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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Madison Arnold ...
Johnny Mesquitero
Patrick Campbell
Oliver Clark ...
Patrick Dennis-Leigh ...
Tile Loader
William Duell ...
Auto Parts Salesman
Truck Driver in Cafe
Hal England
Trouble Maker
Ray Galvin
Ted Gehring


The story of a long-distance trucker and his experiences on the road.

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Crazy Cooper's Last Ride (A Trucker's Odyssey)
30 January 2006 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

A quirky (and hard to find) comedy who's script seems to be right out of a Dave ("Six Days on the Road") Dudley's truckers' song. Filmed in the unadorned, late-'60s/early-'70s low-budget, realist style (like 'Easy Rider', 'Two Lane Blacktop' or 'Five Easy Pieces'), this little cult movie is a strange pop-art odyssey through roadside America circa-1971. It is the story of an oddball trucker's last ride as told through Cooper (Alan Arkin) and his new but stolen Peterbilt 359 big-rig. The plot (?) is a lean one. The story unfolds to us by our observing the conversations and adventures of Cooper and his unexpected hitchhiker (Paul Benedict). Together they attempt to earn some cash by hustling up some short-haul jobs while dodging the authorities. Arkin performs some eccentric scenes and delivers some quotable lines. Is Cooper fresh out of the nut-house or is he just a sad little character trying to give his dream one last try? Music is by Dave Dudley. Cameos abound with actors from the past (Bruce Bennett, George Raft, Ida Lupino) and the future (Loretta Swit, Charles Durning, Hector Elizondo, Richard Kiel). Written by Terrence Malick. This film will not impress everyone. I would recommend it to anyone who considers himself an "eng-ine man" AND is into small, quirky cult films.

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