The Sugarland Express Poster

Release Date: 1974

DVD Release Date: August 17th, 2004

PG|1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary
Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean (Goldie Hawn) and Clovis Poplin (William Atherton) 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.

Cast: Goldie Hawn, William Atherton, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks, Gregory Walcott, Steve Kanaly, Louise Latham, Harrison Zanuck

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Zanuck/Brown Productions

Keywords: Rescue, 1970s, Underdog, Brash, Family, Husband, Pursuit, Wife, Spirited