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The Sugarland Express (1974)

The Sugarland Express
6.9 Rating
(88 ratings)
6.8 IMDB rating

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Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn

Lou Jean
Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Captain Tanner
Gregory Walcott

Gregory Walcott

Mashburn
Steve Kanaly

Steve Kanaly

Jessup
Louise Latham

Louise Latham

Mrs. Looby
Harrison Zanuck

Harrison Zanuck

Baby Langston


Written by (View all)
Hal Barwood

Hal Barwood

(screenplay)
Matthew Robbins

Matthew Robbins

(screenplay)


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Goldie shines

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This was one of Spielberg's early films and was fun to watch. Goldie Hawn was funny and at her best in the role as a mother trying to get back the child that was taken from her while she was in jail. She highjacks her husband from prison and they go on a funny road trip in a police car to try to get him back. Ben Johnson was great as the leading officer in the chase to capture them.
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A woman attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and together kidnapping their son. But things don't go as planned when they are forced to take a police hostage on the road.
Release date: 5 April 1974
UPC: 025192558122
Road Trip (4), Drama (3), Prison (3), Adventure (3), Police (3), Kidnapping (2), Car Chase (2), 1970s (2), 1974 (2), Robbery (2), Crime (2), Watched On TCM (1), 110 Min (1), Spielberg (1), Robbers (1), Family (1), Escape (1), Action (1), Road Movie (1)
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