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

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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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26 April 1979 (Colombia)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Due to foreign distribution sales in 26 countries, the movie made a profit, according to the 25 Jan 1979 and 29 May 1979 Hollywood Reporter articles, and it was expected to continue to be profitable from television deals. 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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12 January 2006 | by (United States north carolina) – See all my reviews

i was the one who ran the movie five days from home staring George Peppard. I was there for the red carpet premiere in the Sping Theater in Springhill La.. I would love, love, love, to have a copy of this movie. i want to show my kids, who at the time were not even thoughts yet, this movie contains their papaw and several other people and places where they grew up. Please could any one help me find this movie or tell me where i could request it? If anyone would like to talk to me about the movie i would love to talk. I worked for Bess Eldridge who owned the Spring and Rancho theaters. I was the only female projectionist to ever run the shows. My family is all over Springhill and the surrounding areas.I would like to talk to anyone about home and all of its fun stories of the most interesting people in the world.


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