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The Sugarland Express

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Original title
The Sugarland Express
Running time
109 min.
United States United States
Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins
John Williams
Vilmos Zsigmond
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Universal Pictures
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.
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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