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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Carl 'Buster' Marzack
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Eddie Macon
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Jilly Buck
Lisa Dunsheath ...
Kay Potts
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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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The movie is often cited as being the debut feature film of actor John Goodman, though apparently Goodman appeared in the earlier 1977 movie Jailbait Babysitter (1977), according to his filmography at the IMDb. 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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wrong plot facts
23 March 2010 | by (omaha, ne) – See all my reviews

A very good movie! First, the plot listed is incorrect. He does not escape from a prison in Alabama, but rather the state prison in Huntsville, Texas, (the author apparently got their "Huntsvilles" mixed up and assumed it was Alabama.) There is, in fact, a prison in Huntsville, TX, and the entire movie takes place in Texas & Mexico. A lot of action, albeit, the plot's outcome is apparent throughout. Still, this movie has an outstanding cast for a low-budget film and the original music by John Schneider is excellent. I would definitely recommend this to any fan of Kirk Douglas, John Schneider, or just your average action-movie-without-all-the-big-time-Hollywood-promotion stuff. I would say it is along the lines of movies such as "Lone Wolf McQuade", "Hunter's Blood", or "Avenging Force", all great movies without a lot of hype!


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