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"Run Buddy Run" (1966) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1966-1967

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12 September 1966 (USA) See more »
A mild young man is discovered overhearing a murder plan. Jack Sheldon gets chased. In color.
Buddy Overstreet was an everyday, ordinary sort of guy... until the one day he overheard a member of... See more »
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Overlooked and funny. Would be a cult item today. See more (13 total) »


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Jack Sheldon ... Buddy Overstreet (13 episodes, 1966)

Series Directed by
Jack Arnold (1 episode, 1966)
Gary Nelson (1 episode, 1966)
Gene Reynolds (1 episode, 1966)
Leonard Stern (1 episode, 1966)
Series Writing credits
Leonard Stern (13 episodes, 1966)

Series Produced by
Daniel Melnick .... executive producer / producer (13 episodes, 1966)
Leonard Stern .... executive producer / producer (13 episodes, 1966)
Reza Badiyi .... associate producer (12 episodes, 1966)
Jack Elinson .... producer (12 episodes, 1966)
Series Original Music by
Jerry Fielding (5 episodes, 1966)

Morton Stevens (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Kenneth Peach (1 episode, 1966)
Frank V. Phillips (1 episode, 1966)
Series Film Editing by
Byron Chudnow (1 episode, 1966)
Floyd Knudtson (1 episode, 1966)

Ted Rich (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Pam Polifroni (13 episodes, 1966)
James Lister (2 episodes, 1966)
Series Art Direction by
Frank T. Smith (1 episode, 1966)
William Craig Smith (1 episode, 1966)
Series Set Decoration by
Buck Henshaw (1 episode, 1966)
Donald E. Webb (1 episode, 1966)
Series Production Management
Harry R. Sherman .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1966)
Milt Trager .... production manager (1 episode, 1966)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Angelo Laiacona .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1966)
Christopher N. Seiter .... assistant director (1 episode, 1966)
Harry Templeton .... assistant director (1 episode, 1966)
Series Editorial Department
Bill Lewis .... supervising film editor (1 episode, 1966)
Series Music Department
Jerry Fielding .... composer: theme music / conductor (1 episode, 1966)
Series Other crew
Lois O'Connor .... assistant to producers / assistant to the producer (2 episodes, 1966)

Lynn A. Aber .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)

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30 min (16 episodes)
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Narrator:[the narration heard on almost every episode] This is Buddy Overstreet. He's wanted by the head of the most powerful crime syndicate in the country. In a steam room, Buddy overheard their vital secrets and the mysterious words, Chicken Little. Now, he knows too much. These are the orders given to all members of the syndicate from one end of the country to the other.
Mr. Devere:Get him, get him, get him!
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Overlooked and funny. Would be a cult item today., 11 April 2004
Author: BobLib from Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Produced and written by Leonard Stern, associate producer of "Get Smart," "Run, Buddy, Run" had many similarities to "Smart" in that it combined crime and comedy in equal proportions, with the one never getting in the way of the other. It had two top-drawer character men, Jack Sheldon and Bruce Gordon, as the leads, and it had a good spot on the schedule. Just about everyone I know who saw it, myself included, enjoyed it.

Why, then, did it fail? There could be any number of reasons. The most likely of all, I think, was that too many shows with similar formats had established themselves by then, leaving "Buddy" with, literally, nowhere to run. Also, the somewhat offbeat premise didn't help much, either. Nowadays, such a show would have been given more time to build up an audience. In 1966, it was axed halfway through the season.

Pity, as this was one of the most creative, funny shows to emerge from the Golden Age of Sitcoms.

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