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Macon County Jail (1997)

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Our heroine isn't having a good time. Having lost her L.A. job and walked out on her unfaithful boyfriend, she finds herself stuck in nowhere Macon County when her car and possessions are ... See full summary »

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Susan Reed
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Coley
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Sheriff Dempsey
Todd Kimsey ...
Hobie
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Dan Oldum
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Clerk
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Cassie Ann
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Aubrey
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Pearl
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Richard Reed
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Deputy Burt
David Lowell Gardner ...
Deputy Blake
Courtney Delancey ...
Joellen Peters
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Shaw
Jennie Vaughn ...
Bess
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Our heroine isn't having a good time. Having lost her L.A. job and walked out on her unfaithful boyfriend, she finds herself stuck in nowhere Macon County when her car and possessions are stolen by the girl hitch-hiker she picks up on her way to New York. Though innocent, she is thrown in jail for holding up a local store, then kills the sheriff's son when he rapes her. Now she's on the run with a convicted felon, but she still can't quite see that this really isn't her lucky week. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Rated R for violence, language and a scene of sexuality
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Connections

Remake of Jackson County Jail (1976) See more »

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The Blue Hole
Written by Alexander Kirk and Chris Fudurich
Performed by The Gods of New Hollywood
© 1997 Roger and Julie Music (ASCAP)
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Third time is not the charm
27 August 2010 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

At this point, producer Roger Corman had made a career of recycling props and sets, as well as footage from other movies. So it should come as no surprise that he eventually went to recycling old scripts as well. This is actually the third go-around for this story (the previous two were "Jackson County Jail" and "Outside Chance".) You might think that having a woman screenwriter/director this time around might jazz things up somewhat, but you'd be wrong. This looks even cheaper than JCJ, for one thing. The two leads don't seem to be having any fun in their roles, and their tired spirits really weigh down on the movie. The movie tries to be faster-paced than its predecessors, but after the first half hour it really pads things out when it realizes that it still has an hour of running time to go. There is a slap-dash feeling to the entire movie, from reflections of boom mikes in car windows to the fact that jailed convict Carradine is allowed to wear an earring in his jail cell.

Still, that first shot is pretty impressive.


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