Based on real facts, this story portrays the physical and emotional isolation of two individuals and the futility of their attempt to escape it. Joyce Mattox, a woman engulfed by the boredom and mediocrity of her small-town existence, meets a prisoner on a visit with her church choir. Their attraction grows until Joyce is convinced that she must help Jesse break out of prison so that they can always be together. Written by
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This movie was loosely inspired by a helicopter prison escape from the Perry Correctional Center in Greenville, South Carolina in December 1985. See more
Why Not Me
Written by Harlan Howard
(uncredited), Sonny Throckmorton
(uncredited) and Brent Maher
Performed by The Judds See more