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"Supertrain" (1979) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1979-

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Release Date:
7 February 1979 (USA) See more »
The adventures of a nation-spanning train and its passengers. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 11)

Edward Andrews ... Harry Flood (9 episodes, 1979)

Harrison Page ... George Boone (9 episodes, 1979)

Robert Alda ... Dr. Dan Lewis (9 episodes, 1979)

Patrick Collins ... Dave Noonan (5 episodes, 1979)

Nita Talbot ... Rose Casey (5 episodes, 1979)
Aarika Wells ... Gilda (5 episodes, 1979)
Bill Nuckols ... Wally (5 episodes, 1979)

Michael DeLano ... Lou Atkins (5 episodes, 1979)

Charlie Brill ... Robert (5 episodes, 1979)

Series Directed by
Barry Crane (3 episodes, 1979)
David Moessinger (2 episodes, 1979)
Series Writing credits
Brad Radnitz (3 episodes, 1979)
Jeff Wilhelm (2 episodes, 1979)
Earl W. Wallace (1 episode, 1979)
Donald E. Westlake (1 episode, 1979)

Sam Merrill (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Fred Silverman .... executive producer (9 episodes, 1979)
Robert Stambler .... supervising producer (4 episodes, 1979)
Rod Amateau .... producer (2 episodes, 1979)
Dan Curtis .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1979)
Dennis Virkler .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1979)
Series Original Music by
Bob Cobert (9 episodes, 1979)
Series Cinematography by
Seymour Hoffberg (3 episodes, 1979)
Dennis Dalzell (2 episodes, 1979)
Series Film Editing by
Geoffrey Rowland (2 episodes, 1979)
Series Casting by
Barbara Hanley (9 episodes, 1979)
Cathy Henderson (9 episodes, 1979)
Series Production Design by
Ned Parsons (1 episode, 1979)
Series Art Direction by
Hub Braden (1 episode, 1979)
Series Set Decoration by
Edward M. Parker (9 episodes, 1979)
Series Costume Design by
Nolan Miller (1 episode, 1979)
Series Makeup Department
Linda Leiter Sharp .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1979)
Robert Sidell .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1979)
Series Production Management
Robert Grand .... executive production manager (1 episode, 1979)
Barry Stern .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1979)
Joseph Stern .... executive in charge of production (1 episode, 1979)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Henry .... second assistant director (9 episodes, 1979)

Alan R. Green .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
David L. McGuire .... assistant property master (9 episodes, 1979)
Kenneth Robertson .... head paint foreman (9 episodes, 1979)

Richard Baum .... property maker (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Bill Teague .... sound mixer (1 episode, 1979)
Series Special Effects by
Russel Hessey .... special effects (1 episode, 1979)

Robert Cole .... special effects hydraulic foreman (unknown episodes)
Jim Danforth .... effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Doug Hubbard .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Jim Danforth .... matte artist (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Marneen Fields .... Stunt Double: Joyce DeWitt (1 episode, 1979)
Larry Holt .... stunts (1 episode, 1979)
Dick Warlock .... stunt double: Steve Lawrence (1 episode, 1979)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Abbene .... second unit: second assistant camera / second unit: assistant camera (9 episodes, 1979)
Tim Phelps .... best boy electric (3 episodes, 1979)

Albert Hood .... electrician (unknown episodes, 1979)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Cornwall .... (men's wardrobe (1 episode, 1979)
Nancy Renard .... (women's wardrobe (1 episode, 1979)
Series Editorial Department
Hubert de La Bouillerie .... post-production coordinator (5 episodes, 1979)

Howard Kunin .... supervising editor (unknown episodes, 1979)
Series Music Department
John Mick .... music editor (9 episodes, 1979)
Series Other crew
Bill McCamey .... set nurse (8 episodes, 1979)

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60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

A camera crew filmed process plates in their private train car with all the windows removed. Cameras aimed forward and in reverse; both sides of the second floor train had cameras pointed in three directions. The crew filmed the entire trip from East Coast to the West Coast in the middle of the summer 1979. After processing, viewing the process plates, the landscape scenery was brown grass; nothing was green! Very expensive process photography was still used for the series in spite of the dull background plates (some even out of focus).See more »
Anachronisms: When Supertrain emerges from its terminal, there is a steam locomotive on an adjacent track, roughly 25 years after most would have been retired. I believe this shot appeared at the beginning of each episode.See more »
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Derailed!, 24 May 2002
Author: jwrowe3 from Tampa, FL

Sure it was the 1970's and good taste took a vacation for a few years, but Supertrain did a decent job in providing escapist fare. As a high school junior, at the time, I looked forward to what else NBC might toss against the great broadcasting wall and pray stuck.

I guess that Fred Silverman decided to think `If we can't beat 'em, join 'em' with this dandy series from '79. Take one part `Love Boat', one part far fetched nuclear train, and add some `B' list stars, and you'll be rollin' in the ratings. Wrong!

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