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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:

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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 film is one of several so-called "drive-in" flicks that were presented as true stories (à la The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972), Walking Tall (1973), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Macon County Line (1974), and The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)) when most, if not all, of what was portrayed on screen was outright fiction-- with the exception of "The Town That Dreaded Sundown", which was inspired by the Phantom Killer murders in Texarkana, Texas in 1946. 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: They're gonna kill you!
Coley Blake: That don't matter. I was born dead.
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Connections

Featured in Outside Chance (1978) See more »

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Good film with powerful jail scene
23 December 2004 | by ronryan85See all my reviews

I thought the film was good with fine acting coming from the stars : Yvette Mimieux and Tommy Lee Jones. Jones is in his first major movie of his career and performed well. The jail house rape of Yvette is very graphic and I doubt if any other movie will show such a powerful scene unless you see "Two Women" again where the Italian Star is similarly abused.Perhaps the scenes showing Jones in a gun battle with the local police was not too realistic as it might have been but overall I believe the story rang fairly true to life and regret that it had to be placed in the area that presented the law as having such men who would take advantage of a good looking blond woman in distress. The truth is that such things do happen and if nothing else the movie reminds us all that while it is good to try to help strangers in need,it is not wise to pick up hitchhikers.


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