MOVIN' ON - THE COMPLETE SERIES + PILOT (NBC 1974-76) Claude Akins, Frank Converse
Movin' On stars Claude Akins as old-time independent "big-rig" truck driver Sonny Pruitt, and Frank Converse as his college-educated co-driver Will Chandler.
Episodes were filmed on location and usually centered on Sonny and Will, always traveling, becoming involved in the lives of people they met (or met again) in the various places they found themselves.
The pilot episode was a made-for-television movie originally titled In Tandem – a reference to the tandem axles on the tractor and trailer, as well as that they drove as a team, or "in tandem". The movie begins with Will sliding out of control in a truck he was driving, due to poor maintenance of the brakes. After he manages to get the truck stopped, he drives to a truck stop and calls the company to quit his job. He then meets Sonny, a "gypsy" trucker, and they decide to try driving as a team, which works out well. The pilot movie is included in this set.
Akins and Converse actually drove the trucks during filming, having been trained and obtaining their chauffeur's licenses (the forerunner to the commercial driver's license) prior to making the pilot episode. Executive producers for the series were Barry Weitz and Philip D'Antoni.
Notable guest stars include Patricia Neal, Frank Gorshin, John Rubinstein, Roosevelt Grier, Art Metrano, Clint Howard, Mackenzie Phillips, Keenan Wynn, Jeff Conaway, Tina Louise, Gary Lockwood, Sheree North, Cameron Mitchell, John Ritter, Janet Leigh, Debralee Scott, Anne Francis, John Schuck, Frank Campanella, Vera Miles, George Lindsey, Moses Gunn, Philip Michael Thomas, Billie Holliday and Diane Ladd.
Number of DVDs: 10
Number of Episodes: 44
Running Time: 2151 min (approx)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Full Screen
NOTES: This is a fan-made DVD set. Not a studio release. This set also includes the pilot movie "In Tandem," Pictures are taken from the DVD.
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