Inspired from true life, this thrilling tale follows the fluctuating fortunes in the life of Lou-Jean Poplin, a bold young woman. When she finds out that her infant son may be seized by the government and placed under foster care, she convinces her husband, Clovis, to escape from a minimum security prison, in a desperate move to keep their family together.
As the young couple try to flee to safety the couple take rookie Texas State trooper Maxwell Slide hostage, and head across the state in his patrol car. Pursued by dozens of police cars, their only real friend may be trooper Captain Tanner, who struggles to find a peaceful end to the situation. How will the police chase end?
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Based on the events of May 1969 when fugitives Robert and Ila Fae Dent kidnapped Department of Public Safety trooper Kenneth Crone, commandeered his car and led police and other law enforcement officials on a chase from outside Port Arthur, through Houston, up to Navasota and on to Wheelock, where Ila Fae Dent's mother lived. At one point a motorcade of more than 150 police cars and reporters joined the pursuit. FBI agent Bob Wiatt (who retired in 2004) confronted them at the mother's home and was forced to shoot Robert Dent, who was armed, in the neck, killing him. Wiatt wrestled Ila Fae to the ground and handcuffed her. Read More