Eddie Macon's Run

Synopsis: A young man, harshly sentenced for a few minor infractions, escapes from a prison in Huntsville Texas and flees to Laredo, Texas, where he hopes to cross into Mexico for a reunion with his wife and small son.
Director(s): Jeff Kanew
Production: Universal Studios
95 min

And we hope you're enjoying this performance

of the Huntsville Prison Rodeo.

These inmates and Cowboys have trained hard all year long to put on

an exciting show for you. I know you've seen a lot of action so far.

And you'll see more to come.

We'll have more for you in just a moment.

Okay next up in shoot number 5

is an inmate cowboy named...

Eddie Macon, a young man out

of the state of Florida.

He'll be trying his luck on an old horse called Sailor.

Sailor is in the shoot Eddie gets down on him...

puts his hand in the rigging, pulls

himself up real tight and out they come.

Pretty hard on the first jump, second jump,

the Cowboy had a little hard luck.

Well, Eddie receives a no time,

he's limping off folks...

but I don't believe he's seriously hurt, the

medics will check him out anyway to make sure.

Now if you'll turn your attention to shoot number 4, we have

a young man there named Albert Regland from Lovet, Texas.

He'll be attempting to ride an

old pony called Davy Crocket.

Here, hang on to this, will you Fred?

Here you go, son.

No you keep it, I got 300

miles to stay awake.

I have to see if the ward wants some men.

Yeah, you do that.

I use one trash bag to

ditch my con clothes in,

the other one I put my own clothes in to keep

them dry when I have to cross the border

If it does get real cold at night and if I

get my clothes wet I'll probably freeze

I don't want you to go.

It's just in case Chris.

Just in case what?

To escape from Huntsville means that if

they catch you you'll never get out again.

6 hours ain't possible.

Sergeant you got liquor on your breath,

I'll have your job and your ass together.

Now get on over here right now.

Logan here.

This is Marzach.

Good morning Marzach.

I hear you guys lost one.

That's right.

And I ain't got time to talk about it now.

We have revolution at that damn rodeo.

The damn warden and the

governor sitting right there.

You know what this makes me look like?

you guy got a name?


Edward J.

Son of a b*tch.

He ran before. That's right.

3 years ago.

Jumped off a transfer bus.

I was right there.

I nailed his ass right

on his own front porch.

Is he the one who gave you a beauty mark?

Oh, yes, warden.

Macon, Edward J.

I know it's not possible but

second time going through.

Look Mr. I am not a criminal

I don't belong in jail.

Calm down Sonny the bus

will be here any minute.

You don't want to miss

your first day of school.

Jesus Christ, can't you see

that's my wife and my kid.

I'm a decent person.

Oh sure, the jail is full ot hem.

Mr. look, I don't want to go to prison.

Daddy! Daddy! No!

We got the dogs all set up and we'll have

everybody out there ready to go at half an hour.

Why the hell did this bastard

run off on my shift.

Did you have a chance to talk

and make him a soulmate yet?

Man, I didn't have a chance to wipe my ass.

How did he get out?

I figure he hooked a ride on

one of the stock trailers.

There was 12 of them.

It's a joke.

I think you could use some expert assistance.

I need your help Marzack, I'll ask for it.

Meanwhile I'm busy.

You boys ready?


All right.

Any man who runs from Huntsville

twice got a be a dumb son of a b*tch.

Now, let's get his ass!

How so.

They gonna get him.

No way.

That rabbit is behind those

bloodhounds right now.

All right. That's right

It's going to take more than

a bunch of cowboy horseshit.

Oh yeah.


It's going to take a cop.

If I run 27 miles at night,

hide out and sleep during the day.

It's no different than

running four marathons in four days.

You never even run one marathon.

There's a first time for

everything, isn't there?

Chris, I have been training every day.

I know I can do it.

Let us meet with the car.


We do this my way.

You and Bobby meet me in

Mexico like we planned.

Honey, I'm so scared!

I am too!

But if I can't be with you and Bobby,

I just rather not be at all.

As the Tri-State Manhunt continues.

Macon was serving a twenty year

sentence for charges including assault.

And is described by prison officials

as dangerous.

Laredo news time is 11:45.

Everyone in Huntsville

loves the prison rodeo.

Well almost everyone.

It seems that one of today's

contestants had such a bad time.

He decided to leave early.

By about 17 years.

The convict Edward Macon departed at

about 4 this afternoon and is still at large.

Prison officials are confident he'll

be back in custody by tomorrow.

Sports in a minute.

But now this.

Doesn't your family deserve the very best?

The whitest whites the brightest colors.

Give your family best.


That's the key.

Right, Nicky boy?

Find the family.

Win the prize.


Daddy and I are going to

talk to the doctor, okay.

Be nice to the nurses.

We'll be back real soon.

Give mummy a kiss.

Take care of your daddy's boat alright.

Talk to you later Bobby.

Yes, I know this is scary.

It's gonna require some spinal

medication, some chemotherapy.

It's not gonna be any picknick for Bobby.

We caught it early.

And it's curable.

I think there's nothing for you to do

except keep your hopes up, say your prayers.

And we'll take care of him at the hospital.

We finished paying for Bobby's

treatment it's going to be another 4 years

before we're able to save

up the down payment again.

We'll just wait a little longer.

We'll handle it.

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Jeff Kanew

Jeffrey Roger Kanew (born December 16, 1944) is a Jewish American film director, screenwriter, film producer and film editor who early in his career made, with his brother Gary Kanew and director Howard Deutch, trailers for many films of the 1970s and is probably best known for directing the film Revenge of the Nerds (1984) and for editing Ordinary People.Kanew directed Gotcha! (1985) and Tough Guys (1986), the final film pairing actors Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster, having initially directed Douglas in 1983's Eddie Macon's Run. His other directorial efforts includeTroop Beverly Hills starring Shelley Long, V.I. Warshawski starring Kathleen Turner, Natural Enemies starring Hal Holbrook and Louise Fletcher, Babij Jar, a Holocaust drama, National Lampoon's Adam & Eve, several TV episodes, and for the stage and video versions of the Kirk Douglas one-man show "Before I Forget" (2009). Kanew also directed the documentary Black Rodeo (1972) capturing the events surrounding the first ever performance of an all-black rodeo in the neighborhood of Harlem in New York City. Kanew's son, Justin Kanew, is a reality show contestant from season 15 and season 18 of The Amazing Race. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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