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Writers:
Robert Boris (screenplay)
Robert Boris (story) ...
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Release Date:
4 October 1973 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He's A Good Cop. On A Big Bike. On A Bad Road. See more »
Plot:
A short Arizona motorcycle cop gets his wish and is promoted to Homicide following the mysterious murder of a hermit... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination See more »
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Neglected Masterpiece See more (58 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
114 min
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Language:
Color:
Black and White (final scenes) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Todd-AO) | 4-Track Stereo
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
James William Guercio only became attached to the film just ten days before principal photography was to commence. Guercio received a phone call from United Artists executive David Picker who asked him if he would like to make a film.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): At c.6 minutes Wintergreen drinks two raw eggs. When he puts the empty glass down a few seconds later it is completely clean with no residue of the eggs visible whatsoever.See more »
Quotes:
John Wintergreen:I think I'll go over and check out the Black Canyon.
Motor Officer Zipper Davis, John's Partner:Aww, there ain't no action over there!
John Wintergreen:Zipper, that's the story of your life... there ain't no action, at no time, at no place... I'll see you later. Somebody's gotta be doing something bad somewhere!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Hill Street Blues" (1981)See more »
Soundtrack:
Song of Sad BottlesSee more »

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55 out of 66 people found the following review useful.
Neglected Masterpiece, 12 December 2002
Author: carnivalofsouls from Australia

The seventies was a decade so overpopulated with great films that hundreds of truly great films went unheralded, and "Electra Glide in Blue" is one of these, sadly the singular film directed by the former Chicago manager, who penned the superb "Tell Me" sung by Terry Kath that plays at the end of the film. Like many late sixties/early seventies film the plot is insignificant, but rather a vehicle for lots of character development and social commentary. Blake is great as Wintergreen and the Conrad Hall cinematography is simply stunning, with the haunting lyricism of the ending beholding one of the finest closing shots in the history of cinema. Somewhere between the poetry of "Zabriskie Point " and "Easy Rider" (which it is frequently compared to but in many ways is the antithesis of) and the downbeat cop dramas that would follow during the decade like "The New Centurions" exists "Electra Glide in Blue", a gem certainly worthy of being rediscovered.

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