Then Came Bronson (1969–1970)
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Pilot 

A newspaper reporter quits his job and travels across America by motorcycle.

Director:

William A. Graham
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Parks ... Jim Bronson
Bonnie Bedelia ... Temple Brooks
Akim Tamiroff ... Papa Bear
Gary Merrill ... Inspector Otis
Sheree North ... Gloria Oresko
Martin Sheen ... Nick Oresko
Bert Freed ... Editor Carson
Bruce Mars Bruce Mars ... Troy
Ted Gehring ... Diner Owner
Lawrence Hauben Lawrence Hauben ... Eddie
Michael Bell ... Petty
Gene Dynarski ... Boots Kowalski
Art Metrano ... Barker
Peter Brocco ... Stationmaster
Stanley Schneider Stanley Schneider ... Deputy
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Storyline

Jim Bronson is a young newspaperman who quits his job following the suicide of his best friend, and sets out on a cross-country trip on his motorcycle in his quest for the meaning of life in which he befriends a runway bride, another searching soul, in this pilot for the TV series of the same name. Written by Matthew Patay

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Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

GP
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1969 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MGM Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jim sings Wayfaring Stranger in a duet with Bonnie. See more »

Goofs

During the hill climbing you can see that the bike Jim is on is not a Sportster, the exhaust pipes give that away. See more »

Quotes

Jim Bronson: What's your name?
Temple Brooks: I don't have one!
Jim Bronson: Well everyone I have ever know had a name, that's really weird. My name is Jim incase your interested.
Temple Brooks: Well I'm not!
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Alternate Versions

The TV pilot did not have nudity. That was included in the version that was released to theaters on April 1, 1970. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Morirás con el sol (Motociclistas suicidas) (1973) See more »

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Long live the spirit of Bronson
13 April 2004 | by weedwarrior51See all my reviews

This show along with Easy Rider got me into motorcycling. They were both filmed in 1968 and released in 1969. I remember reading that Michael Parks had creative differences with the producers and that helped lead to cancellation. I wish they'd listened to him. Bronson summed it all up for motorcyclists everyone who is fed up with the corporate rat-race and seeks individuality in an age of conformity, "Hang in there". I wish some corporate entity would put this out at least on VHS if not DVD (both the European theatrical release that wasn't shown here due to Bonnie Bedilias' bare breats, the TV movie, and the 26 series episodes) soon. Jim, I bought my Harley due to you.


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