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      Return to Macon County

      PG 1975 1h 30m Action List
      Reviews 57% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Two small-town teenagers, drag racer Bo (Nick Nolte) and mechanic Harley (Don Johnson), embark on a road trip from Georgia to California with the intention of entering a drag-racing contest. But it's not long before the innocent-minded friends realize this journey will bring them more than they bargained for. Trouble greets them in the form of a runaway waitress (Robin Mattson) who insists on traveling with them and a police sergeant (Robert Viharo) who is determined to throw them in jail. Read More Read Less

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times All of this may sound fairly uninspired -- and, believe me, it is, but Return to Macon County isn't exactly a bad movie. Rated: 2/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Ruth Batchelor Los Angeles Free Press A boring hunk of amateurism. Nov 27, 2019 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 3, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Sequel to the hixploitation classic "Macon County Line." Max Baer Jr. produced and co-wrote the original film, but was not part of this production. However the co-writer and director of the original film, Richard Compton returned to write and direct this solidly entertaining sequel, which is essentially the same story as the first film but with a new set of characters. Two young men, not brothers this time, are traveling through the south on their way to race cars in California, but run afoul the local sheriff after picking up a local girl and angering the local hot rodders after losing a race. Although the story and action are inferior to the original film, this film boast a much stronger cast, which includes a before-they-were-famous Nick Nolte and Don Johnson as the two leads. It's clear that both Nolte and Johnson were destined to be stars with their strong screen presence and charisma, especially Johnson. Robin Mattson is also quite good as the local girl they pick up, although she did not go on to have the major career of Johnson and Nolte. Overall, "Return to Macon County" is not a classic exploitation film, but it is a solidly entertaining one. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Not quite a caper, but it does have that feel to it, which gives this youthful road movie a great feel to it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the first movies ever from Nick Nolte and Don Johnson. It's about 2 young race car drivers trying to make their way to LA to win a big race and get into all sorts of trouble along the way. From picking up a young wild teenage girl, to getting into trouble with some young kids when they get revenge for the kids unfairly taking their money... Worst of all, they cross a cop that isn't completely sane and sets out to get them no matter what it takes. It's the type of movie that doesn't really fit in with the modern world, but if it was released back in the 50's or early 60's it would probably would have got more attention than it did. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Two small-town teenagers, drag racer Bo (Nick Nolte) and mechanic Harley (Don Johnson), embark on a road trip from Georgia to California with the intention of entering a drag-racing contest. But it's not long before the innocent-minded friends realize this journey will bring them more than they bargained for. Trouble greets them in the form of a runaway waitress (Robin Mattson) who insists on traveling with them and a police sergeant (Robert Viharo) who is determined to throw them in jail.
      Director
      Richard Compton
      Producer
      Elliot Schick
      Screenwriter
      Richard Compton
      Production Co
      American Internat'l Pics
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 30m