Then Came Bronson (1969–1970)
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A newspaper reporter quits his job and travels across America by motorcycle.

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Editor Carson
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Storyline

Jim Bronson is a young newspaperman who quits his job following the suicide of his best friend, and sets out on a cross-country trip on his motorcycle in his quest for the meaning of life in which he befriends a runway bride, another searching soul, in this pilot for the TV series of the same name. Written by Matthew Patay

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Adventure | Drama

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24 March 1969 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series was not shot in a studio but on the road, and in order to allow the film to be reviewed after each day's shooting the film was developed in a special semitrailer that followed the shooting from one location to the next. A second identical setup was used for filming the series "I Spy". See more »

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During the hill climbing you can see that the bike Jim is on is not a Sportster, the exhaust pipes give that away. See more »

Quotes

[opening title sequense]
[Bronson drives his motorcycle next to a station wagon at a stoplight]
Businessman: Taking a trip?
Jim Bronson: What's that?
Businessman: Taking a trip?
Jim Bronson: Yeah.
Businessman: Where to?
Jim Bronson: Oh, I don't know. Wherever I end up, I guess.
Businessman: Man, I wish I was you.
Jim Bronson: Really?
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Connections

Referenced in Morirás con el sol (Motociclistas suicidas) (1973) See more »

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Bronson
21 July 2006 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I think the show was almost a precursor for the generation: No one really wanted to be that guy in the station wagon (tho most of us did eventually sell out.) Everyone wanted to be Bronson. And I can tell you for certain that spirit still lives. As I grew a little older, kids grew up, started college and began to move on, I was able to fulfill a dream by purchasing a Harley. I can tell you that wherever I go RIDING, people want to talk to you, find out where you are going - curiosity and envy - just like the 'station wagon guy.' Nobody ever cared where the 'station wagon guy' was going. We all knew. We'll never know of course (since it is, after all, fiction) whether the suit ever was able to break free. But a lot of us did. Better late than never. Never give up on your dreams.


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