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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
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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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First of two fictional feature films that director Jeff Kanew made with actor Kirk Douglas. The second cinema movie was Tough Guys (1986). Kanew also later made a documentary about Douglas called Kirk Douglas: Before I Forget (2009). See more »

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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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Havin' You Back
Music by Norton Buffalo & Michael Hinton
Words by Norton Buffalo
Performed by Lacy J. Dalton
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Passable entertainment which has improved with age
6 September 2009 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

A fellow reviewer -- the one from Winnipeg -- has this one correctly pegged. It's a decent piece of entertainment and due to the decline in film standards, it probably plays better now than it did back in 1983. There are faults. Kirk Douglas seems too old for his part and Lee Purcell seems too young for hers, and the whole notion that Eddie Macon's escape-plan involves running on foot across country, sort of in a series of marathon races, never quite comes into focus. However, John Schneider makes a likable hero -- his appeal is augmented by several "beefcake" scenes -- and as has been mentioned elsewhere, the supporting cast is diverse, talented, and well-chosen. One aspect of the film has not been discussed. The cop's obsessive pursuit of Eddie Macon, reminiscent of "Les Miserables," raises questions. Considering all the criminals who must have caused him grief over the years, the cop seems curiously fixated on Eddie who, as felons go, is decidedly "small potatoes." Does the cop possibly lust after the young, handsome, and decidedly well-built Eddie, and does he then convert this "forbidden desire" into a rigorous drive to enforce the law? This might explain why the cop softens at the end of the chase, though the cop's apparent change of heart doesn't quite ring true no matter how you regard his motives. (One almost wishes for a dream sequence in which the cop gets to soap Eddie's back in the hotel bathroom's shower -- and what a commodious shower that hotel has!)


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