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Macon County Line (1974)

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A vengeful Southern sheriff is out for blood after his wife is brutally killed by a pair of drifters. Low-budget film set in Georgia in 1953 and based on fact.

Director:

Richard Compton

Writers:

Max Baer Jr. (story written by) (as Max Baer), Max Baer Jr. (screenplay) (as Max Baer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Vint ... Chris Dixon
Cheryl Waters ... Jenny Scott
Geoffrey Lewis ... Hamp
Joan Blackman ... Carol Morgan
Jesse Vint ... Wayne Dixon
Sam Gilman ... Deputy Bill
Timothy Scott ... Lon
James Gammon ... Elisha
Leif Garrett ... Luke Morgan (as Lief Garrett)
Emile Meyer ... Gurney
Doodles Weaver ... Augie
Avil Williams Avil Williams ... Public Defender
Jay Adler ... Impound Yard Man
Roger Camras Roger Camras ... Man in Car
David Orange David Orange ... 1st Highway Patrolman
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Storyline

A vengeful Southern sheriff is out for blood after his wife is brutally killed by a pair of drifters. Low-budget film set in Georgia in 1953 and based on fact. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Whatever you do... don't cross the Macon County Line. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fronteira do Pesadelo See more »

Filming Locations:

Sacramento, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$225,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$18,765,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Max Baer Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The $225,000 film reportedly became the single most profitable film of 1974 (in cost-to-gross ratio), earning $18.8 million in North America and over $30 million worldwide. See more »


Soundtracks

Another Place Another Time
Theme from Macon County Line (1974)
Words, Music, Vocal by Bobbie Gentry
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Great suspenseful movie but was it really a true story?.
22 September 2004 | by grafspeeSee all my reviews

I agree with many previous reviewers that this was an ideal drive-in thriller movie and well suited to the era with it's colorful cinematography of the picturesque South.

Max Baer better known as "Jethro", the jovial dim witted clown of the "Beverly Hillbillies" series shows how equally well he can play officious gun toting Deputy Sheriff Reed Morgan of a southern Georgia town, flaunting his obvious authority with others. When three teenagers arrive in his domain at a local service station with car trouble he immediately becomes suspicious and makes clear his anxiousness for them to leave his County as quickly as possible.

Morgan shortly after leaves with son Luke, played by Leif Garrett, on a duck shooting expedition and while away two ex cons break into his house and rob and murder his wife Carol. Returning home he notices the teenagers car broken down nearby and after discovering the fate of his wife sets out in armed pursuit of the teenagers. The teenagers take refuge on a houseboat and the tragic events which unfold give this movie a hold on to your seat electrifying finale. The excellent "Another Place Another Time" song of Bobbie Gentry in the closing credits adds vividly to the way life and events did exist and were perceived in the Fifties era.


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