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17 September 1969 (USA) See more »
A disillusioned reporter, James "Jim" Bronson, quits his job and starts wandering the road on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle as a form of soul-searching. He meets various characters. Some he helps, others he educates.
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 (Series Cast [1])

Michael Parks ... Jim Bronson (27 episodes, 1969-1970)

Series Directed by
Jud Taylor (8 episodes, 1969-1970)
Paul Stanley (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Marvin J. Chomsky (3 episodes, 1969)
Series Writing credits
Denne Bart Petitclerc (27 episodes, 1969-1970)
T.Y. Drake (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Lionel E. Siegel (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Don Ingalls (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jon Edward Manson (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert M. Young (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Benjamin Masselink (2 episodes, 1970)

Series Produced by
Robert H. Justman .... producer (27 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert Sabaroff .... producer (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Philip D. Fehrle .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1969)
Series Original Music by
John Carl Parker (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
George Duning (4 episodes, 1969)
Richard Shores (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Gil Melle (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Stu Phillips (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Cinematography by
Lamar Boren (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Film Editing by
Albert P. Wilson (3 episodes, 1969)
Joseph Dervin (2 episodes, 1969)
William B. Gulick (2 episodes, 1969)
Series Casting by
Joseph D'Agosta (5 episodes, 1969)
Series Art Direction by
George W. Davis (7 episodes, 1969)
W. Stewart Campbell (5 episodes, 1969)
Series Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton (6 episodes, 1969)
John M. Dwyer (6 episodes, 1969)
Series Production Management
Herbert F. Solow .... executive in charge of production (6 episodes, 1969)
John G. Wilson .... unit production manager (6 episodes, 1969)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas Foulkes .... second assistant director (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Kevin Donnelly .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1969-1970)
Christopher Seitz .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor / rerecording supervisor (7 episodes, 1969)
Series Stunts
Bud Ekins .... action coordinator (7 episodes, 1969)
Ken Ferguson .... stunt player / stunt performer (3 episodes, 1970)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Byers .... electrician (1 episode, 1969)
Orville Hallberg .... camera operator (1 episode, 1969)
Series Editorial Department
John D. Dunning .... supervising film editor (6 episodes, 1969)
Series Music Department
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor (7 episodes, 1969)
George Duning .... composer: theme music (3 episodes, 1969)
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (1 episode, 1970)
Series Other crew
Alan Godfrey .... assistant to the producers / assistant to producers (6 episodes, 1969)
Howard 'Dutch' Horton .... location manager (4 episodes, 1969)

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60 min
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At the hill climb, several people are wearing "Viewfinders" jackets. The Viewfinders is a club for stunt men and people in the film industrySee more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Grindhouse (2007)See more »
Long Lonesome HighwaySee more »


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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
The pilot for the TV series.., 16 November 1999

This is the introduction to the character of Jim Bronson, the soft spoken motorcyclist that went on the road looking for some insight into his life after the suicide of a friend. (Zen and the art of motorcycling??) It was later made into a TV series.

Bronson in his trademark knit watchcap aboard his red Sportster with bedroll attached, is still an icon for the free-spirited motorcycle lifestyle. It has been many years (at least 20) since I have seen this movie, but I can remember faithfully watching anytime it was played. In the TV series Parks often performed music that would be used to accompany the storyline, but I don't recall if he performed any songs in the movie.

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