The Sugarland Express

The Sugarland Express

By Steven Spielberg

  • Genre: Steven Spielberg
  • Release Date: 1974-04-05
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • iTunes Price: GBP 3.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
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The Sugarland Express is based on the true story of Lou Jean Poplin, who kidnapped a Texas State Trooper and led the police on a wild chase across the state in an effort to save her son from adoption. This complex role was enough to lure superstar Goldie Hawn back to the screen after a one-year hiatus following her Oscar winning performance. It also marks the feature film debut of a young, now famous, director Steven Spielberg.