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Adam at Six A.M. (1970)

After the death of a relative, a professor goes to the funeral and gets himself a job there working with power lines. He soon finds his entire life changing before his eyes.

Director:

Robert Scheerer

Writers:

Steven Karpf (as Stephen Karpf), Elinor Karpf
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Douglas ... Adam Gaines
Lee Purcell ... Jerri Jo Hopper
Joe Don Baker ... Harvey Gavin
Louise Latham ... Mrs. Hopper
Charles Aidman ... Mr. Hopper
Grayson Hall ... Inez Treadly
Marge Redmond ... Cleo
Dana Elcar ... Van Treadly
Ed Call Ed Call ... Orville
Carolyn Conwell Carolyn Conwell ... Mavis
Butch Youngblood Butch Youngblood ... Elwood
Greg Joseph ... Ed
Timothy Blake Timothy Blake ... Girl at Party
Richard Derr ... Mr. Gaines
Pat Randall Pat Randall ... Pearlie
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Storyline

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. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A man went looking for middle America. Unfortunately he found it. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A reggel túl messze van See more »

Filming Locations:

Cameron, Missouri, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The only movie produced by Steve McQueen's Solar Productions that he does not appear in. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Bob Newhart Show: Carol at 6:01 (1976) See more »

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Words and music by Chip Taylor and Dave Grusin
Sung by Danny O'Keefe
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The title makes perfectly good sense
9 July 2008 | by milliesdadSee all my reviews

The person who made the comment that the title of this film makes no sense is incorrect. Of course, the title makes sense. The main character, Adam, is a young college professor who spends the summer working at a blue collar job. Thus, he gets up at 6 a.m. to go to work. The entire movie is about the summer that he spends working at this job. I first saw this film when I was about twelve or thirteen, and I absolutely loved it. It's now a period piece, but it's an excellent period piece. The last shot of this film--which I won't reveal here--is wonderful. I've described it to many, many people over the years as being one of the funniest things that I've ever seen in a movie. I can still remember watching this on television with my brother and my father, and we all laughed hysterically at that final shot.


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