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Rain Murphy is a man sentenced to life in prison, choosing to do his time in near-isolation, and engages in distance running when given the opportunity for free-time. While his form and speed capture the attention of prison officials who believe he could be competitive for the Olympics, Murphy expresses disinterest. But when the one man he has befriended is taken advantage of by political groups within the prison, Murphy decides to pursue the opportunity presented to him in his memory.

  1. Michael Mann

    Director, Writer

  2. Patrick J. Nolan


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  1. Peter Strauss

    Peter Strauss

    Larry 'Rain' Murphy

  2. Brian Dennehy

    Brian Dennehy

    Dr. D

  3. Richard Lawson

    Richard Lawson

    R.C. Stiles

  4. Geoffrey Lewis

    Geoffrey Lewis

    Dr. Bill Jankowski

  5. Billy Green Bush

    Billy Green Bush

    Warden Earl Gulliver

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The Jericho Mile
The Jericho Mile


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Status Released

Release Information

  • March 1, 1979

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

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