Jailbreakers (1994) is a made for TV
film starring Shannon Doherty as a bad girl High Schooler who falls
for a motorcycle riding petty hood James Dean wannabe. After he is
arrested for a robbery and burglary which were half her fault, he is
in jail, and her parents are forced to move. He breaks out of jail,
finds her, and they head towards Mexico with the police hot on their
|Nudity, none, acting,
You know who
directed this? William Friedkin. Yup, that William Friedkin, the
guy who directed The French Connection and The Exorcist.
Unbelievable! How could that be? At his apogee, The Exorcist is
rated 7.9 at IMDb. At his perigee, Deal of the Century checks in
at 4.4. Franklin Schaffner had about the same high-low range.
Patton is 8.1, Sphinx is 4.8.
If you believe
the movies, the greatest traffic on the Mexico/USA border is
toward Mexico. They must really have a problem with illegal U.S.
immigrants there, especially escaped prisoners and fleeing
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDB readers say 4.8/10, but I
look for that to drop once more people vote.
- With their
dollars ... made for Showtime
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a D+, as it is at least technically
competent, but not worth watching.
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