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Rolling Man (1972)

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While he is serving time in prison, a man's wife dies and his children disappear. When he gets out of prison, he starts to search for his kids.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lonnie McAfee
Harold Duncan
Bebe Lotter
Jimmy Dean ...
Lyman Hawkes
Linda Gaye Scott ...
Crystal (as Linda Scott)
Devra Korwin ...
Mildred Slye
Donald Larkin ...
Lester McAfee
Connie Mason ...
Joe Nixon ...
Marion Hall
Joanie Hall
Gary Marsh


While he is serving time in prison, a man's wife dies and his children disappear. When he gets out of prison, he starts to search for his kids. Written by

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typical 1970's television fare, funny and optimistic
27 January 2000 | by (Dundas, Ontario) – See all my reviews

By chance I was able to see this movie on TV, while on vacation.At first I was interested in watching the 1970's TV movie icon Dennis Weaver in action. But this unassuming film took me by surprise. Yes, it seemed corny at first, but the sad plot and Weavers' acting was infectious. He is a master at playing the shafted straight shooter. Coupled with the country soundtrack and the dismal scenery you really felt for Lonnie and his plight, as he ran from one disaster to another searching for his two sons. A solid simple movie with a sound moral thread running through it.

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