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"Then Came Bronson" Pilot (1969)

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James Bronson is a San Francisco Chronicle newspaper reporter whose best friend commits suicide under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Jim buys his friend's Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle from the widow and hits the road to look for a more meaningful reason for being, his quest takes him down that long lonesome highway were he is bound for the mountains and the plains. TCB was written by real life newspaper man Denne Bart Petitclerc turned Hollywood screen writer about one of his reporter buddies named Birney Jarvis. Birney was and still is at 83, the real Jim Bronson. Stars: Michael Parks plays Jim Bronson and Bonnie Bedelia is Temple, the girl Jim meets on the beach and shares with him the next several weeks of tavelin' that long lonesome highway. Martin Sheen plays Jim's best friend who jumps off Fort Point. Stu Klitsner is the businessman in the station wagon who talks to Jim about taking a trip in the opening scene.


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