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Director  Michael Miller
Production  New World Pictures
Writer  Donald Stewart
Language  English
6.1/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Crime, Drama
Country  United States
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Release date  April 1976 (1976-04)
Cast  Yvette Mimieux (Dinah Hunter), Tommy Lee Jones (Coley Blake), Robert Carradine (Bobby Ray), Mary Woronov (Pearl), Nancy Lee Noble (Lola), Severn Darden (Sheriff Dempsey)
Genres  Action Film, Drama, Prison film, Crime Fiction, Indie film
Similar movies  Act of Vengeance, Taken 3, Mad Max: Fury Road, Irreversible, John Wick, Furious 7
Tagline  The cops are there to protect her… but who will protect her from the cops?

Jackson County Jail is an American exploitation action thriller film from 1976 directed by Michael Miller, starring Yvette Mimieux, Tommy Lee Jones, and Robert Carradine.


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Dinah Hunter (Mimieux) works for a Los Angeles advertising agency and has been involved in a two-year romantic relationship. After she catches the man being unfaithful to her, Dinah quits her job and drives to New York for a fresh start.

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On a rural highway in the West, she picks up two hitchhikers. They rob and assault her, stealing her purse and car. A law enforcement officer then places Dinah herself under arrest when she can produce no identification. He locks her in a cell of the Jackson County jail, where one of the guards brutally beats and rapes her.

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Dinah kills her rapist jailer and escapes with the help of Coley, a thief who likes to hijack trucks. A bond forms between them as Dinah and Coley flee the law, even though he could be a deranged killer as well. They make a stand together in a final climatic car chase and shootout with police which results in Coley being killed and Dinah being wounded and captured by the corrupt policemen of Jackson County.


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  • Yvette Mimieux as Dinah Hunter
  • Tommy Lee Jones as Coley Blake
  • Robert Carradine as Bobby Ray
  • Severn Darden as Sheriff Dempsey
  • Howard Hesseman as David
  • John Lawlor as Deputy Bert
  • Britt Leach as Dan Oldum
  • Nan Martin as Allison
  • Mary Woronov as Pearl
  • Response

    The film has become a cult movie. In 1996, it was selected by film director Quentin Tarantino for the first Quentin Tarantino Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

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    Film critic Danny Peary lists the film as one of his "Must See" Films in his Guide for the Film Fanatic (1986).

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