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The Jericho Mile (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Sport  -  18 March 1979 (USA)
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Rain Murphy is a man sentenced to life in prison, choosing to do his time in near-isolation, and engages in distance running when given the opportunity for free-time. While his form and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Larry 'Rain' Murphy
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R.C. Stiles
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Cotton Crown
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Dr. D
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Dr. Bill Janowski
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Warden Earl Gulliver
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Jerry Beloit
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Wylene
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O.A.U. Chairman
Miguel Pinero ...
Rubio
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Joker Gibb
Edmund Penney ...
OAU Official
Burton Gilliam ...
Jimmy-Jack
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ...
Brother Lateef
Wilmore Thomas ...
Moo-Moo
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Rain Murphy is a man sentenced to life in prison, choosing to do his time in near-isolation, and engages in distance running when given the opportunity for free-time. While his form and speed capture the attention of prison officials who believe he could be competitive for the Olympics, Murphy expresses disinterest. But when the one man he has befriended is taken advantage of by political groups within the prison, Murphy decides to pursue the opportunity presented to him in his memory. This action not only has profound changes on him, but also on the atmosphere of the inmates in the prison and their outlook on the accomplishments he can make. Written by Tara Ragatz

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He's running for his freedom ... and his life.

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18 March 1979 (USA)  »

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Comme un homme libre  »

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Filmed at Folsom Prison in California, many actual prisoners appeared on camera. One of those prisoners acted as a bodyguard for Peter Strauss. See more »

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Dr. D: [Asked who did something] Lickety split!
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Unforgettable...!!!!
24 February 2005 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I watch a lot of movies - DVD, features, and classics, you name it. The night I watched JERICHO MILE, my wife (who had ordered it on the internet) said she remembered it from when she was in high school, that it had stayed with her all of these years. Somewhat reluctantly I sat down (with our daughter & son), and was riveted from the opening sequence to the end titles. We all were.

She, who remembered the original, and our kids (18 and 16) who had no idea what the movie was about couldn't believe it. Our favorite scene? Bar none, when peter Strauss so passionately bangs his fist down and says, "i'd do it AGAIN!". It didn't advocate violence because it was a defense crime, but evoked such intensity we couldn't believe it...when his fellow cell mates gave him their food in support of his efforts, there wasn't a dry eye in our house.

Someone please make more movies like this one. UNBELIEVABLE!!


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