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

Director:

Marvin J. Chomsky (as Marvin Chomsky)

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

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Genres:

Adventure | Drama

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Trivia

During the filming of this episode, Penny Marshall (at the behest of her brother, Garry Marshall) approached Jack Klugman on her brother's behalf with a proposal to appear in a new sitcom Garry was producing, a TV version of the film The Odd Couple (1968). Not really knowing who Garry Marshall was, and not especially keen at the time to do comedy, Klugman demurred. Some time later and just before the commencement of shooting the series pilot, Klugman was again contacted by Marshall and (after reading the script) only then became interested in playing the part of Oscar Madison (shortly after a play he was appearing in and had developed for 10 years closed after just four performances). See more »

Quotes

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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Long Lonesome Highway
Words and Music by James Hendricks
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Jackson Lake, Wyoming, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MGM Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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