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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.

Director:

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

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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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One of the most watchable terrible movies ever made.
22 November 1999 | by billcodySee all my reviews

I saw this film at the old LA International Film Festival back in 1984. It has also use to play on Bravo once every 3-4 hours back in the late eighties when they use to run those god awful early Fassbinder home movies the rest of the time. The Terrence Malick script has some of the funniest lines ever written but probably could have used a serious re-write, the directing is pretty awful but Alan Arkin's usual overacting acting style is really quite effective most of the time. Better than Two Lane Black Top not in the same league as Vanishing Point this road movie is more for open minded cult movie types than typical filmgoers. Also, look for a John Milius cameo as a state trooper.


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