This quasi-feminist chase-exploitation feature won scattered critical appreciation upon release and has developed something of a cult following. Yvette Mimieux plays a career woman who heads off to New York on a lark. She starts a long drive across the country and picks up some
hitchhikers, who beat her up and steal her car. Thrown into a small-town jail on false charges, Mimieux is subjected to a series of humiliations that culminate in her rape by a psychotic sheriff (Severn Darden). Mimieux manages to kill her attacker and escapes from jail with another inmate (Tommy
Lee Jones). A destructive car chase follows, during which Jones is killed in a wild (and uninten...