Then Came Bronson (1969–1970)
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Pilot 

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
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Lawrence Hauben ...
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Petty
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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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We learn from the Pilot, Jim Bronson is a Taurus, April 21 to May 20, 21, and Michael Parks was born 24 April. 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 »

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

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Long live the spirit of Bronson
13 April 2004 | by (Pacific Northwest) – See all my reviews

This show along with Easy Rider got me into motorcycling. They were both filmed in 1968 and released in 1969. I remember reading that Michael Parks had creative differences with the producers and that helped lead to cancellation. I wish they'd listened to him. Bronson summed it all up for motorcyclists everyone who is fed up with the corporate rat-race and seeks individuality in an age of conformity, "Hang in there". I wish some corporate entity would put this out at least on VHS if not DVD (both the European theatrical release that wasn't shown here due to Bonnie Bedilias' bare breats, the TV movie, and the 26 series episodes) soon. Jim, I bought my Harley due to you.


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