A disenchanted young Professor of Semantics at a California college learns of a distant relative's death in Missouri. He journeys cross-country to the funeral, then decides to spend the summer there and work as a laborer for a power-line company. In time, he meets a girl and falls in love but then faces an important decision as to which direction he wants his life to go.
A man went looking for middle America. Unfortunately he found it.
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The only movie produced by Steve McQueen's Solar Productions that he does not appear in. See more
Elijah Rise Up
Words and music by Chip Taylor and Dave Grusin
Sung by Danny O'Keefe See more