Taglines: Eddie Macon is running from a nightmare… running to a dream… and running for his life.
Eddie Macon (Schneider) was wrongly convicted of a crime. While performing at a prison rodeo in Huntsville, Texas, he escapes and heads for the border, hoping to join his family in Mexico. Marzack (Douglas) is a cop in hot pursuit of Eddie, determined to put him back in jail. Eddie has no transportation, so he takes the journey on foot. He ends up in the woods, where he is nearly killed. He meets Jilly Buck, a bored rich girl who agrees to help him because it’s “just a slow Wednesday.”
Eddie Macon’s Run is a 1983 American action crime drama film based on the 1980 novel by James McLendon, starring Kirk Douglas, John Schneider and John Goodman in his film debut. Other cast are Lee Purcell, Leah Ayres, Lisa Dunsheath, Matthew Cowles and Susan Bongard.
Eddie Macon’s Run (1983)
Oirected by: Jeff Kanew
Starring: Kirk Douglas, John Schneider, Lee Purcell, Leah Ayres, Lisa Dunsheath, John Goodman, Matthew Cowles, Susan Bongard
Screenplay by: Jeff Kanew
Production Design by: Bill Kenney
Cinematography by: James A. Contner
Film Editing by: Jeff Kanew
Set Decoration by: Rick Gentz
Music by: Norton Buffalo
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Release Date: March 23, 1983