At a camp for children with autism, Jim befriends Johnny: a young autistic boy who is known as "The Runner."


Marvin J. Chomsky (as Marvin Chomsky)


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Episode cast overview:
Michael Parks ... Jim Bronson
Jack Klugman ... Dr. Charles Hanrahan
Karen Ericson ... Doris Hanrahan (as Karen Huston)
Mark Lester ... John Beaman
Penny Marshall ... Claire
David Westberg ... Frank
Steve Vinovich ... Clayton
Arlene Kaiser Arlene Kaiser ... Maggie
Suzanne Lee Gayhart Suzanne Lee Gayhart ... Betsy


At a camp for children with autism, Jim befriends Johnny: a young autistic boy who is known as "The Runner."

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The First 3 episodes of Then Came Bronson were shot in and around Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The closing credits of each episode featured the biker running down US 26-191 with the Tetons in the background. Jackson airport back then was quite small with limited air service and although the guest stars of Bronson were very well known, most came in on private jets provided by the production company. Parks himself was very open and cordial to the locals often found chatting or just hanging out. Locals were used a lot in the the episodes, especially "The Runner" episode. See more »


Doris Hanrahan: He needs a job.
Dr. Edward Hanrahan: The runner seems to like your motorcycle Bronson, he realizes he could out run practically everybody with it, which is exactly what part of him would like to do
Jim Bronson: Sounds a little bit like me.
Dr. Edward Hanrahan: He's hired.
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Words and Music by James Hendricks
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Release Date:

17 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Jackson Lake, Wyoming, USA See more »

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MGM Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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