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Thumb Tripping (1972)

R | | Drama | October 1972 (USA)
An adventurous couple of hitchhikers decides to accept every ride that is offered to them. no matter how odd the driver might be. They'll get more than they bargained for.

Director:

Quentin Masters

Writers:

Don Mitchell (screenplay), Don Mitchell (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Burns ... Gary
Meg Foster ... Shay
Bruce Dern ... Smitty
Michael Conrad ... Diesel
Burke Byrnes ... Jack
Larry Hankin ... Simp
Eric Butler Eric Butler ... Eric
Ed Greenburg Ed Greenburg ... Ed
William Murphy William Murphy
Joyce Van Patten ... Mother
Marianna Hill ... Lynne

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An adventurous couple of hitchhikers decides to accept every ride that is offered to them. no matter how odd the driver might be. They'll get more than they bargained for.

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Taglines:

Gary and Shay. Young, and in love for today. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Joy Bang was also seriously considered for the lead role of Shay, but the filmmakers ultimately decided to cast Meg Foster instead. See more »

Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 3 (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Rhyme
Music by Bob Thompson
Lyrics by Jerry Fuller
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Passable road movie
2 April 2005 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

Bruce Dern glares from the box art of this late period counterculture drama, but he's not the star of the film--merely one of the many quirky characters met by hitchhikers Michael Burns and Meg Foster as they work their way up the coast of Central California, destination: north! Thumb Tripping is a low octane, episodic drama which, like its characters, never really goes anywhere, but is a watchable diversion nonetheless. The film benefits from some nice location work--the brief look at San Francisco's North Beach is particularly good--and there's some pretty decent country and folk-rock songs to enliven the soundtrack. There are no standout performances, but Michael Burns is quite good as the naive lad whose illusions about life on the road slowly crumble away, and Marianna Hill scores points as a bosomy woman in a garish flowery hat.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Highway Tramper See more »

Filming Locations:

Big Sur, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Deluxe) (as De Luxe)
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