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Eddie Macon's Run (1983)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | 25 March 1983 (USA)
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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A szökés - Eddie Macon futása  »

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$1,300,000 (USA)
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The Macon family was modeled after the family of James McLendon, who wrote the film's source novel. One earlier draft gave Eddie a daughter in addition to a son. 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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Music by Norton Buffalo & Michael Hinton
Words by Norton Buffalo
Performed by John Schneider
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Better then Avg. "B" Movie
3 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it was released. Its a very good movie (I thought) and, the acting was better then your avg. "B" type Movies.

Kurt Douglass while showing his years here, plays the street wise detective hot on the trail and his acting is still top notch.

I found the story line original and creative which added to the suspense. I gave it high marks because the events in which Eddie finds himself in trouble could happen to any of us.

When Eddie discovers that his job is taking a 25% cut for letting him work there he leaves in a huff. Mad, he drives off at a high rate of speed only to be pulled over by the small town cops that seem to enjoy busting Eddies chops. Already upset, Eddie finds himself in a scrap with the cops who bring him in. Now facing the local town judge, he's given a ridiculous jail term for his infraction. Eddie decides he's got to figure a way out of jail. He comes up with a clever way of not only pulling it off but, he's planned out details of his escape route as well


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