TV Movie | Not Rated | | Drama, Romance
An escaped mental patient kidnaps an illiterate teenage farm girl and takes her to his mountain hide-away, where they soon become friends and, eventually, lovers.
Linda Blair accepted the role hoping the producers would cast then-boyfriend Rick Springfield to star alongside her; after Martin Sheen was cast, Blair admits to "falling madly in love with him", although no real-life affair ensued.
Dry Goods Clerk:
You wanna buy that dress for a cook?
Leonard Hatch: If it's all right with you.
Dry Goods Clerk: Crazy. I never heard of men buying women's clothes before!
Leonard Hatch: Pst, hey. There are no women. The cook just likes to dress up like one!
Overhead view of Leonard Hatch on highway escape hospital claims '35 years old', later, when the Sheriff gets fax info, states '31 years old'