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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Blake ... John Wintergreen

Billy Green Bush ... Zipper (as Billy 'Green' Bush)

Mitchell Ryan ... Harve Poole

Jeannine Riley ... Jolene

Elisha Cook Jr. ... Willie (as Elisha Cook)

Royal Dano ... Coroner
Hawk Wolinski ... VW Bus Driver (as David J. Wolinski)
Peter Cetera ... Bob Zemko
Terry Kath ... Killer
Lee Loughnane ... Pig Man
Walter Parazaider ... Loose Lips
Joe Samsil ... Sgt. Ryker
Jason Clark ... L.A. Detective
Michael Butler ... Truck Driver
Susan Forristal ... Ice Cream Girl
Lucy Angle Guercio ... Ice Cream Girl
Melissa Greene ... Zemko's Girlfriend (as Melissa Green)
Jim Gilmore ... Detective
Bob Zemko ... The Beard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mickey Alzola ... (uncredited)

Jerry Brutsche ... (uncredited)
Lew Burch ... Detective (uncredited)
Doug Burns ... Bike Rider (uncredited)
Percy Curtis ... Detective (uncredited)
George Dockstader ... Police Car Driver (uncredited)
Scott Dockstader ... (uncredited)
Steve Fagin ... Commune Guy (uncredited)
Jane Ferris ... Policewoman (uncredited)
Alan Gibbs ... (uncredited)
Chester Grimes ... Bike Rider (uncredited)

Gary Guercio ... Child (uncredited)
Susan Hail ... Bike Girl (uncredited)
Kate Hall ... Child (uncredited)
Adrienne Hayes ... Bike Girl (uncredited)
Rebacca Kapp ... Cop's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Richard Karie ... Bike Rider (uncredited)
Pam Kath ... Commune Girl (uncredited)
Brett Kaufman ... Child (uncredited)
Bob Maryon ... Bike Rider (uncredited)
Gary Nichamin ... Hospital Attendant (uncredited)

Nick Nolte ... Hippie Kid (uncredited)
Bob Ott ... Bike Rider (uncredited)
Michael Phillips ... Commune Guy (uncredited)
Michelle Powers ... Waitress (uncredited)

Jeff Ramsey ... Bike Rider (uncredited)
J.N. Roberts ... Belly Flop (uncredited)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. ... (uncredited)
John Scovern ... Detective (uncredited)
Herb Sells ... Detective (uncredited)
Rock A. Walker ... (uncredited)
Jimmie D. Wright ... Commune Guy (uncredited)

Directed by
James William Guercio 
Writing credits
Robert Boris (screenplay)

Robert Boris (story) and
Rupert Hitzig (story)

Produced by
James William Guercio .... producer
Rupert Hitzig .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
James William Guercio 
Cinematography by
Conrad L. Hall (director of photography) (as Conrad Hall)
Film Editing by
Jim Benson 
Gerald B. Greenberg  (as Jerry Greenberg)
John F. Link  (as John F. Link II)
Costume Design by
Rita Riggs 
Makeup Department
Frank Griffin .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl Beringer .... second assistant director
Bill Hickman .... second unit director
Tom Shaw .... assistant director
Mel Efros .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jerome M. Siegel .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Joseph Hurley .... production illustrator
Gary Nichamin .... assistant production illustrator
Joe LaBella .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert Glass .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bob Glass)
Robert Knudson .... sound re-recording mixer
William Randall .... production sound mixer
Sam F. Shaw .... sound effects editor (as Sam Shaw)
Samuel C. Crutcher .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Robert Dillon .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Bill Edmondson .... production sound mixer: chase sequence (uncredited)
Donald W. Ernst .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Phil Mitchell Jr. .... boom operator: chase sequence (uncredited)
Charles Randall .... boom operator (uncredited)
Stan Siegel .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Jack R. Woltz .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Candy Flanagin .... special effects
Joe Lombardi .... special effects: chase sequence
Mickey Alzola .... stunt rider
Jerry Brutsche .... stunt coordinator: chase sequence
Scott Dockstader .... stunt rider
Bud Ekins .... stunt coordinator
Alan Gibbs .... stunt rider
J.N. Roberts .... stunt rider
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunt rider (as Ron Rondell)
Rock A. Walker .... stunt rider (as Rock Walker)
Bud Ekins .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hickman .... stunts (uncredited)
Spanky Spangler .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Travers Hill .... camera operator: chase sequence
Richard A. Kelley .... director of photography: chase sequence
Thomas Laughridge .... camera operator
Tom May .... key grip
Harry Rez .... key grip: chase sequence
Thor Sundby .... gaffer
Jim Buchanan .... best boy (uncredited)
Bob Casey .... camera assistant: chase sequence (uncredited)
Thomas Del Ruth .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Garret Graham .... camera operator (uncredited)
Edd Hearn .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Bill Ion .... camera operator: chase sequence (uncredited)
Eddie Lara .... best boy: chase sequence (uncredited)
Ken Marcus .... still photographer: Monument Valley winter shots (uncredited)
John Rose .... still photographer: chase sequence (uncredited)
Phil Stern .... still photographer (uncredited)
Bobby Thomas .... camera operator (uncredited)
Richard Yuricich .... camera assistant: chase sequence (uncredited)
Casting Department
Frank Kennedy .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dennis Fill .... costumer
Music Department
Jimmie Haskell .... orchestrator
Dave Kahn .... music editor
Armin Steiner .... music mixer
Paul Beaver .... musician: moog, organ (uncredited)
Jimmy Bond .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Conte Candoli .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Larry Carlton .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Gene Cipriano .... musician: woodwinds (uncredited)
Vince De Rosa .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Victor Feldman .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Terry Kath .... musician: electric bass (uncredited)
Michael Lang .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Ross Salomone .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Ronnie Baker .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Gil Casper .... driver: camera cars (uncredited)
Rick Mercier .... driver captain: chase sequence (uncredited)
Dan Riportella .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Jack Goudie .... production assistant
Betty A. Griffin .... script supervisor (as Betty Griffin)
Gene Levy .... auditor
William Maldonado .... production coordinator
Anne Shaw .... production secretary
Von Dutch .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Maggie Hickman .... script supervisor: chase sequence (uncredited)
Susan Smith .... first aid: chase sequence (uncredited)
Ken Sylk .... script consultant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Legend of Big John" - USA (reissue title)
"Glide in Blue" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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114 min
Black and White (final scenes) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Todd-AO) | 4-Track Stereo
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Peter Cetera, bassist and lead vocalist for the group Chicago, plays a character named "Bob Zemko". A character named "The Beard" is played by an actor whose real name is Bob Zemko. The real Zemko was a Chicago truck driver who became famous in that city in 1969 when he saved a teenage girl from an attacker and later prevented a gang of thugs from murdering a man in the street. He died a year after making this film, which was his only movie role.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: As Jolene attempts to make out with Big John in front of jukebox, there's a bearded man visible in the mirror behind the jukebox.See more »
Harve Poole:Incompetence is the worst form of corruption.See more »
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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »
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31 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
An American anthem - Several films in one, 1 August 2000
Author: Brewski-2 from Sarasota, Florida

Blake, as Big John Wintergreen, is the idealized American who is a Marine Corps veteran from Vietnam, comes back and wants to do the right thing: enforce the law fairly and not give favors to other cops nor hassle the hippies. He is "chopping the wood before him" by riding his Harley, working traffic and the concert and hoping to be a Detective. He tries hard and provides info to the lead Detective but he just can't bring himself to be brutal to the hippies at the commune or hassle the hippie VW Bus drivers. And he is a man, and hence tempted by the delightful Jolene. His traffic partner, Zipper, wants more but doesn't want to work for it like Wintergreen. And amidst all these human dynamics is a murder and theft of cash. Aside from being a great story, there are many specifics that will make you want to watch this film. The 70's flavor is a fun retrospective. The Police Bike vs. dirt bike chase scene is the greatest ever done. The desert scenery never looked better and the Monument Valley morning scene is a real treat. The soundtrack is perhaps the biggest star. You have Du-Wop, Country, Rock and jazz. Sadly, only parts of some songs are in the movie (or are spoken over) and the soundtrack is not available on CD. If you are ever in an old record store, look for the LP in a silver colored cover. You may even be lucky enough to get the posters and picture book that came with the album. I would love to see Rhino records give this soundtrack the same treatment they gave to Casablanca. You will like John Wintergreen and feel his joys and sorrows as his personal and professional life take their ups and downs.

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