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Then Came Bronson

1 9 6 9 – 1 9 7 0 (USA)
27 x 60 minute episodes

Disillusioned reporter Jim Bronson (Michael Parks) quits his job, hops on his red Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle and goes roaring off around the country, squinting through his shades as he searches for The Meaning Of Life™.


Bronson is big on meaningful pauses but not terribly strong on conversation. A typical chat went like this:

Man: “Where you from?”
Bronson: “Northwest.”
Man: “Where you headed?”
Bronson: “Southeast.”
Man: “Why this road?”
Bronson: “There’s an enduro next Sunday at Lake Powell.”
Man: “Enduro?”
Bronson: “Motorcycle race.”
Man: “You gonna be in the race?”
Bronson: “Uh-huh.”

The NBC series was filmed entirely on location across the US.

Jim Bronson
Michael Parks