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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:
Donna Anderson ... Waitress
Alan Arkin ... Cooper
Madison Arnold ... Hostler
Paul Benedict ... Hitchhiker
Bruce Bennett ... Johnny Mesquitero
Patrick Campbell Patrick Campbell ... Scale House Attendant
Oliver Clark ... Durazno
Patrick Dennis-Leigh Patrick Dennis-Leigh ... Tile Loader
William Duell William Duell ... Auto Parts Salesman
Charles Durning ... Truck Driver in Cafe
Hector Elizondo ... Duke
Hal England Hal England ... Driver of Wrecked Car
Virgil Frye ... Trouble Maker
Ray Galvin Ray Galvin ... 2nd Scale House Cop
Ted Gehring ... 1st Scale House Cop
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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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Gas station customer: [seeing their car being driven off] How do you like that cheap crook?
Gas station customer: [shouting] Road slob!
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Connections

References Samson and Delilah (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Diesel Smoke
Sung by Dave Dudley
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Classic early 70's flick
3 March 2003 | by shyattSee all my reviews

Truly weird and whacked out.

Watch it for Arkin's great over-the-top acting. Watch it just to hear the Dave Dudley soundtrack. Watch it for the great New Mexico scenery. Watch it for that beautiful Peterbuilt. Watch it for the scene where Arkin throws bottles out of his cab at various objects along the road.

Why this movie isn't a cult flick is most likely only due to fact that it's so hard to find. It's virtually unrentable, and it's never on tv anymore.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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