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Eddie Macon's Run (1983)

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
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Kay Potts
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Chris
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Daryl Potts
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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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25 March 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A szökés - Eddie Macon futása  »

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$1,300,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The exterior of the Potts ranch was an abandoned Victorian house located near Laredo, Texas. The interiors were shot in an actual ranch house in Encinal, Texas. See more »

Quotes

Carl 'Buster' Marzack: A good hunter never chases. He waits.
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Connections

Referenced in Psych: If You're So Smart, Then Why Are You Dead? (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Gonna Be All Right
Words and Music by Norton Buffalo
Performed by John Schneider
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If you can find Eddie Macon's...Run to get it.
14 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My friend and I saw Eddie Macon's Run at the theater when it was first released. I remember really liking it back then and I bought the video tape of it a year or so ago. I enjoyed it as much as I did when I was in my late teens. It contained action that had me on the edge of my seat with the good cop chasing the bad guy scenes, with a twist. It had some flirtatiousness, and was also a love story. There were parts where it kept you wondering what would happen next. It gave me so many different feelings throughout the movie; anywhere from being scared, sad, and angered to happy and relieved, etc. You can never go wrong with Kirk Douglas and John Schneider in the key roles.


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