Then Came Bronson: Season 1, Episode 0

Pilot (24 Mar. 1969)

TV Episode  -  GP  -  Adventure | Drama
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A newspaper reporter quits his job and travels across America by motorcycle.

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Inspector Otis
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Gloria Oresko
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Editor Carson
Bruce Mars ...
Troy
Ted Gehring ...
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Lawrence Hauben ...
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Petty
Gene Dynarski ...
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Barker
Peter Brocco ...
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Stanley Schneider ...
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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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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 »

Goofs

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

Temple Brooks: [to Jim] You almost killed me back there, what kind of a reject are you anyway?
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Referenced in Morirás con el sol (Motociclistas suicidas) (1973) See more »

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An inspiration.
14 July 2004 | by (Quad Cities, IL) – See all my reviews

As I watched this TV show back in 69' I didn't realize at the time what kind of an impact it would have on me. I was only 17 at the time so the "Zen" part about it didn't influence me at all. What never left me was his traveling around the countryside on a motorcycle. It got me thinking what it might be like to wander around so freely. Almost 10 years later I found out. That's when I purchased my 78' Goldwing, which carried me to 49 States, every Province in Canada and a little bit of Mexico. Some of the stories my riding produced and the people I met reminded me so much of "Then Came Bronson".

The great importance of this show was that it portrayed a biker who was mild mannered and not the wild drunken criminal that the biker movies were about at that time. He was a likable guy who you could trust. That's who I try to be when I'm out there traveling around. I really wish I could see the show again.


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