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Macon County Line (1974)

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A vengeful Southern sheriff is out for blood after his wife is brutally killed by a pair of drifters. Low-budget film set in Georgia in 1953 and based on fact.

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Richard Compton

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Max Baer Jr. (story written by) (as Max Baer), Max Baer Jr. (screenplay) (as Max Baer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Vint ... Chris Dixon
Cheryl Waters ... Jenny Scott
Geoffrey Lewis ... Hamp
Joan Blackman ... Carol Morgan
Jesse Vint ... Wayne Dixon
Sam Gilman ... Deputy Bill
Timothy Scott ... Lon
James Gammon ... Elisha
Leif Garrett ... Luke Morgan (as Lief Garrett)
Emile Meyer ... Gurney
Doodles Weaver ... Augie
Avil Williams Avil Williams ... Public Defender
Jay Adler ... Impound Yard Man
Roger Camras Roger Camras ... Man in Car
David Orange David Orange ... 1st Highway Patrolman
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A vengeful Southern sheriff is out for blood after his wife is brutally killed by a pair of drifters. Low-budget film set in Georgia in 1953 and based on fact. Written by alfiehitchie

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It was the fall of '54. A time when laughing was easy. And laugh they did, until they crossed the ... Macon County Line. See more »

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Action | Drama | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fronteira do Pesadelo See more »

Filming Locations:

Sacramento, California, USA

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Budget:

$225,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Max Baer Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film is docudrama in tone. Although it was presented as "a true story" to attract a wider audience much like the Hollywood revisionist film Walking Tall (1973), its plot and characters are entirely fictional. See more »


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Huge drive-in hit
8 July 2002 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Despite what previous posters have been saying this movie was a big hit when it came out. There was even a sequel a few years later. But it was only a hit at drive-ins and (like other drive-in hits) has been largely forgotten. That's a shame because it's a really great movie.

It's not based on a true story (despite what they say at the beginning and end). It's bloody, violent and made on virtually no budget. It all works though because you get four believable characters--the two brothers (real life brothers Alan and Jesse Vint), the hitchhiker (Cheryl Waters) and the sheriff (Max Baer Jr.). They all give natural, unforced performances and through the dialogue you get to know them and understand them. The script is very well-written. Still, this IS a drive-in movie so it opens with a sex scene including flashes of male and female nudity. And the last half hour is frightening and includes a neat twist at the end.

A very good film that deserves to be rediscovered. See it!


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