Route 66: Season 1, Episode 28

The Opponent (2 Jun. 1961)

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Tod and Buz "detour" to Youngstown,Ohio to see a boyhood idol of Buz,a boxer who is scheduled to fight a local hero.The "idol" is no longer a contender,he is a punch-drunk has-been. Buz ... See full summary »

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Johnny Copa
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Susan
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Scully
Clement Fowler ...
Poochy
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Mace (as David C. Clarke)
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Gym Owner
Ben Yaffee ...
Anson
Joseph Archer ...
Otto
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Tod and Buz "detour" to Youngstown,Ohio to see a boyhood idol of Buz,a boxer who is scheduled to fight a local hero.The "idol" is no longer a contender,he is a punch-drunk has-been. Buz attempts both to build up the man's confidence and give him a view to the future with the help of the boxer's female admirer. Written by dubchi

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Veteran Actors Had to Pay Their Dues in Old School TV
26 May 2014 | by (atlanta, georgia) – See all my reviews

This episode shows everyone's acting chops. Lois Nettleton, a friend of Stirling Sylliphant's from his Naked City series, puts on a tour de force of acting. It's season one, but everyone comes out punching. "I pay my own way, Johnny." She's a waitress at the 'Red Pony' (similar to a similarly named "club" in Atlanta.) Buzz and Todd already show their relationship here and Buzz won't let go of Johnny Copa. "The jury's out on you, like its out on all of us, every day!" "You're gonna go in the ring and win that fight, then you're going to retire." "I ain't read a book since sixth grade," explains the type of sportsman who boxing provides a way to the top. Buzz pledges that he and Todd will not leave Youngstown, Ohio till they find out what happens to Johnny.


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