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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 0: In Tandem

8 May 1974
Two independent truck drivers, one a veteran and the other his young, college-educated partner, get involved with a group of beleaguered citrus growers.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler
Richard Angarola ... Victor DiAngelo

Sondra Blake ... Connie DiAngelo
Janis Hansen ... Cathy
Ann Coleman ... Betty
Titos Vandis ... Guido
Ernest Sarracino ... Emilio
Michael Crisher ... Alfonso
Chris D'Anthony ... Vincent
James Nolan ... Wilson (as Jim Nolan)
Bart Burns ... Dispatcher
Richard O'Brien ... Construction Boss
Paul Mantee ... Man in Windbreaker
Louie Elias ... Thug (uncredited)

Chuck Hicks ... Muscle (uncredited)

Roy Jenson ... Attendant (uncredited)
Gene Tracy ... Thug (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 1: The Time of His Life

12 September 1974
Will and Sonny encounter Joe Shannon in Oregon after he crashes his truck trying to pass on a narrow road. After they take him, unconscious, to a hospital, the doctor informs them he is terminally ill, and they decide to make his last days enjoyable.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Michael J. Pollard ... Joe Shannon
Karen Jensen ... Myrna

Elisha Cook Jr. ... Andrew Shannon (as Elisha Cook)
Charles Macaulay ... Dr. Merrill
Betty Anne Rees ... Terry
Roberta Collins ... Lucille

Fred Lerner ... Mervyn Peck

Jon Morgan Woodward ... Bobby

Season 1, Episode 2: Roadblock

19 September 1974
Sonny agrees to give a fellow trucker's daughter a ride to her mother's place, not knowing she's a juvenile craps shooting prodigy, and that Red is in trouble with a loan shark.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Mackenzie Phillips ... Chessie

Richard Jaeckel ... Red Wallace

Kevin Hagen ... Joe Roemer
Joan Shawlee ... Juleen Wallace
Chrisse Roccaro ... Marilyn (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 3: Grit

26 September 1974
Driving through the farm country of eastern Oregon, Will and Sonny meet a man pushing his wife down the road in a wheelchair.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

James Olson ... Ben Simms
Pamela Payton-Wright ... Francie Simms
Robert Symonds ... Dr. Stillwell

William Christopher ... Jewelry Clerk
Eve McVeagh ... Rosalie
Mary Lynn Bolger ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Bernard Leopold ... Varga (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 4: Life Line

3 October 1974
Will and Sonny deliver a generator to Shaniko, Oregon, and encounter a single mother and her autistic son.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Lois Nettleton ... Karen

Clint Howard ... Mark

John Qualen ... Liggett
Ron Feinberg ... Burt Little (as Ronald Feinberg)

Season 1, Episode 5: The Trick Is to Stay Alive

10 October 1974
Will is taking a shortcut through the country when he spots fresh skid marks leading off the road to a bullet-riddled car. He and Sonny soon learn why the car is there: a modern-day Bonnie & Clyde . . . plus one.

Season 1, Episode 6: The Cowhands

24 October 1974
Will and Sonny help move a low-budget traveling rodeo.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Tina Louise ... Helen Trueblood

Glenn Corbett ... Tommy Trueblood

A Martinez ... Manolo Higgins
Edward Faulkner ... Elton Edwards

Stuart Nisbet ... Sheriff Luther Pittman

Rita Wilson ... Penny (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 7: The Good Life

7 November 1974
Will and Sonny deliver pipe casings to an Idaho wildcat oil well driller, and he hires them to be in charge of oil transportation before the well comes in.

Season 1, Episode 8: Games

14 November 1974
Will, Sonny, and fellow trucker Ike run afoul of a small-town police officer and his speed trap, and they get involved in a series of "touch" football games that turn out rougher, and with higher stakes, than expected.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Gary Lockwood ... Officer Mike Harmony
Patricia Quinn ... Sally Danielson
Jana Bellan ... Iris
Joe Kapp ... Jackson

Michael Parks ... Ike

Season 1, Episode 9: Hoots

21 November 1974
Will and Sonny haul auctioned farm equipment for the Hoots, an old-world farming colony, and get involved in a dispute between them and the surrounding farmers.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Fritz Weaver ... Eli Hoffner

Belinda Montgomery ... Anna Hoffner
Philip Bruns ... George Heyward

Alan Fudge ... Barber
Craig B. Stout ... Ludwig

Season 1, Episode 10: Good for Laughs

28 November 1974
Will talks Sonny into hauling timber with Will's Vietnam War buddy in Hood River, Oregon.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Frank Gorshin ... Tucker J. Paulsen

Jonathan Goldsmith ... Officer Terry (as Johnathan Lippe)
Skip Homeier ... Dexhill

Barbara Brownell ... Denise

Season 1, Episode 11: High Roller

5 December 1974
Will and Sonny pull a load of fresh eggs (and a trailer with a broken refrigerator) into Las Vegas, where Will meets two friends from back east: Rita, who is now a card dealer, and her ex-husband Chuck, a former stunt driver.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Cristina Raines ... Rita

Robert F. Lyons ... Chuck
Scott Brady ... Murphy
William H. Bailey ... Foreman (uncredited)
John C. Barone ... Gossett (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 12: Goin' Home: Part 1

12 December 1974
While in a cafe in Las Vegas, Sonny moans to Will about how depressing it is to spend Christmas on the road. So they head for Phoenix for dinner with Sonny's uncle, but end up with Sonny's ex-wife instead.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Sheree North ... Dinah

John Vernon ... Vincent Felton
Will Hutchins ... Slim

Jamie Smith-Jackson ... Julie (as Jamie Smith Jackson)

Woodrow Parfrey ... Jack Wentworth
Mathilda Calnan ... Madame Stendhal (as Matilda Calnan)
Jerell O. Malone ... Jerry Malone

Season 1, Episode 13: Goin' Home: Part 2

19 December 1974
Sonny, Dinah, and Slim look for a missing necklace, and Will enters Sonny's truck in a race.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Sheree North ... Dinah

John Vernon ... Felton
Will Hutchins ... Slim

Jamie Smith-Jackson ... Julie (as Jamie Smith Jackson)

Woodrow Parfrey ... Jack Wentworth

Joyce Jameson ... Angela Wentworth
Eddie Little Sky ... Freewater
Jerell O. Malone ... Jerry Malone

Season 1, Episode 14: Antiques

26 December 1974
Will and Sonny deliver two trucks to an eccentric old lady who has an antique Benz that she restored herself. The next day it's gone and she accuses them of stealing it.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Jeanette Nolan ... Lucille Gillette

Jerry Houser ... Alex
William Challee ... Ansel

Don Knight ... Richard
Lucky Hayes ... Powers' secretary (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 15: Explosion

2 January 1975
Sonny accepts a racing dog from a freight broker as payment for a debt after Sonny's rig is impounded for a late loan payment.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Charles Haid ... Don Driskill

Kenneth Tobey ... Richardson (as Ken Tobey)

Paul Carr ... Bob Powers
Bill McLean ... Bill Bishop
Michael Fox ... Kandel
Lucky Hayes ... Powers' secretary (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 16: Landslide

16 January 1975
While detouring around a road construction site, Will and Sonny are trapped by a landslide on a wilderness road, along with six other people: a runaway and her boyfriend, an alcoholic trumpeter and his estranged med-student son, and a man and his wife towing their RV.

Season 1, Episode 17: Fraud

30 January 1975
Sonny's trailer catches fire while parked overnight at a warehouse dock, and Sonny is framed for arson.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Barry Sullivan ... Zack Bernhardt
Jenny Sullivan ... Eunice Bernhardt

Roosevelt Grier ... Fats

Richard Bull ... Manager
Art Aragon ... Brown
Mike Hagerthy ... Teddy

Season 1, Episode 18: Ammo

6 February 1975
After delivering a load to a San Diego cannery, Sonny gets a case of hams for his lady friend, but when she opens one, it is full of military ammunition. Then Will and Sonny go undercover to help find the rest of the stolen munitions.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Roger Perry ... Charles

Jess Walton ... Olivia
Albert Paulsen ... Ernest
Michael Baseleon ... Danny
Anthony Palmer ... Hobo
Paul Mantee ... Lt. Commander Shaw

Gloria DeHaven ... Janey (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 19: Tattoos

13 February 1975
In San Diego after making a delivery at the Navy docks, Sonny runs into his old Navy buddy, who enlists Sonny and Will in a chase to catch his truckin' sweetheart.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler
Ramon Bieri ... Rip

James T. Callahan ... Gabe (as James Callahan)
Lynette Mettey ... Millie (as Lynnette Mettey)
Bill Jelliffe ... Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Al Nalbandian ... Broker (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 20: Ransom

20 February 1975
After delivering a load of fabric to a San Diego clothing manufacturer, Will and Sonny are drawn into a ransom delivery after Sonny's friend, the company's VP, is kidnapped.

Season 1, Episode 21: The Price of Loving

2 April 1975
In San Francisco, Will and Sonny get caught between a trucker pal and his wife Abby . . . and his other wife Betsy.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Anne Francis ... Abby

John Schuck ... Teddy Brown

Kelly Jean Peters ... Betsy
Frank Campanella ... Wheels
Christopher Crew ... Bumper (uncredited)
Sean Maley ... Leroy (uncredited)
Jay Robertson ... Stevie (uncredited)
Chris Valentine ... Junior (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 22: Weddin' Bells

9 April 1975
Sonny assists a woman, Nina, when her car breaks down near Sausalito, loading her car into the trailer and taking it to a repair shop. Sparks fly between them, and they make plans to marry.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Janet Leigh ... Nina Smith

Debralee Scott ... Amy Smith
Bill Catching ... Angelo
Ray K. Goman ... Joe Gentry (uncredited)
Logan Houston ... Eduard (uncredited)

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Stowaway

9 September 1975
Sonny finds Russian pianist stowaway in his load of musical instruments, and Will thinks the pianist wants to defect to the USA.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

John Rubinstein ... Gershon Simenov

Roosevelt Grier ... Benjy (as Rosey Grier)

Art Metrano ... Moose
Noah Keen ... Vasily Goralsky

Season 2, Episode 2: From Baltimore to Eternity

16 September 1975
Sonny and Will pick up a load from a Baltimore furniture factory whose owner has refused to pay a local thug "protection" money. The bomb intended for the factory ticks hidden in the trailer while Will tries to get Sonny to a dentist to fix his aching tooth.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

George Dzundza ... Charlie Banner

Thom Christopher ... Hank
Brad Sullivan ... Lt. Hardacre
Stephan Early ... Wally
Ben Hammer ... Gus Manning
Lisa Blake Richards ... Dr. Gorham (as Elizabeth Richards)

Gary Sandy ... Jim

Season 2, Episode 3: The Toughest Men in America

23 September 1975
Sonny's comment published in a trucker's magazine about truckers being "the toughest men in America" draws the ire of the US Marines, and results in a challenge to complete one week of Marine basic training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Roosevelt Grier ... Benjy (as Rosey Grier)

Art Metrano ... Moose
Don Galloway ... Gunnery Sgt. Harris

Joe Frazier ... Cpl. Brooks, Atlantic-fleet champ

Season 2, Episode 4: The Elephant Story

30 September 1975
Sonny and Will pick up a carnival elephant in North Carolina to deliver in Sarasota, Florida. First, she gets loose on a country road, then Sonny finds a drunken stowaway in the trailer, then the rig is stolen . . . and Sonny's day goes downhill from there.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Keenan Wynn ... Barnaby
Mike Agresta ... Man Running From Elephant (uncredited)
Gene Tracy ... Trucker (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 5: ...To Be in Carolina

13 October 1975
Sonny and Will help a tobacco farmer after the trailer they are pulling catches fire and burns the man's curing barn down.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Moses Gunn ... Otis Andrews
Lauren Jones ... Liz Andrews

David Downing ... Lee Andrews
Jason Bernard ... Cabe

Season 2, Episode 6: General Delivery

4 November 1975
Sonny's impounded truck is bought by competing trucker team Moose and Benjy, leaving Will and Sonny with their ramshackle rig. A bet is struck that whichever truck can reach Raleigh and claim a letter mailed to general delivery wins both trucks. And the race is on . . .

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Diane Ladd ... Amy

Roosevelt Grier ... Benjy (as Rosey Grier)

Art Metrano ... Moose

Stephen Furst ... Road Construction Worker (uncredited)
Robert Grow ... Dock Hand (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 7: The Big Wheel

11 November 1975
Will and Sonny deliver a load of race cars to Charlotte Motor Speedway, where they are talked into competing in a 500 mile race.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Rory Calhoun ... J.C. Coombs

Jo Ann Harris ... Sandy
Scott Brady ... Nate Middleton
Neil Castles Sr. ... Red Banning (uncredited)
Pat Hall Jr. ... Billy (uncredited)
Jerry Moore ... Charlie (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 8: Prosperity #1

18 November 1975
Sonny and Will deliver equipment to a strike-bound West Virginia coal mine, where Will sides with the miners, and Sonny sides with the mine owner, Maddie.

Season 2, Episode 9: Please Don't Talk to the Driver

25 November 1975
Sonny and Will are hauling a load of apples out of Hendersonville when they come upon a bus that has a flat tire as a result of a gunshot. They and the passengers end up at an abandoned farmhouse, surrounded by gunmen who are after money that was stolen from a bank.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

John Dehner ... Mr. Lanier

Paul Carr ... Carl
Anne Callaway ... Kate (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 10: Long Way to Nowhere

2 December 1975
Will and Sonny borrow money from a loan shark to purchase two truckloads of peaches to sell in Canada.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Strother Martin ... Cabe Miller

Jeff Conaway ... Mike Miller
Pat Fuleihan ... Hannah (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 11: Breakout

9 December 1975
While Will goes to the bank in Asheville to cash a check, Sonny delivers a load to a North Carolina minimum security prison farm, and an inmate stowaway forces Sonny to take him to his girlfriend so they can get married.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Roosevelt Grier ... Benjy (as Rosey Grier)

Art Metrano ... Moose
Diana Joseph ... Beth Kirk (uncredited)
Ralph Redpath ... Ned Kirk (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 12: Love, Death and Laura Brown

16 December 1975
Will and Sonny almost have a collision with Laura on a North Carolina mountain road after her farm truck has a brake failure. As Will finds himself attracted to her, Sonny finds himself suspicious of her motives, and of her hauling business.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Fionnula Flanagan ... Laura Brown
Don Dubbins ... Bevo (as Donald Dubbins)
Helen Harmon ... Melanie Brown (uncredited)
Mike Morris ... Ben - Laura's Son (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 13: Will the Last Trucker Leaving Charlotte Please Turn Out the Lights

23 December 1975
Sonny and Will try to get a load out of Charlotte, where the local truckers are under the thumb of a broker and his thug, and wind up with the four-year-old daughter of another trucker instead.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler
Ned Austin ... Joe Sawyer (uncredited)
Jack Cannon ... Edney (uncredited)
Dominick Mazzie ... Trucker (uncredited)
Ross Orshoff ... Junior (uncredited)
Robert D. Raiford ... DOT officer (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 14: The Old South Will Rise Again

6 January 1976
After a hot-air balloon lands on the rig while they are going down the road, Will and Sonny get involved in an old man's obsession with entering his balloon, The Old South, in a race.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Dub Taylor ... Luke Hinshaw
Devon Ericson ... Lila Hinshaw

Richard Bernard ... R.J. (uncredited)

Barry Corbin ... Waldo (uncredited)
Palmer Owensby ... Heavy in Restaurant (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 15: Witch Hunt

13 January 1976
Will and Sonny get stuck in Gainesville, Georgia, with a load of chicken feed when the Chicken Growers Co-op is threatened with a quarantine by the government. Will is bitten by a snake while he is working on the rig.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Rosemary Murphy ... Lois Hunt

R.G. Armstrong ... Sam Jellico

Michele Marsh ... Grace Jellico

Cliff Osmond ... Walt
Ned Austin ... Daniel Boonley / Fredd Charles / Steve Gundleone (uncredited)
Pete Munro ... Doctor (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 16: The Big Switch

20 January 1976
After hauling the equipment trailer for a singing group, Will and Sonny help the group's manager get even with a con man, who cheated Sonny years before.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

L.Q. Jones ... Flakey Edwards

Jackie Coogan ... Sam Prichard

Wings Hauser ... Johnny (member of 'The Hotshots')
Scott Arthur Allen ... Billy (member of 'The Hotshots')
Marguerite DeLain ... Marcie (member of 'The Hotshots')

Jackie Millines (as Al Jackie Millines)
Ned Austin ... Daniel Boonley / Fredd Charles / Steve Gundleone

Season 2, Episode 17: Woman of Steel

27 January 1976
Sonny and Will go to a steel mill in Georgia to pick up a load, and they meet a lady trucker who, along with all the other local truckers, has to deal with a crooked mill owner.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler
Penny Fuller ... Marge Brenner
Joe Higgins ... Dan Hemmings
Ned Austin ... Daniel Boonley / Fredd Charles / Steve Gundleone (uncredited)

Samuel L. Jackson ... Patrolman (uncredited)
Lou Walker ... Trucker (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 18: Living It Up!

3 February 1976
Against Will's objections, Sonny rents the rig to a broker and almost loses it, and more, to a crew that broke in to an armory. To keep them in the dark and out of his way, the broker treats Will and Sonny to a few days at an exclusive resort.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Roosevelt Grier ... Benjy (as Rosey Grier)

Art Metrano ... Moose

E.J. Peaker ... Mary Ellen

Jack Kruschen ... Mr. Nash
Joe Dorsey ... Head Thief (uncredited)

Ben Jones ... Thief (uncredited)

Sonny Shroyer ... Henchman (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 19: A Home Is Not a House

10 February 1976
Will and Sonny tow a mobile home to Alabama for an Arkansas woman who claims she holds the deed to piece of land that is now Bienville Square, a Mobile city park.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Collin Wilcox Paxton ... Annie Beanvil (as Collin Wilcox)
Shawn Bishop ... Billy Beanvil (as Jonathon Shawn Bishop)
Pamela C. Berton ... Ellen Beanvil

Season 2, Episode 20: No More Sad Songs

17 February 1976
While in New Orleans for the funeral of Sonny's Navy pal, Sonny and Will use the Kenworth as the hearse, and a local numbers runner puts a "package" in the truck. They take the deceased buddy's little girl to Pensacola, Florida, unaware that hoods are chasing them to get the package back.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Philip Michael Thomas ... Banjo (as Philip M. Thomas)
Lisa Foy ... Maggie
Don Hood ... Mr. Flick

Earl Billings ... Choo Choo (as Earl W. Billings)
Al Scott ... Frank
Billie Holliday ... Aunt Bess
Stocker Fontelieu ... Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 21: Full Fathom Five

24 February 1976
Will and Sonny go to Bayou la Batre, Alabama to visit Jack, a shrimper buddy of Sonny's. But Jack isn't shrimping; he thinks he has found a sunken ship (from 1864) in Mobile Bay with a $1,000,000 fleet payroll on it.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler
Ted Gehring ... Jack
Wilbur Swartz ... Nate
Sarah Jo Roush ... Cora
Carol Englehart Scott ... Nance (as Carol Scott)
Ned Austin ... Chet (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 22: Sing It Again, Sonny

2 March 1976
Sonny and Will pull into Nashville for the trucker's convention, and Sonny is spotted at the talent show by an agent. While Sonny is busy with his guitar, Will borrows the rig and gets hijacked.

Claude Akins ... Sonny Pruitt
Frank Converse ... Will Chandler

Vera Miles ... Sheila Powers

Cliff Osmond ... Momo

George Lindsey ... Twiller

Doug Kaye ... Spoon Player
Danny Treanor ... Furman Butterworth
Ned Austin ... Daniel Boonley / Fredd Charles / Steve Gundleone (uncredited)
Jim Walls ... Tom (uncredited)

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