Feature Length ABC TV Movie from 1979
Rain Murphy is a man sentenced to life in prison, choosing to do his time in near-isolation, and engages in distance running when given the opportunity for free-time. While his form and speed capture the attention of prison officials who believe he could be competitive for the Olympics, Murphy expresses disinterest. But when the one man he has befriended is taken advantage of by political groups within the prison, Murphy decides to pursue the opportunity presented to him in his memory. This action not only has profound changes on him, but also on the atmosphere of the inmates in the prison and their outlook on the accomplishments he can make. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Emmy Awards, ...The Jericho Mile. Peter Strauss gives a fantastic performance as Jericho. Strauss is fantastic in this role. This is a must own prison made for TV drama.
Actors: Peter Strauss, Richard Lawson, Roger E. Mosley, Brian Dennehy, Geoffrey Lewis
Directors: Michael Mann
Writers: Michael Mann, Patrick J. Nolan
Producers: Tim Zinnemann
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Fullscreen
Run Time: 97 minutes