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Return to Macon County (1975)

PG | | Drama | 23 July 1975 (USA)
Two young men in a fast car travel through Georgia in the summer of 1958 en route to enter the National Championship drag races in California. In Macon County they pick up a wild girl who brings trouble and attract the ire of a local cop.

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Richard Compton

Writer:

Richard Compton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Nolte ... Bo Hollinger
Don Johnson ... Harley McKay
Robin Mattson ... Junell
Robert Viharo ... Sergeant Wittaker
Eugene Daniels Eugene Daniels ... Tom
Matt Greene Matt Greene ... Pete
Devon Ericson ... Betty
Ron Prather ... Steve
Philip Crews Philip Crews ... Larry
Laura Sayer Laura Sayer ... Libby
Walt Guthrie Walt Guthrie ... Big Man in Coffee Shop
Mary Ann Hearn ... Pat
Sam Kilman Sam Kilman ... Cook
Bill Moses Bill Moses ... Sheriff Jackson
Pat O'Connor Pat O'Connor ... Officer Harris
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Two small-town young men, drag racer Bo and mechanic Harley, embark on a road trip from Georgia to California with the intention of entering the Grand National Championship drag races in California. But it's not long before the innocent-minded friends realize this journey will bring them more than they bargained for. Trouble greets them in the form of a runaway waitress who insists on traveling with them, a group of high school boys who don't like losing a street race, and a police sergeant who is determined to throw them in jail.

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Bo and Harley... Easy crusin' - Easy draggin'. Then they met Junell... faster than a hopped up '57 Chevy and hot to go! See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jakten på gjengen See more »

Filming Locations:

Barnesville, Georgia, USA See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Compton, who co-wrote and directed Macon County Line (1974) was hired as the director and sole screenwriter. See more »

Goofs

In 1958 highway striping was white. In the film, the center lines are shown yellow. These are the post MUTCD 1971 markings, which had been fully implemented by 1975-6 and were very hard to find before 1973. Because the film is set in 1958 there should be full white striping on the roads. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood's Hottest Car Chases (2010) See more »

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Sittin' In The Balcony
(uncredited)
Written by John D. Loudermilk
Performed by Eddie Cochran
Courtesy United Artists Music and Records Group, Inc.
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Solid sequel to the original hixploitation classic
9 April 2018 | by a_chinnSee all my reviews

Sequel to the hixploitation classic "Macon County Line." Max Baer Jr. produced and co-wrote the original film, but was not part of this production. However the co-writer and director of the original film, Richard Compton returned to write and direct this solidly entertaining sequel, which is essentially the same story as the first film but with a new set of characters. Two young men, not brothers this time, are traveling through the south on their way to race cars in California, but run afoul the local sheriff after picking up a local girl and angering the local hot rodders after losing a race. Although the story and action are inferior to the original film, this film boast a much stronger cast, which includes a before-they-were-famous Nick Nolte and Don Johnson as the two leads. It's clear that both Nolte and Johnson were destined to be stars with their strong screen presence and charisma, especially Johnson. Robin Mattson is also quite good as the local girl they pick up, although she did not go on to have the major career of Johnson and Nolte. Overall, "Return to Macon County" is not a classic exploitation film, but it is a solidly entertaining one.


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