Then Came Bronson: Season 1, Episode 0

Pilot (24 Mar. 1969)

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A newspaper reporter quits his job and travels across America by motorcycle.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Inspector Otis
Gloria Oresko
Editor Carson
Bruce Mars ...
Ted Gehring ...
Diner Owner
Lawrence Hauben ...
Gene Dynarski ...
Peter Brocco ...
Stanley Schneider ...


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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24 March 1969 (USA)  »

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Jim sings Wayfaring Stranger in a duet with Bonnie. See more »


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 »


Jim Bronson: What's your name?
Temple Brooks: I don't have one!
Jim Bronson: Well everyone I have ever know had a name, that's really weird. My name is Jim incase your interested.
Temple Brooks: Well I'm not!
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Referenced in Morirás con el sol (Motociclistas suicidas) (1973) See more »

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Then Came Bronson
27 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Then Came Bronson" was the baby boomer's introduction to buy and ride motorcycles. After being discharged from the Marine Corp and wanting to just enjoy my life and freedom in this country and this show came on a few years after my adjusting to civilian life I was hooked from the first show. I bought 3 motorcycle within 5 yrs the 3rd was a Harley Davidson Sportster very much like the one used on this show. I am also surprised this show hasn't been on the cable channels. It would be a nice change from the shows that most cable channels run over and over until the viewers know the lines of the characters like they are reading the scripts. The show was very peaceful, just a guy that wanted to see this great country and meet some of the people that live here. Most people you mention this show to from that era remember it and seem to feel it would be enjoyed by a whole new and much younger audience now and I certainly agree with that.

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