Eddie Macon's Run (1983)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Chase Movie, Escape Film  |   Release Date - Mar 23, 1983 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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The film may be called Eddie Macon's Run, but the title character (John Schneider) takes a back seat during most of the proceedings. Most of the footage is devoted to Eddie's chief nemesis, small-town lawman Marzack (Kirk Douglas). Arrested on a trumped-up charge, Eddie breaks out of prison and takes to the road, with Marzack in hot pursuit. The lion's share of the film is a tire-screeching chase through Mexico. John Goodman makes his film debut in this lively (if pointless) adaptation of James McLendon's novel.

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police, captive, captor, car, chase, criminal, escape, false-accusation, frame-up, lawman, on-the-road, on-the-run, prison