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Adam at Six A.M. (1970)

After the death of a relative, a professor goes to the funeral and gets himself a job there working with power lines. He soon finds his entire life changing before his eyes.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Gaines
Jerri Jo Hopper
Harvey Gavin
Louise Latham ...
Mrs. Hopper
Mr. Hopper
Inez Treadly
Marge Redmond ...
Van Treadly
Ed Call ...
Carolyn Conwell ...
Butch Youngblood ...
Timothy Blake ...
Girl at Party
Mr. Gaines
Pat Randall ...


A disenchanted young Professor of Semantics at a California college learns of a distant relative's death in Missouri. He journeys cross-country to the funeral, then decides to spend the summer there and work as a laborer for a power-line company. In time, he meets a girl and falls in love but then faces an important decision as to which direction he wants his life to go. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »




Release Date:

22 September 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A reggel túl messze van  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to an interview with Lee Purcell, she was chosen for the main role (to be teamed with Michael Douglas) from among dozen of other young girls by Steve McQueen, whose company produced this movie. See more »


Referenced in The Bob Newhart Show: Carol at 6:01 (1976) See more »

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The hollow shell of American Life
12 February 2001 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Call it sentiments of generation X before generation X. This movie was fantastic. It asks the sincere question: do you see yourself as successful, or do others see it in you? And what would happen if you and society found your success in different places? The last scene captures the outcome visually with great symbolism.

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