Arlo Guthrie's song is converted into a motion picture. Arlo goes to see Alice for Thanksgivng and as a favor takes her trash to the dump. When the dump is closed, he drops it on top of another pile of garbage at the bottom of a ravine. When the local sheriff finds out a major manhunt begins. Arlo manages to survive the courtroom experience but it haunts him when he is to be inducted into the army via the draft. The movie follows the song with Arlo's voice over as both music and narration.
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Did You Know?
The real Alice Brock
and Ray Brock
appear as extras in the film. In the scene where "Ray" is putting up insulation, she is wearing a brown turtleneck and has her hair in a ponytail. In the Thanksgiving scene she wears a bright pink satin blouse. In the party scene she's wearing a Western-style dress. See more
Early in the film Arlo goes "out west" for college (according to his bio he went to Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT) and has an altercation with some bigots at a pizza parlor. There is a neon sign on the pizza parlor that advertises "Pizza and Grinders". "Grinders" is a New England name for "submarine" sandwiches and is rarely used outside of the area. See more
[approaching Arlo on the bench
Kid, what'd you get?
I didn't get nothin'. I had to pay fifty dollars, and pick up the garbage.
Boiling Cabbage Down
Performed by James Broderick
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