Jackson County Jail (film)

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Jackson County Jail
Directed by Michael Miller
Written by Donald E. Stewart
Starring Yvette Mimieux
Tommy Lee Jones
Release dates 1976
Running time 89 mins
Country United States
Language English
Budget $500,000[1]
Box office $2.3 million[1]

Jackson County Jail is an American exploitation action thriller film from 1976 directed by Michael Miller, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Yvette Mimieux and Lisa Copeland.


A young woman named Dinah (Mimieux) stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking, false charges and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.


The film has become a cult movie. In 1996 it was selected by film director Quentin Tarantino for the first Quentin Tarantino Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

Film critic Danny Peary lists the film as one of his "Must See" Films in his Guide for the Film Fanatic (1986).[2]


  1. ^ a b Christopher T Koetting, Mind Warp!: The Fantastic True Story of Roger Corman's New World Pictures, Hemlock Books. 2009 p 100-102
  2. ^ "List of Peary’s “Must See” Films". Retrieved 29 May 2012. 

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