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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
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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Release Date:

25 March 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A szökés - Eddie Macon futása  »

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$1,300,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The rodeo scenes were filmed at the Laredo International Fair and Exposition Grounds in Texas. See more »

Quotes

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

It's Gonna Be All Right
Words and Music by Norton Buffalo
Performed by John Schneider
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13 September 2002 | by (jacksonville, florida) – See all my reviews

For a movie labeled chiefly as an action-adventure, some of the dialogue and plot gets quite syrupy (especially that one soundtrack song which airs when Eddie Macon is 'retro-daydreaming' past life events). However, the story line is good without being TOO predictable and the characters are well thawed out. It holds interest well. I first saw it about a year after it's initial release date and it has been a mild favorite of mine ever since. Worth checking out.


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