Following up on his history of Steven Spielberg’s entry into professional filmmaking (as told in Steven Spielberg and Duel: The Making of a Film Career), film historian Steven Awalt continues the ongoing story with Steven Spielberg and The Sugarland Express.

The new book examines the true-life events that inspired the film, along with the cinematic conception, production and release of Spielberg’s 1974 film.

The book features brand-new and extensive interviews with the principle cast members Goldie Hawn, William Atherton, and Michael Sacks, award-winning screenwriters Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins, renowned director of photography Vilmos Zsigmond, and many more participants in the making of this truly unsung film in Steven Spielberg’s career.

The Sugarland Express Theatrical Trailer