The Jericho Mile (1979) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Jericho Mile (1979)





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In this film, Peter Strauss stars as "Rain" Murphy, serving a life sentence in Folsom Prison for first-degree murder. To break up the boredom of prison life, Murphy begins running laps around the prison recreation track. Prison officials take notice when Murphy runs a mile in less than four minutes.


Peter Strauss
as Larry Murphy
Richard Lawson
as R.C. Stiles
Roger E. Mosley
as Cotton Crown
Geoffrey Lewis
as Dr. Bill Janowski
Billy Green Bush
as Warden Earl Gulliver
Ed Lauter
as Jerry Beloit
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Critic Reviews for The Jericho Mile

All Critics (2)

Peter Strauss's powerful performance is just one of the many plusses found in this compelling drama.

July 14, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Peter Strauss gives one of the great one-off performances in television history.

June 2, 2009 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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