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Eddie Macon's Run (1983)

A young man, harshly sentenced for a few minor infractions, escapes from a prison in Huntsville Texas and flees to Laredo, Texas, where he hopes to cross into Mexico for a reunion with his wife and small son.

Director:

Jeff Kanew

Writers:

James McLendon (novel), Jeff Kanew (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Douglas ... Carl 'Buster' Marzack
John Schneider ... Eddie Macon
Lee Purcell ... Jilly Buck
Lisa Dunsheath ... Kay Potts
Leah Ayres ... Chris
Tom Noonan ... Daryl Potts
J.C. Quinn ... Shorter
Gil Rogers ... Logan
Jay O. Sanders ... Rudy Potts
Todd Allen ... Desk Sergeant
Nesbitt Blaisdell ... Sheriff Nighblack
Susan Bongard Susan Bongard ... Newscaster
Matthew Cowles ... Ray Banes
Bill DeWeese Bill DeWeese ... Officer #12
Vic Polizos ... Desk Clerk
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Storyline

Eddie Macon will do anything for and to be with his wife and young son, Chris and Bobby. It is for Bobby that they moved from Florida to Texas, one injustice after another which lands Eddie behind bars at Huntsville ultimately on a twenty year sentence. With Chris' help, Eddie plots to break out of prison, the plan to make his way on foot, traveling solely at night, to Laredo where he will cross the border into Mexico to meet Chris and Bobby, he and Chris figuring that he is not important enough for the Mexican authorities to bother sending him back if he is ever caught south of the border. While the good ol' boys within the Texas penal system send out the blood hounds to search for Eddie, Carl Marzack with the prisoner transfer office decides to search for Eddie on his own largely to settle an old score. While Marzack's colleagues' method is to chase, Marzack is more methodical, believing he just needs to follow the crumbs ultimately with Eddie showing himself in the process. There ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

Eddie Macon is running from a nightmare... running to a dream... and running for his life.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 March 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A szökés - Eddie Macon futása See more »

Filming Locations:

Encinal, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,262,691

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,262,691
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Macon family was modeled after the family of James McLendon, who wrote the film's source novel. One earlier draft gave Eddie a daughter in addition to a son. See more »

Quotes

Carl 'Buster' Marzack: A good hunter never chases. He waits.
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Connections

Referenced in Psych: If You're So Smart, Then Why Are You Dead? (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Gonna Be All Right
Words and Music by Norton Buffalo
Performed by John Schneider
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wrong plot facts
23 March 2010 | by chewmanchewSee all my reviews

A very good movie! First, the plot listed is incorrect. He does not escape from a prison in Alabama, but rather the state prison in Huntsville, Texas, (the author apparently got their "Huntsvilles" mixed up and assumed it was Alabama.) There is, in fact, a prison in Huntsville, TX, and the entire movie takes place in Texas & Mexico. A lot of action, albeit, the plot's outcome is apparent throughout. Still, this movie has an outstanding cast for a low-budget film and the original music by John Schneider is excellent. I would definitely recommend this to any fan of Kirk Douglas, John Schneider, or just your average action-movie-without-all-the-big-time-Hollywood-promotion stuff. I would say it is along the lines of movies such as "Lone Wolf McQuade", "Hunter's Blood", or "Avenging Force", all great movies without a lot of hype!


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