The Sugarland Express

Lists: Drama, Crime / Heist

Brief Synopsis: "Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking a highway patrolman hostage. As a massive dragnet starts to pursue them across Texas, the couple become unlikely folk heroes and even start to bond with the captive policeman."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1974: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Goldie Hawn (Lou Jean Poplin)
  • Ben Johnson (Captain Harlin Tanner)
  • Michael Sacks (Patrolman Maxwell Slide)
  • William Atherton (Clovis Michael Poplin)
  • Gregory Walcott (Patrolman Ernie Mashburn)
  • Steve Kanaly (Patrolman Jessup)
  • Louise Latham (Mrs. Looby)
  • Harrison Zanuck (Baby Langston Poplin)
  • A.L. Camp (Mr. Nocker)
  • Jessie Lee Fulton (Mrs. Nocker)
  • Dean Smith (Russ Berry)
  • Ted Grossman (Dietz)
  • Bill Thurman (Hunter)