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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This was the first theatrical feature film directed by Steven Spielberg to be given a wide release. His previous theatrical film, Firelight (1964), was only shown once at one theater and is partly lost. Read More