The Jericho Mile


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.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • March 1, 1979



Cast 4

  1. Peter Strauss

    Peter Strauss
    Larry 'Rain' Murphy

  2. Brian Dennehy
  3. Ed Lauter

    Ed Lauter
    Jerry Beloit

  4. Richard Lawson

    Richard Lawson
    R.C. Stiles

Crew 3


  1. Michael Mann

    Michael Mann


  1. PJ
  2. Michael Mann

    Michael Mann

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