Overview

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.

  1. Steven Spielberg

    Director, Story

  2. Hal Barwood

    Screenplay, Story

  3. Matthew Robbins

    Screenplay, Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Goldie Hawn

    Goldie Hawn

    Lou Jean Poplin

  2. Ben Johnson

    Ben Johnson

    Captain Harlin Tanner

  3. Michael Sacks

    Michael Sacks

    Patrolman Maxwell Slide

  4. William Atherton

    William Atherton

    Clovis Michael Poplin

  5. Gregory Walcott

    Gregory Walcott

    Patrolman Ernie Mashburn

Full Cast & Crew

The Sugarland Express
The Sugarland Express

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • April 5, 1974
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 50m

Budget $3,000,000.00

Revenue $12,800,000.00

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