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Pickup on 101 (1972)

PG | | Drama | May 1972 (USA)
An elderly wanderer, a sexy young girl running away from home and a folk singer looking for stardom hitch-hike their way cross-country, trying to get to California.

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John Florea

Writer:

Anthony Blake
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Albertson ... Jedediah Bradley
Lesley Ann Warren ... Nicky
Martin Sheen ... Lester Baumgartner
Hal Baylor ... Railroad cop
George Chandler ... Pawnshop owner
Robert Donner ... Jesse (1st Farmer)
Eddie Firestone ... Auto Mechanic
William Lally William Lally ... Motorist
William Mims William Mims ... Antique Shop Owner
Michael Ontkean ... Chuck
Mike Road ... Desk Sergeant
Don Spruance Don Spruance ... Hwy Patrolman
Harold J. Stone ... 2nd Farmer
Buck Young ... Car Family of Four
Peggy Stewart ... Car Family of Four
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An elderly wanderer, a sexy young girl running away from home and a folk singer looking for stardom hitch-hike their way cross-country, trying to get to California.

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We're both on the Bum, Baby--only I know where I want to go! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Time to Every Purpose See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Electric Ethel
by Michael Martin Murphey (as Murphy) & Owens Boomer Castleman (as Castleman)
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A good hearted artifact of another era
14 January 2002 | by jwpappasSee all my reviews

This used to play on late night TV all the time. A hobo (Jack Albertson), a runaway (Leslie Ann Warren) & an aspiring folk musician (Martin Sheen) hitchhike their way to California. This being a 1970s TV flick of course the Hobo is the cool one & the folk singer the hung up uptite dude. The hippie ethos is hammered home repeatedly and many of the scenes are a bit clumsy, but the film is still very entertaining and there's no denying the underlying sweetness of it. Made in a bygone era when TV flicks sometimes tried to relect on undercurrents in society (rather than now when they seek to exploit tragedies), this is one to catch if you ever see it in your latenight TV listings.


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