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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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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$568,198, 25 March 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,262,691
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Trivia

In the beginning of the movie where Eddie escapes in a cattle trailer from the prison rodeo, the trailer is actually exiting from a high school parking lot in Laredo, not in Huntsville. 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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Better then Avg. "B" Movie
3 August 2006 | by 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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