Arlo Guthrie's song is converted into a motion picture. Arlo goes to see Alice for Thanksgivng and as a favor takes her trash to the dump. When the dump is closed, he drops it on top of another pile of garbage at the bottom of a ravine. When the local sheriff finds out a major manhunt begins. Arlo manages to survive the courtroom experience but it haunts him when he is to be inducted into the army via the draft. The movie follows the song with Arlo's voice over as both music and narration. Written by
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After discovering that the character "Officer Obie" was modeled after him, actual Stockbridge (Massachusetts) Sheriff William Obanhein
demanded that he play the role himself. His reason: "If anyone is going to make a fool out of me, it might as well be me!" See more
When young Reenie takes Arlo back to her room, she removes her shirt but not her skirt, but in the next shot her skirt is gone and she is only in her panties. See more
[approaching Arlo on the bench
Kid, what'd you get?
I didn't get nothin'. I had to pay fifty dollars, and pick up the garbage.
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