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Movin' On 

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Series (1974–1976)
A pair of big-rig truckers, one a crusty old veteran, the other a college-educated youngster, team up to haul cargo across the country.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Claude Akins ...  Sonny Pruitt 45 episodes, 1974-1976
Frank Converse ...  Will Chandler 45 episodes, 1974-1976
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Storyline

A pair of big-rig truckers, one a crusty old veteran, the other a college-educated youngster, team up to haul cargo across the country.

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trucker | 1970s | truck | See All (3) »

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A gypsy trucker is a man with a dream.

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abenteuer der Landstraße See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(44 episodes) | (pilot)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first season, filmed on the West Coast, featured a cab with a thirteen-speed transmission. The second season, filmed on the East Coast, featured a cab with a ten-speed transmission. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Benny Hill Show: Sale of the Half-Century (1976) See more »

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Movin' On
Written by Merle Haggard
Performed by Merle Haggard and The Strangers (uncredited)
Produced by Fuzzy Owen (uncredited)
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A Series About Being A Long Haul Independent Trucker
14 July 2001 | by alphaspaceSee all my reviews

This was a series about the trials and tribulations of being a long haul over the roads independent trucker. The core role was played convincingly by a rather cummudeonly but still emminately likable Cluade Atkins. The set of Movin On was effectively the open road and all the interesting people and places connected by it.

I think this show was lavishly produced and tried to be very authentic to the world it tried to depict. This show might not have been the ER of its day but even now Moving On is still a charming deversion on a day where you just want a bit of enjoyable wholesome chewing gum for the eyes.

I did rather like the series as it did show a slice of life and I like / needed such shows to aid in my evolving understanding of society. Moving On did follow the formula of a series where the main character was placed in all the predictable scapes a trucker could get into and you watched as he got out of them without being a ripe stinker. The plot lines were exactly as you expected and this show contained few plot surprises. I must admit I was a severely disabled kid who looked forward to seeing this show every week. Thanks to Moving On I came as close as I could to seeing what it was really like to really drive a huge 18 wheel truck over the open roads. I guess for me Movin On will always be a blast in my books! Thanks for the time behind the wheel dude!


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