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Hot Summer Week -- Two girls on their way to a hippie encounter session pick up a crazed Vietnam veteran, who might just be the serial killer who is murdering hippies in the area.


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Larry Bischof (writer)
Gloria Goldsmith (screenplay)
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July 1972 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Dianne Hull ... Karen

Michael Ontkean ... Will
Kathleen Cody ... Debbie

Ralph Waite ... John
John McMurtry ... The Maker
Pamela Serpe ... Frances
Richard Grayling ... Motor Cop
Michael Kopsche ... Psychiatrist

Charlie Picerni ... Pool Player #1
Bob Bass ... Pool Player #2
Rigg Kennedy ... Chip
Sylvia Hayes ... Lady at Hamburger Stand
Elizabeth Saxon ... Mrs. Rae
Paul Sorensen ... Mr. Rae
Ruth Warshawsky ... Store Keeper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Carlson ... Liquor Store Cop
Jane Chaback ... Encounter Group Member
Peter De Bond ... Encounter Group Member
Cliff Emmich ... Truckdriver
John Lawrence ... Man In Car
Jana Milo ... Girl at Party
Jean Paul Moran ... Encounter Group Member

Emory Parnell ... Bartender
Terry Wadsworth ... Hippy #1

Uschi Digard ... Beach Girl in Credits Sequence Only (uncredited)

Directed by
Thomas J. Schmidt 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry Bischof  writer
Gloria Goldsmith  screenplay
Gloria Goldsmith  story
David M. Kaufman  writer
Michel Levesque  writer

Produced by
Thomas J. Schmidt .... producer
Joe Solomon .... executive producer
Original Music by
Tom McIntosh 
Cinematography by
David M. Walsh 
Film Editing by
Jim Baulas 
Casting by
Pearl Kempton 
Makeup Department
Maurice Stein .... makeup artist
Production Management
William Martin .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Kobritz .... assistant director
Barry Steinberg .... assistant director
Art Department
William M. Bates .... property master
John Sexton .... property assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Charlie King .... sound mixer (as Charles King)
Bernard F. Pincus .... sound editor
Hal Watkins .... sound re-recordist
Thomas Cunliffe .... boom operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Harris .... still photographer
Richard Moran .... key grip
Joe Smith .... gaffer
William Gossman .... camera operator (uncredited)
Richard N. Hannah .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Gary Haselbusch .... electrician (uncredited)
Victor King .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Ed Pirrung .... grip (uncredited)
Steve Smith .... electrician (uncredited)
Don Whipple .... grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eddie Marks .... costumer
Other crew
Jack Harmon .... title designer: main titles
H. Bud Otto .... script supervisor
Randee Lynne Jensen .... assistant to writer (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Girls on the Road" - USA (alternative title)
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80 min | UK:76 min | Australia:75 min
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
So bad, it's good, 25 March 2002
Author: chet19 from Austin, TX

Seeing Ralph waite, the father on The Waltons, play a hippie who runs a commune and hits on 17-year-olds is worth the price of this baby! Plus, you gotta see his sideburns! The plot is no worse than any other road movie, and this is one of many, many female road movies that came before Thelma and Louise and gets no credit.

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