The Sugarland Express

The Sugarland Express (1974)

"Every cop in the state was after her. Everybody else was behind her."
TMDb Score
PG 1 hr 50 minApr 5th, 1974Crime, Drama

Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking a highway patrolman hostage. As a massive dragnet starts to pursue them across Texas, the couple become unlikely folk heroes and even start to bond with the captive policeman.

Goldie Hawnas Lou Jean Poplin
Ben Johnsonas Captain Harlin Tanner
Michael Sacksas Patrolman Maxwell Slide