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Bored with his highway traffic duties, Arizona motorcycle patrolman John Wintergreen is assigned to Homicide where his polite investigative style irks his macho boss.

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination.
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John Wintergreen
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Zipper (as Billy 'Green' Bush)
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Harve Poole
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Jolene
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Willie (as Elisha Cook)
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Coroner
Hawk Wolinski ...
VW Bus Driver (as David J. Wolinski)
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Bob Zemko
Terry Kath ...
Killer
Lee Loughnane ...
Pig Man
Walter Parazaider ...
Loose Lips
Joe Samsil ...
Sgt. Ryker
Jason Clark ...
L.A. Detective
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Truck Driver
Susan Forristal ...
Ice Cream Girl
Lucy Angle Guercio ...
Ice Cream Girl
Melissa Greene ...
Zemko's Girlfriend (as Melissa Green)
Jim Gilmore ...
Detective
Bob Zemko ...
The Beard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mickey Alzola ...
(uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Lew Burch ...
Detective (uncredited)
Doug Burns ...
Bike Rider (uncredited)
Percy Curtis ...
Detective (uncredited)
George Dockstader ...
Police Car Driver (uncredited)
Scott Dockstader ...
(uncredited)
Steve Fagin ...
Commune Guy (uncredited)
Jane Ferris ...
Policewoman (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Chester Grimes ...
Bike Rider (uncredited)
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Child (uncredited)
Susan Hail ...
Bike Girl (uncredited)
Kate Hall ...
Child (uncredited)
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Bike Girl (uncredited)
Rebacca Kapp ...
Cop's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Richard Karie ...
Bike Rider (uncredited)
Pam Kath ...
Commune Girl (uncredited)
Brett Kaufman ...
Child (uncredited)
Bob Maryon ...
Bike Rider (uncredited)
Gary Nichamin ...
Hospital Attendant (uncredited)
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Hippie Kid (uncredited)
Bob Ott ...
Bike Rider (uncredited)
Michael Phillips ...
Commune Guy (uncredited)
Michelle Powers ...
Waitress (uncredited)
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Bike Rider (uncredited)
J.N. Roberts ...
Belly Flop (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
John Scovern ...
Detective (uncredited)
Herb Sells ...
Detective (uncredited)
Rock A. Walker ...
(uncredited)
Jimmie D. Wright ...
Commune Guy (uncredited)

Directed by

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James William Guercio

Written by

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Robert Boris ... (screenplay)
 
Robert Boris ... (story) and
Rupert Hitzig ... (story)

Produced by

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James William Guercio ... producer
Rupert Hitzig ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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James William Guercio

Cinematography by

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Conrad L. Hall ... director of photography (as Conrad Hall)

Film Editing by

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Jim Benson
Gerald B. Greenberg ... (as Jerry Greenberg)
John F. Link ... (as John F. Link II)

Costume Design by

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Rita Riggs

Makeup Department

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Frank Griffin ... makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Carl Beringer ... second assistant director
Bill Hickman ... second unit director
Tom Shaw ... assistant director
Mel Efros ... assistant director (uncredited)
Jerome M. Siegel ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Joseph Hurley ... production illustrator
Gary Nichamin ... assistant production illustrator
Joe LaBella ... property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Robert Glass ... re-recording mixer (as Bob Glass)
Robert Knudson ... re-recording mixer
William Randall ... production sound mixer
Sam F. Shaw ... sound effects editor (as Sam Shaw)
Samuel C. Crutcher ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Robert Dillon ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Bill Edmondson ... production sound mixer: chase sequence (uncredited)
Donald W. Ernst ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Phil Mitchell Jr. ... boom operator: chase sequence (uncredited)
James Nelson ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Charles Randall ... boom operator (uncredited)
Stan Siegel ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Jack R. Woltz ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Candy Flanagin ... special effects
Joe Lombardi ... special effects: chase sequence

Stunts

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Mickey Alzola ... stunt rider
Jerry Brutsche ... stunt coordinator: chase sequence
Scott Dockstader ... stunt rider
Bud Ekins ... stunt coordinator
Alan Gibbs ... stunt rider
J.N. Roberts ... stunt rider
Ronnie Rondell Jr. ... stunt rider (as Ron Rondell)
Rock A. Walker ... stunt rider (as Rock Walker)
Bud Ekins ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hickman ... stunts (uncredited)
Spanky Spangler ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Travers Hill ... camera operator: chase sequence
Richard A. Kelley ... director of photography: chase sequence
Thomas Laughridge ... camera operator
Tom May ... key grip
Harry Rez ... key grip: chase sequence
Thor Sundby ... gaffer
Jim Buchanan ... best boy (uncredited)
Bob Casey ... camera assistant: chase sequence (uncredited)
Thomas Del Ruth ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Garret Graham ... camera operator (uncredited)
Edd Hearn ... camera assistant (uncredited)
Bill Ion ... camera operator: chase sequence (uncredited)
Eddie Lara ... best boy: chase sequence (uncredited)
Ken Marcus ... still photographer: Monument Valley winter shots (uncredited)
John Rose ... still photographer: chase sequence (uncredited)
Phil Stern ... still photographer (uncredited)
Bobby Thomas ... camera operator (uncredited)
Richard Yuricich ... camera assistant: chase sequence (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Frank Kennedy ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dennis Fill ... costumer

Music Department

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Jimmie Haskell ... orchestrator
Dave Kahn ... music editor
Armin Steiner ... music mixer
Paul Beaver ... musician: moog, organ (uncredited)
Jimmy Bond ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Conte Candoli ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Larry Carlton ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Gene Cipriano ... musician: woodwinds (uncredited)
Vince De Rosa ... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Victor Feldman ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Terry Kath ... musician: electric bass (uncredited)
Michael Lang ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Ross Salomone ... musician: drums (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Ronnie Baker ... transportation captain (uncredited)
Gil Casper ... driver: camera cars (uncredited)
Rick Mercier ... driver captain: chase sequence (uncredited)
Dan Riportella ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Jack Goudie ... production assistant
Betty A. Griffin ... script supervisor (as Betty Griffin)
Gene Levy ... auditor
William Maldonado ... production coordinator
Dan Perri ... title design (as Perri & Smith)
Anne Shaw ... production secretary
Von Dutch ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Maggie Hickman ... script supervisor: chase sequence (uncredited)
Susan Smith ... first aid: chase sequence (uncredited)
Ken Sylk ... script consultant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A short Arizona motorcycle cop gets his wish and is promoted to Homicide following the mysterious murder of a hermit. He is forced to confront his illusions about himself and those around him in order to solve the case, eventually returning to solitude in the desert. Written by Martin H. Booda

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Taglines He's A Good Cop. On A Big Bike. On A Bad Road. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Legend of Big John (United States)
  • Glide in Blue (Japan, English title)
  • Dérapage contrôlé (France)
  • La piel en el asfalto (Spain)
  • L'Electra Glide bleue (Canada, French title)
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Runtime
  • 114 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia First-time director James William Guercio wanted the great Conrad L. Hall to photograph this film, but Hall's salary was more than was budgeted for a cinematographer. Guercio reduced his own salary to one dollar so he could secure Hall as the cinematographer. See more »
Goofs As Jolene attempts to make out with Big John in front of jukebox, there's a bearded man visible in the mirror behind the jukebox. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994). See more »
Soundtracks Most of All See more »
Quotes John Wintergreen: I'm gonna do for you, in six weeks, what it took someone six months to do for me: nothin'.
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