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Then Came Bronson 

A disillusioned reporter, James "Jim" Bronson, quits his job and starts wandering the road on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle as a form of soul-searching. He meets various characters. Some he helps, others he educates.
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Michael Parks ...  Jim Bronson 27 episodes, 1969-1970
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A disillusioned reporter, James "Jim" Bronson, quits his job and starts wandering the road on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle as a form of soul-searching. He meets various characters. Some he helps, others he educates.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bronson, el aventurero See more »

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MGM Television See more »
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Mono

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Color (Metrocolor)

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4:3
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Trivia

In the hillclimb episode, the bike that Bronson rides up the hill is actually a Czech-made CZ 400, painted to look like Bronson's Harley Davidson Sportster. See more »

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Referenced in Grindhouse (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Long Lonesome Highway
Performed by Michael Parks
Words and Music by James Hendricks
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Bronson takes us on a freewheeling motorcycling sojourn across country.
27 June 2007 | by avatarrokbandSee all my reviews

They don't make films like this anymore! This is one of the pioneer reality films. originally, the studio wanted to market Michael Parks as a replacement for James Dean, a teen idol thing. But he turned out to be so much more,the innovator of real TV and docudrama. This film takes you with him on his travels around the country as he competes (motorcycle). They throw in an interesting, non cheesecake girl, Bonnie Bedelia and the song "Wayfarin' Stranger" and the sojourn continues. People who like this film should see Michael in "Wild Seed", a train hopping adventure which features Rupert Holmes and Celia Kaye. The movie "Then Came Bronson" later landed Parks a popular TV show of the same name in the 60's.


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