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The Nashville Grab (1981)

A country singer is kidnapped by two female convicts who plan to use him as their ticket out of stir.


James L. Conway


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Conaway ... Buddy Walker
Cristina Raines ... Laurel Ellison
Dianne Kay ... Katie Morrison
Slim Pickens ... Ross Common
Henry Gibson ... Art Schmeckle
Betty Thomas ... Maxine Pearce
Mari Gorman ... Rita Madison
Gary Sandy ... Frank Ford
Larry Cedar ... Donald Common
Darlene Conley ... Rooney
John Chappell John Chappell ... Carl Dobbins
Bill Zuckert ... Old Codger
Tom Barberi Tom Barberi ... Disc Jockey
Jay Bernard Jay Bernard ... Minister
Tip Boxell Tip Boxell ... Clerk


A country singer is kidnapped by two female convicts who plan to use him as their ticket out of stir.

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Art Schmeckle: Alright, Mr. Common, you're under arrest.
Ross Common: Under what charges?
Art Schmeckle: For the time being, because it seems no one around here seems to like you... very much.
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I Can Pick 'Em
Lyrics by Sondra Hull
Music by Bob Summers
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Not bad for a TV movie.
29 April 2005 | by lightninboySee all my reviews

I remember this movie, but probably not too many other people do. Jeff Conaway was a country singer who was going to do a prison concert album like Johnny Cash did. Gary Sandy from WKRP in Cincinnati was a sidekick of his. Slim Pickens was his greedy manager. A couple of female prisoners kidnapped him in an escape from prison. They were hiding out in a Tennessee valley that was about to be flooded for a dam, and later there was kind of a showdown at a fairgrounds. I remember one of the female prisoners supposedly hot-wired a stolen police car, but I doubt that was really possible, because it had a steering column ignition switch. One thing in this movie: a police car somehow got a 55-gallon drum stuck underneath the middle of it, and it was driving with the drum under it.

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Release Date:

18 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enlèvement à Nashville See more »

Filming Locations:

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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1.33 : 1
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