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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
Mrs. Hopper
Mr. Hopper
Inez Treadly
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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Adam Gaines has a 911T Porsche, good looks, a guaranteed future, and as many girls as he can handle. Adam Gaines has nothing. See more »



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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Aspect Ratio:

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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Pretty good coming of age film
12 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Michael Douglas plays a young semantics professor who has several close lady friends. I believe the film takes place in California. It has a definite hippie-era vibe. The soundtrack is kind of country-sounding, and it makes you wish they'd spent a little cash on getting some popular rock musicians to do the score. No real original music to keep the film "fresh-feeling". I've seen a dozen better films from this era about similar subject matter. Nicholson was in about five or so of them. Douglas always has a p***ed off look on his face in this movie. But I still enjoy almost every MD film I watch. He's just not Jack Nicholson. Then again, who is? Except Mr.Ray-Bans himself.

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