Escape from Bogen County (1977)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Escape Film, Message Movie  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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A Southern big shot (Mitch Ryan) runs his local community like a personal fiefdom. His despotism extends to his abusive marriage to Maggie (Jaclyn Smith). Denied her basic rights as a woman and a human being, Maggie tries to file for divorce, only to run up against a corrupt, good-ole-boy legal system. Her only recourse is to escape from Bogen County without attracting the attention of the paid-off police force. The film's feminist trappings do not entirely compensate for the exploitational nature of the script. Made for TV, Escape from Bogen County first aired October 7, 1977.



spouse, testimony, investigator, lawyer, wife, witness