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In Search of America (1971)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  23 March 1971 (USA)
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A college dropout convinces his family to re-examine its goals and gets them to leave it all for a cross-country odyssey in a 1928 Greyhound bus.

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Carl Betz ...
Ben Olson
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Jenny Olson
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Grandma Rose
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Mike Olson
Renne Jarrett ...
Kathy
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Ray Chandler
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Cora Chandler
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Nick
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J.J.
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Anne
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Bodhi
Chris Gilmore ...
Girl (as Annette Ferra)
George Wallace ...
Clarence
Mary Gail Hobbs ...
Claire
Jeff Siggins ...
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A college dropout convinces his family to re-examine its goals and gets them to leave it all for a cross-country odyssey in a 1928 Greyhound bus.

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This movie was an antique by the time of its release in 1971.
6 January 2007 | by (Arizona, United States) – See all my reviews

This movie purports to show a middle class family's attempt to figure out what is "going down" in the America of the late 1960's. Their trip to a rock festival is as far as their refurbished old bus gets. Without exception, the characters are superficial stereotypes.

If you want to know which well-established Hollywood actors were desperate for a paycheck in those days,.. just look at the credits. Sal Mineo, I had forgotten just how badly his career had hit the skids! Thank God, his career rebounded before his untimely death.

The writers on this television turkey were clueless. Outside of doing weed, their insights into the "hippie movement" were laughable.


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