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Coast to Coast (1980)

Madie Levrington is a neurotic, wealthy woman who escapes from a New York mental institution where her unwholesome husband had her committed to avoid the trial of an expensive divorce. She ... See full summary »

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Madie Levrington
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Charles Callahan
Quinn K. Redeker ...
Benjamin Levrington (as Quinn Redeker)
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Dr. Frederick Froll
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Sam Klinger
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Jules (as Bill Lucking)
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Patricia Conklin ...
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David Moody ...
Chester
Rozelle Gayle ...
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Albert
Karen Rushmore ...
Callahan's Wife
Mae Williams ...
Waitress at Truckstop
George P. Wilbur ...
Billy Ray
Tom Pletts ...
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Madie Levrington is a neurotic, wealthy woman who escapes from a New York mental institution where her unwholesome husband had her committed to avoid the trial of an expensive divorce. She manages by taking her doctor hostage and leaving him behind in an open field, and flees into the night. Madie hitches a ride back to California with Charles Callahan, a moody, debt-ridden truck driver. Madie and Charles eventually fall in love while evading an assortment of villains including a pair of thugs hired by Madie's husband to prevent her from returning to California, and a repo man sent to reclaim Charles' truck. Written by Matthew Patay

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3 October 1980 (USA)  »

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A Grande Corrida  »

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Trivia

The name of the 13-gear 30-ton diesel truck was "Grey Ghost". See more »

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After Madie drives the truck through the house at the end, the tractor is pointed 45 degrees down from the front, but from the side it's straight. See more »

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[first lines]
Benjamin Levrington: [phone call] Dr. Frederick Froll please, this is Dr. Benjamin Levrington in Los Angeles. Thank you.
Benjamin Levrington: [voice] Fred!
Dr. Frederick Froll: [voice] Benjamin!
[chuckles]
Dr. Frederick Froll: [voice] How are ya?
Benjamin Levrington: [voice] All right. Ah... look Fred, I need your help here. Uh, well frankly, I want to get rid of my wife.
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Swayin' to the Music (Slow Dancin')
Written by Jack Tempchin
Performed by Johnny Rivers
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Another trucker movie
19 May 2005 | by (South Dakota) – See all my reviews

I never caught the beginning of this movie, but obviously Madie Levrington (Dyan Cannon) escapes from a New York state mental hospital where her husband Benjamin had her committed to avoid the trial of an expensive divorce. Madie hitches a ride back to California with Charles Callahan (Robert Blake), a debt-ridden trucker. He drives a GMC General, yellow maybe. Maybe they met in Kansas City or they stopped in Kansas City to pick up some cattle. They eventually fall in love. But Madie steals the truck, cattle and all, leaving Charles behind, to go to her home in California. Charles hitches a ride and eventually catches up with the truck. He climbs into the open-top cattle trailer. But he can't stop Madie from back there. "I hate cows!" he says. Madie reaches her husband's home. The prospects don't look good for Benjamin.


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