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The Sugarland Express (1974)

PG 04/05/1974 (US) CrimeDrama 1h 50m

Every cop in the state was after her. Everybody else was behind her.


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. Matthew Robbins

    Screenplay, Story

  3. Hal Barwood

    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

  6. Steve Kanaly

    Steve Kanaly

    Patrolman Jessup

  7. Louise Latham

    Louise Latham

    Mrs. Looby

  8. Harrison Zanuck

    Baby Langston Poplin

  9. A.L. Camp

    Mr. Nocker

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Full Cast & Crew

The Sugarland Express
The Sugarland Express

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $3,000,000.00

Revenue $12,800,000.00


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