Then Came Bronson

Overview

This pilot film for the 1969-1970 TV series Then Came Bronson stars Michael Parks in the title role. A young, ambitious journalist, Bronson realigns his priorities after his best friend Martin Sheen commits suicide. Borrowing a page from Kerouac, Bronson gives up the rat race for the road. He mounts his friend's motorcycle, speeding up and down the California coastline in search of life's meaning. Along the way, he meets a runaway bride Bonnie Bedelia who briefly joins him on his odyssey. The best sequence takes ...
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Overview

This pilot film for the 1969-1970 TV series Then Came Bronson stars Michael Parks in the title role. A young, ambitious journalist, Bronson realigns his priorities after his best friend Martin Sheen commits suicide. Borrowing a page from Kerouac, Bronson gives up the rat race for the road. He mounts his friend's motorcycle, speeding up and down the California coastline in search of life's meaning. Along the way, he meets a runaway bride Bonnie Bedelia who briefly joins him on his odyssey. The best sequence takes place in a nomad encampment, presided over by Zorba-like Akim Tamiroff. Everyone who grew up in the late-'60s seems to have fond memories of the series; why, then, was the show canceled after only one season?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/17/2009
  • UPC: 883316222607
  • Original Release: 1968
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 7,951

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bonnie Bedelia Temple Brooks
Akim Tamiroff Papa Bear
Gary Merrill Inspector Otis
Sheree North Gloria Oresko
Martin Sheen Nick Oresko
Bert Freed Editor Carson
Michael Patrick Bell Petty
Peter Brocco Stationmaster
Gene Dynarski Boots
Ted Gehring Diner Owner
Stu Klitsher Businessman
Bruce Mars Troy
Art Metrano
Michael Parks James Bronson
Stanley Schneider Deputy
Woodrow Chambliss EAN
Technical Credits
William A. Graham Director
George W. Davis Art Director
Ray Flin Cinematographer
Hugh S. Fowler Editor, Sound/Sound Designer
Fred Gammon Asst. Director
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Robert H. Justman Producer
Franklin E. Milton Sound/Sound Designer
Denne Petticlerc Teleplay
Gabriel Scognamillo Art Director
Albert P. Wilson Editor, Sound/Sound Designer
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