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Deadhead Miles (1972)

R | | Comedy | January 1972 (USA)
The story of a long-distance trucker and his experiences on the road.

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Vernon Zimmerman

Writer:

Terrence Malick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Arkin ... Cooper
Paul Benedict ... Hitchhiker
Hector Elizondo ... Duke
Oliver Clark ... Durazno
Charles Durning ... Truck Driver in Cafe
Patrick Campbell Patrick Campbell
Lawrence Wolf ... Pineapple (as Larry Wolf)
William Duell William Duell ... Auto Parts Salesman
Madison Arnold ... Hostler
Loretta Swit ... Lady with Glass Eye
Donna Anderson ... Waitress
Sue Carol Perry Sue Carol Perry ... Woman Tramp
Patrick Dennis-Leigh Patrick Dennis-Leigh ... Tile Loader
Hal England Hal England
Virgil Frye ... Trouble Maker
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The story of a long-distance trucker and his experiences on the road.

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Sit back and take a look at the heavy side of life through the window of a semi... See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1972 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

George Raft's and Ida Lupino's appearances are a nod to their roles in They Drive by Night (1940). See more »

Quotes

Cooper: Did you ever know someone who said that we'd be wild and crazy and free and then you find out she'd been using the imperial 'we'?
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References They Drive by Night (1940) See more »

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Films like this should soon be available online
29 January 2011 | by BooksAboutMoviesSee all my reviews

I saw this movies in the early 1980s at the Toronto Festival of Festivals (as the Toronto International Film Festival was known then) at like 10 A.M. while I was waiting for the "important film" to roll. Nearly 30 years on, I can't remember what the important film was but I still have warm feelings for the road weirdness of Deadhead Miles. Partly that's because I've been a fan of Arkin's since Wait Until Dark, one of the greatest thrillers of all time. He plays one of the creepiest villains ever. At on point he explains what happened to his cohorts. He says they had plans to kill him but then: "Topsy-turvy. Me Topsy, them Turvy." It's delicious when he says it. As for Deadhead Miles and other films of legend you can't see legally or easily (A New Leaf, 1971), these are the things internet downloads were invented to deliver. We're getting closer, but we're still a few years away from a time when you'll be able to go online and download any movie or TV show their owners want to rent or sell. There are still economic and ego issues to deal with, but the promised land for film geeks is almost at hand. Next year in Hollywood.


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