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Deadhead Miles (1973)

R | | Comedy | 1973 (USA)
The story of a long-distance trucker and his experiences on the road.

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Hal England
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Ray Galvin
Ted Gehring
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The story of a long-distance trucker and his experiences on the road.

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Loretta Swit's movie debut. See more »

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Cooper: Did you ever know someone who said that we'd be wild and crazy and free and then you find out she'd been using the imperial 'we'?
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References They Drive by Night (1940) See more »

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One of the most interesting movies I've ever seen
16 September 2004 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

I caught this movie on A&E over ten years ago between classes while in college. I'd seen Catch-22, so I knew Alan Arkin and liked his work.

It's hard to describe this movie beyond a trucker movie. Very seriously, it's like an episode of Seinfeld... a lot of random stuff happens, most of it disconnected, a lot of it odd, but the vast majority is really funny once you sink into it. Honestly, I forget a very large portion of the movie, but the impression of how interesting it was has stuck with me for over a decade... that has to say something.

Arkin is perfect in it as a pill-popping, cantankerous driver trying to stay awake while driving a load cross country. Paul Benedict (Bentley from the Jeffersons) plays a tramp. Looking over the cast, Richard Kiel (Jaws from the Bond films), Loretta Swit (M*A*S*H), John Milius (writer of Apocalypse Now, etc), Hector Elizondo, Charles Durning... this had a great cast of character actors. I would love to see this film again, but I seriously doubt it will ever get a DVD release unless someone famous sponsors it like Tarantino has the martial arts films released under his Rolling Thunder company.


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