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Jackson County Jail (1976)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | April 1976 (USA)
This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.

Director:

Michael Miller

Writer:

Donald E. Stewart (as Donald Stewart)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yvette Mimieux ... Dinah Hunter
Tommy Lee Jones ... Coley Blake
Lisa Copeland Lisa Copeland ... Girl in Commercial
Cliff Emmich ... Mr. Bigelow (as Clifford Emmich)
Michael Ashe ... Mr. Cooper
Edward Marshall Edward Marshall ... Mr. Blight
Howard Hesseman ... David
Marciee Drake ... Candy (David's Girlfriend)
Nan Martin ... Allison
Betty Thomas ... Waitress
Ken Lawrence Ken Lawrence ... Paulie (Trucker at Counter)
Arthur Wong Arthur Wong ... Cook
Marcie Barkin ... Girl in Restaurant (as Marci Barkin)
Nancy Lee Noble ... Lola (as Nancy Noble)
Robert Carradine ... Bobby Ray
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Storyline

This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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What they do to her in the Jackson County Jail is a crime! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Jackson megyei börtön See more »

Filming Locations:

Paso Robles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$445,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The opening scene was filmed in the screening room at New World Pictures. See more »

Goofs

When Dinah and Coley are eating in the abandoned ranch house kitchen, the cut on Dinah's lower lip shifts from the left side to the right side, then back to the left side of her lip. See more »

Quotes

Dinah Hunter: Jesus Christ...!
Deputy Burt: Look, I ain't about to tell you one more time! You shut that tramp mouth of yours!
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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Cult film doesn't deliver the goods...
20 August 2011 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Yvette Mimieux is a tough, terrific actress, and she cuts an assertive and sexy presence on the screen (especially in these post-"Time Machine" years); however, this mangy Roger Corman production doesn't do much for her or anyone else. Woman traveling alone is unjustly incarcerated while driving cross-country; she escapes jail with help from a convict (Tommy Lee Jones), but the crooked police are not far behind. Though it eventually caught-on with early cable-TV audiences, "Jackson County Jail" is hardly more than a slapdash effort, an exploitation item not designed to empower women but to give drive-in audiences a thrill at seeing one abused. The pretentious finale aside, the picture doesn't even have the good sense to play up its redneck clichés or have fun with the jailhouse formula; instead, director Michael Miller and screenwriter Donald Stewart take things far too seriously, culminating in one ridiculous scene after another. * from ****


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