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423 Ratings

The Sugarland Express

Directed by Steven Spielberg
United States, 1974
Adventure, Crime, Drama


Lou-Jean, a blonde woman, tells her husband, who is imprisoned, to escape. They plan to kidnap their own child, who was placed with foster parents. The escape is partly successful, they take a hostage, who is a policeman and are pursued through to Texas…

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The Sugarland Express Directed by Steven Spielberg

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1974 | Winner: Best Screenplay

Writers Guild of America

1975 | Nominee: Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen (Screen)

Critics reviews

The movie is a showcase of dazzling camera moves, dollies, impossible tracking shots, the camera hanging like a trapeze artist inside the car, the corps de flics snaking through the flatlands of Texas. But he also shows his genius for never letting the pyrotechnics overwhelm human drama.
January 03, 2017

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