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In Search of America (1971)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 23 March 1971
A college dropout convinces his family to re-examine its goals and gets them to leave it all for a cross-country odyssey in a 1928 Greyhound bus.

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Paul Bogart
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Betz ... Ben Olson
Vera Miles ... Jenny Olson
Ruth McDevitt ... Grandma Rose
Jeff Bridges ... Mike Olson
Renne Jarrett ... Kathy
Howard Duff ... Ray Chandler
Kim Hunter ... Cora Chandler
Sal Mineo ... Nick
Michael Anderson Jr. ... J.J.
Tyne Daly ... Anne
Glynn Turman ... Bodhi
Chris Gilmore ... Girl (as Annette Ferra)
George Wallace ... Clarence
Mary Gail Hobbs Mary Gail Hobbs ... Claire
Jeff Siggins ... Announcer
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A college dropout convinces his family to re-examine its goals and gets them to leave it all for a cross-country odyssey in a 1928 Greyhound bus.

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Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1971 (USA) See more »

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Four Star Productions See more »
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| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Cosmic Jelly Doughnut
19 September 2007 | by inspectors71See all my reviews

Picked this one up in the Buck-a-Movie Bin at Wally World and can't stop thinking about how good it must feel for Jeff Bridges to know In Search of America, a baby-food-level, cutesy-poo, hippie-dippy mess of a series pilot didn't sell.

You really have to see this glop of strained peas to appreciate how much of an insult it is to everyone from the vast majority of silent, hard-working Baby Boomers to their "Greatest Generation" parents. Bridges plays the earnest college freshman who wants to . . . search for America! So he convinces his middle-class liberal parents and granny to hop on the hippie bus for a tour of the country (from the locales, they never get out of the LA area; how's that for a fresh perspective?!).

There's a whole bunch a rock concerting and baby having and voodoo witch doctoring and failing kidneying and when it's all over, with the warbling of some sort of Osmond/Cowsill/Partridge Family singing group never far from the soundtrack, you're wondering if ol' Jeff might refund your buck.


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