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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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Storyline

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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MACON COUNTY - Six Years Later. Nothing's changed but the faces. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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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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Runtime:

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

As "Weird Tom" and his gang are in their car on the search for the film's heroes, one can clearly see various '60s and '70s cars through the rear windshield (the film is set in 1958). See more »

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Follows Macon County Line (1974) See more »

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Written by Jerry Herst and Jack Sharpe
Performed by Jimmy Dorsey
Courtesy United Artists Music and Records Group, Inc.
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Good Relationship Dynamics
25 April 2003 | by mgirlSee all my reviews

I initially rented this movie, because I confused it with Macon County Line (which I have never seen but heard was good). So I came into this movie without any prior knowledge to plotlines or previous recommendations or criticisms. I was pleasantly surprised. I have just finished watching it about ten minutes ago. Although the audience is supposed to be oooohed and aaaaahed by the car chases, I was mostly impressed with the relational dynamics between the three leads. The movie takes two long-time buddies and throws a crazy girl into the mix.

Characters: Bo (Nick Nolte)-Bo is a bit hot-tempered and obviously not the brains of the group. He is the "driver" of the movie's centerpiece, a flashy yellow Chevy. He is loyal, almost to a fault and determined.

Harley (Don Johnson)-Harley seems to be the brainier of the two. He does tend to look out for Bo a bit. He's the "mechanic" of the car.

Janelle (Robin Mattson)-Janelle was a waitress, who suddenly latches onto the two boys, romantically with Bo. She's quite crazy and will do anything.

Plot: Harley has finally put his greatest touch to the yellow Chevy, Bo's and Harley's pride and joy. They are on their way to California to enter the National race, having fun and flings on the side. Along the way, Janelle jumps onto the bandwagon, despite Harley's misgivings. She begins to form a bond with Bo, while Harley is out testing the car. During the test drive, Harley gets into a drag race and wins. The loser claims that Harley cheated, and so the two get into a fight over the $100. In a major sub-plot, the gang gets into trouble with Sergeant Whittaker, who becomes obsessed with their capture.

As I said earlier, I greatly admired how the relationship worked between Harley, Bo, and Janelle. The plot was almost used solely to create the dynamic. Bo feels he must choose between racing (and hence Harley) and Janelle. Harley quietly resents Janelle and rationalizes her craziness is dangerous. Janelle feels the intruder, yet is still a member of their little bunch.

I will point out that this movie is good, but not great. It's good for a one-time viewing.


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