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Jackson County Jail (1976) Poster

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This film was shot in 26 days.
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The jail cell and the police station were both built on sound stages.
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The opening scene was filmed in the screening room at New World Pictures.
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The parade featured at the conclusion was done with the full cooperation of the town of Paso Robles, California.
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The climactic foot chase between Coley Blake and the police was completely improvised. Moreover, Blake was more of a slick New York City criminal type in an earlier draft of the script.
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Selected by Quentin Tarantino for the First Quentin Tarantino Film Fest in Austin, Texas, 1996.
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The film is one of several so-called "drive-in" films that were presented as true stories (à la 1972's The Legend of Boggy Creek; 1973's Walking Tall; 1974's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre; 1975's Macon County Line and 1976's The Town That Dreaded Sundown) when most, if not all, of what was portrayed on screen was outright fiction.
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This film was remade in 1997 as Macon County Jail. Both were produced by Roger Cormon.
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Film critic Danny Peary lists this film as one of his "Must See" Films in his Guide for the Film Fanatic (1986).
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