MACON COUNTY LINE REVIEWED
“Macon County Line” spotlights The Vint Brothers, as they star in a Max Baer production. The former Jethro Bodine writes and produces this rape revenge film about a couple of brothers mistaken for some other drifters. Now, they have to evade a crazed Sheriff who wants to avenge his murdered wife. What follows is a bloody finale that will end in a way that nobody could expect. No wonder it went on to become the most profitable film of 1974. Just avoid the sequel. It’s bad.
Max Baer proves to be a capable creative talent and supporting player. His Sheriff is dirty, but in a way that feels natural for being in the Backwoods for years. The poor Vint Brothers used their natural familial connection to help solidify the terror of being targeted by an enraged redneck. The sense of anger and targeted rage is rarely captured on film this well. Many people joke about this changing their image of Jethro, but it goes beyond that…this is pure rage.
- NEW Interview With Editor Tina Hirsch
- Audio Commentary With Director Richard Compton
- Vintage Featurette – “Macon County Line: 25 Years Down The Road”
- Theatrical Trailer
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD MONO
RELEASE DATE: 1/16/18
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- Film Score - 92%92%
The Plot Thus Far
Louisiana, 1954: Brothers Chris & Wayne Dixon (Alan Vint and Jesse Vint) are joyriding through the South before enlisting in the Army. When the wife of a local Sheriff is brutally killed by a pair of psychotic drifters, Chris and Wayne are mistaken for the murderers. Far from home, on the run and out of time, they find themselves hunted by the crazed lawman in a tragedy of rage and revenge that explodes in a shocking climax … once they cross the Macon County Line.
Best known for playing goofy Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies, Max Baer forever changed his image by producing, co-writing and co-starring in this powerful movie. With a strong supporting cast that includes Joan Blackman, Geoffrey Lewis, Cheryl Waters, James Gammon, Doodles Weaver and Leif Garrett, Macon County Line became the hit of 1974 as well as one of the most acclaimed drive-in classics of all time.
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