Jackson County Jail

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Yvette Mimieux delivers a sensitive, nuanced performance in a role that could have easily spread into a cheap exploitation turn in Jackson County Jail. Mimieux plays advertising executive Dinah Hunter, who leaves Los Angeles and a promising career... read more
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Yvette Mimieux delivers a sensitive, nuanced performance in a role that could have easily spread into a cheap exploitation turn in Jackson County Jail. Mimieux plays advertising executive Dinah Hunter, who leaves Los Angeles and a promising career after she discovers her lover has been cheating on her. Determined to start fresh in New York City, she gets into her car and heads east. Picking up some young hitchhikers along the way, she ends up stranded in an out-of-the-way western town after being beaten up and having her car stolen. Thrown into the local jailhouse on trumped up charges, she finds herself at the mercy of a psychopathic guard who further beats her and then rapes her. Dinah kills the jailkeeper and goes on the lam with fellow jailhouse inmate and down-home radical Coley Blake (Tommy Lee Jones). The sheriff's department engages the couple in a wild car chase through a parade commemorating the United States' Bicentennial, as Dinah and Coley try to break free to the open road.

Original Release

04/01/1976

Cast

Robert Carradine Bobby Ray
Severn Darden Sheriff Dempsey
Tommy Lee Jones Coley Blake
Yvette Mimieux Dinah Hunter
Frederic Cook Hobie (as Frederic Cook)
Mary Woronov Pearl
Nancy Lee Noble Lola (as Nancy Noble)
Cliff Emmich Mr. Bigelow (as Clifford Emmich)
Michael Ashe Mr. Cooper
Howard Hesseman David
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Michael Miller

Writers

Donald E. Stewart

Cast

Robert Carradine Bobby Ray
Severn Darden Sheriff Dempsey
Tommy Lee Jones Coley Blake
Yvette Mimieux Dinah Hunter
Frederic Cook Hobie (as Frederic Cook)
Mary Woronov Pearl
Nancy Lee Noble Lola (as Nancy Noble)
Cliff Emmich Mr. Bigelow (as Clifford Emmich)
Michael Ashe Mr. Cooper
Howard Hesseman David
Marciee Drake Candy (David's Girlfriend)
Betty Thomas Waitress
Marcie Barkin Girl in Restaurant (as Marci Barkin)
Britt Leach Dan Oldum (Bartender)
John Lawlor Deputy Burt
Hal Needham Chief of Fallsburg Police
Patrice Rohmer Cassie Anne
Nan Martin Allison
Lisa Copeland Girl in Commercial
Edward Marshall Mr. Blight

Producers

Roger Corman Executive Producer
Jeff Begun Producer
Paul Gonsky Producer

Editors

Caroline Biggerstaff

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