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The Sugarland Express

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Original title
The Sugarland Express
Year
Running time
109 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins
Music
John Williams
Cinematography
Vilmos Zsigmond
Cast
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Producer
Universal Pictures
Genre
Drama. Adventure | Road Movie. Crime. 1960s. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
When faced with the loss of her infant son, Lou-Jean Poplin makes her husband, Clovis, escape from a minimum security prison. Threatened with capture, the couple take rookie Texas State trooper Maxwell Slide hostage, and head across the state in his patrol car. Pursued by dozens of police cars, the trio contend with their sudden elevation to folk heroes, and vigilantes out to stop them. Their only real friend may be trooper Captain Tanner, who struggles to find a peaceful end to the situation.
Awards
1974: Cannes Film Festival: Award for Best Screenplay. Nominated for Palme d´Or (Golden Palm)
1974: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Comedy Screenplay
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