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Eddie Macon's Run (1983)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  23 March 1983 (USA)
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A young man, harshly sentenced for a few minor infractions, escapes from a prison in Huntsville Texas and flees to Laredo, Texas, where he hopes to cross into Mexico for a reunion with his wife and small son.

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Carl 'Buster' Marzack
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Eddie Macon
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Jilly Buck
Lisa Dunsheath ...
Kay Potts
Leah Ayres ...
Chris
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Daryl Potts
J.C. Quinn ...
Shorter
Gil Rogers ...
Logan
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Rudy Potts
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Desk Sergeant
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Sheriff Nighblack
Susan Bongard ...
Newscaster
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Ray Banes
Bill DeWeese ...
Officer #12
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Desk Clerk
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A young man, harshly sentenced for a few minor infractions, escapes from a prison in Huntsville Texas and flees to Laredo, Texas, where he hopes to cross into Mexico for a reunion with his wife and small son.

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Eddie Macon is running from a nightmare... running to a dream... and running for his life.


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23 March 1983 (USA)  »

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A szökés - Eddie Macon futása  »

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$1,300,000 (USA)
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Kirk Douglas received top first billing and John Schneider received second billing. See more »

Quotes

Carl 'Buster' Marzack: A good hunter never chases. He waits.
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Referenced in Psych: If You're So Smart, Then Why Are You Dead? (2007) See more »

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It's Gonna Be All Right
Words and Music by Norton Buffalo
Performed by John Schneider
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Kirk Douglas' quarry is escaped convict John Schneider
1 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lee Purcell is the strong point of "Eddie Macon's Run". In a nicely-done sequence, Eddie Macon (John Schneider) escapes from a Texas rodeo in which prisoners are participating. Eventually on his run to Mexico, his family and freedom, he encounters Purcell, who drives a Mercedes, is close to the governor and has money. She provides him warm aid and comfort after he rescues her from a lout's advances.

Kirk Douglas is the pursuing cop, anxious to prove to himself that he still has what it takes to hunt down Macon as he once did before.

The script alternates between Texas louts, the finagling of Douglas with local cops, Macon's wilderness encounter, and the Purcell sequences, with some flashbacks thrown in to show Macon's family and how he got into prison. There is one quite absurd serio-comic sequence in which Macon is taken for a rustler.

It's light entertainment, folks. It has its share of misfired action, but overall is reasonably engaging.


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