MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,072 this week

Adam at Six A.M. (1970)

 -  Drama  -  22 September 1970 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 182 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 7 critic

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 23 Jun 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 20 Jan 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 04 Nov 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 47 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Adam at Six A.M." on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Adam at Six A.M. (1970)

Adam at Six A.M. (1970) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Adam at Six A.M..

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant.

Director: James Bridges
Stars: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas
Coma (1978)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy.

Director: Michael Crichton
Stars: Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Geneviève Bujold
A Chorus Line (1985)
Drama | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical.

Director: Richard Attenborough
Stars: Michael Douglas, Terrence Mann, Michael Blevins
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has ... See full summary »

Director: Melville Shavelson
Stars: Kirk Douglas, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An American woman of Irish, Jewish-German parentage goes undercover in Nazi Germany.

Director: David Seltzer
Stars: Michael Douglas, Melanie Griffith, Liam Neeson
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

This is the sequel to "Romancing the Stone" where Jack and Joan have their yacht and easy life, but are gradually getting bored with each other and this way of life. Joan accepts an ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito
Back Roads (1981)
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A prostitute and a drifter find themselves bound together as they make their way through the rural South, doing what they have to do to survive.

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Keith
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile.

Director: Fred Schepisi
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Bernadette Peters
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia.

Director: Mike Cahill
Stars: Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood, Willis Burks II
Framed (1975)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A gambler kills the sheriff of a small village in an accident. But as nobody believes him, he is condemned to a long sentence in prison.

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Joe Don Baker, Conny Van Dyke, Gabriel Dell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An adventurous couple of hitchhikers decides to accept every ride that is offered to them. no matter how odd the driver might be. They'll get more than they bargained for.

Director: Quentin Masters
Stars: Michael Burns, Meg Foster, Marianna Hill
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In a small Finnish Lapland community, Milka, an innocent 14-year-old girl lives with her mother, misses her dead father and prays God to show her what love is. For haymaking, they employ a ... See full summary »

Director: Rauni Mollberg
Stars: Irma Huntus, Leena Suomu, Matti Turunen
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The world changed for "Adam at 6 A.M." See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 September 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adam a las 6 de la madrugada  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not bad, if you're a Michael Douglas fan
5 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie starts with Adam (Douglas) as a linguistics professor in California. During summer break, he takes the opportunity to look at his life. The movie doesn't really spend enough time developing the early Adam, but he sees something in his life he doesn't like. He finds out that an aunt that lived in Missouri has died and he takes this opportunity to drive across country for the funeral and maybe a better life.

Being somewhat disenchanted with California life, Adam enjoys what he saw in Missouri. He is introduced to Jerri Jo (Purcell) and as most guy meets girl plots go, they fall in love. Because of this, he decides to spend his summer break in Missouri. He gets a job and makes friends with the locals. Joe Don Baker plays a member of Adam's work crew, and is portrayed as the basic mid-western, small town family man. With a wife and kids he seems happy, but restricted from doing much else with his life.

Time progresses and Adam and Jerri Jo decide to get married. But not much later, he begins to see Jerri Jo and her family in a different light. He notices little snippets of the life he might be living, if he goes through with the marriage. It becomes more and more obvious to him that he and Jerri Jo don't share the same views of married life.

From interaction with Jerri Jo's family and friends, his concerns build until he seems to struggle with the choice he's made. He sees a "cookie cutter" way of life laid out for him, if he stays in Missouri. He's torn between two worlds. There are parts of Missouri life he would enjoy, but he also enjoyed parts of the free spirit life he had in California. The intensity builds until he finally has to choose.

I won't spoil the end, although some of the other reviews have already done that. I enjoyed this movie. I think I partly liked seeing the places I'm familiar with, the faces I know, etc. But I'm also very much a Michael Douglas fan. This film was before "The Streets of San Francisco", a series I loved. And you'll see a much younger Douglas in this movie, although you'll see his compelling persona has already begun to form.

To give you a bit of an inside, I grew up in Cameron, Missouri. It was one of the small towns this movie was filmed in. I was 17 at the time. The producers came to our high school, looking for extras. They wanted a fresh and naive mid-western look. Men with short cut hair and no mustaches or sideburns, women with wholesome, girl next door faces.

I don't intend to spoil the "look" of the movie for you, but it was obvious that they wanted Missouri to look vastly different than California's "hip" way of life. I thought they might have gone too far looking for the "hick" element in contrast. They even had a tractor driving down the main street of our town, in the film.

Other than some things that only a local might see, they did a pretty good job of showing how a small mid-west town was, back in the late 60s or early 70s. And although this production has some flaws, it shows a "coming of age" struggle that many young people deal with. I think this movie is worth your time.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
when will this be released on dvd? a-busdriver
mr. mojo risin elk-run
mr. mojo risin elk-run
Q + A maggiesz
Discuss Adam at Six A.M. (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?