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The Sugarland Express

Release Date: January 1st, 1974

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.

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Genres: Comedy drama

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  • If the movie finally doesn’t succeed, that’s because Spielberg has paid too much attention to all those police cars (and all the crashes they get into), and not enough to the personalities of his characters. show more

  • The movie has a casual craziness that seems especially native. show more

  • Unfortunately, the film degenerates in final reels to heavy-handed social polemic and sound-and-fury shootout. show more

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