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Movin' On 

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Series (1974–1976)
A pair of big-rig truckers, one a crusty old veteran, the other a college-educated youngster, team up to haul cargo across the country.
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2   1  
1976   1975   1974  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Claude Akins ...  Sonny Pruitt 45 episodes, 1974-1976
Frank Converse ...  Will Chandler 45 episodes, 1974-1976
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A pair of big-rig truckers, one a crusty old veteran, the other a college-educated youngster, team up to haul cargo across the country.

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trucker | 1970s | truck | See All (3) »

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A gypsy trucker is a man with a dream.

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abenteuer der Landstraße See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(44 episodes) | (pilot)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first season, filmed on the West Coast, featured a cab with a thirteen-speed transmission. The second season, filmed on the East Coast, featured a cab with a ten-speed transmission. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Benny Hill Show: Sale of the Half-Century (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Movin' On
Written by Merle Haggard
Performed by Merle Haggard and The Strangers (uncredited)
Produced by Fuzzy Owen (uncredited)
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Sweet memories from the mid 70s
21 September 2003 | by bohn007See all my reviews

I never missed this show. Tuesday nights, at 8 p.m. CST, I was there, waiting for 'Movin' On'. I even took off work one night, to catch it.

With dependable old Claude Akins in the lead, and a catchy theme song by Merle Haggard, I figured this show couldn't miss. And I was quite disappointed when it got cancelled in '76.

Some of the plots were pretty silly - Most notably, the one where Sonny (Akins) makes a statement about truckers being 'The toughest men in America', which gets picked up by the press, and leads to a slug from a Logger, and a stint in Marine Corps boot camp - But there was that certain 'something' that kept me watching.

Akins - Perfect casting, if there ever was any - Fit the role of a gypsy trucker to a tee, and became one of my TV favorites (Though, oddly enough, I never watched 'Sheriff Lobo'). Converse - A heckuva fine Actor - Makes a great sidekick (Too bad he hasn't gone on to bigger and better things), and occasional appearances by Art Metrano and Rosey Grier add comedy relief.

It's not available on tape or DVD, and, judging from it's low popularity, it probably never will be. I can only hope that TV Land, Hallmark, or Trio will show the series, someday.


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