line or two. Would love to discuss it with you. Ricky Dorsey


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