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Five Days from Home (1979)

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

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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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[last lines]
T.M. Pryor: It's me. It's your daddy. And I brought you a puppy for Christmas.
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Soundtracks

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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