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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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Adam Gaines
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Jerri Jo Hopper
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Harvey Gavin
Louise Latham ...
Mrs. Hopper
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Mr. Hopper
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Inez Treadly
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Cleo
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Van Treadly
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Orville
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Mavis
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Elwood
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Mr. Gaines
Pat Randall ...
Pearlie
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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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Rated R for some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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22 September 1970 (USA)  »

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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 »

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

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Great Chance to See Michael Douglas in a Early Role
7 July 2001 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Idealistic college professor decides to find himself by spending a summer in the midwest as a laborer. He meets and falls in love with a beautiful young lady who, to his regret, cannot share his same vision. Biggest differance here is that the other laborers aren't potrayed as ignorant, suspicious, bigots. Instead we see them as friendly, helpful, and interesting people. Does degenerate into the perverbial bar fight, but mostly this is a subdued, almost loving look at Americas' heartland. Great chance to see Michael Douglas in a very early dramatic role. (He did this even before STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO). Lee Purcell is also quite good becoming easily identifiable of most young ladies of that era (and even today). She willingly takes on the more 'liberated' values of the younger generation when it is conveniant and fun, but is unable (and unwilling) to break from the mores of the enviroment from which she was raised. Has a good final shot.


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