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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During the Thanksgiving after-dinner sequence. Everyone sings "Amazing Grace" accompanied by the sound of a harmonium. The camera pulls in to show Arlo playing a Fender Rhodes stage piano as if he is the accompanist.
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Group W is where they put ya if you may not be moral enough to join the army after committin' your special crime. There was all kinds of mean, nasty ugly-lookin' people on the bench there. There was mother rapers... father stabbers... father rapers... Father rapers! Sittin' right there on the bench next to me!
Referenced in A Decade Under the Influence
Written by Woody Guthrie
Performed by Pete Seeger
(uncredited) and Arlo Guthrie
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