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Movin’ On

1 9 7 4 – 1 9 7 6 (USA)
1 x 90 minute pilot
44 x 60 minute episodes

This action adventure series from NBC debuted on Thursday 12 September 1974 and told the stories of a pair of truckers with a gypsy background.

movinonSonny Pruett (Claude Akins) was a roadwise veteran with a girl at every truck stop, and was ready to fight at the drop of a tyre iron.

His partner Will Chandler (Frank Converse) knew how to handle a big rig too and would fight if provoked, but he was a younger, more cerebral type – a law school graduate as a matter of fact.

The pair shared the driving in Sonny’s 13-geared tractor-trailer, and they shared the trouble they ran into, over, around or through every week.

In one episode they agreed to look after a brat of a girl who claimed to be “the best 12-year-old crapshooter in the world” and then had to burn rubber to catch up with her truck-driver father who was being threatened by mobsters.

One of Movin’ On‘s producers was Phil D’Antoni, who had specialised in movies with spectacular car chases, including Bullitt (1968) and The French Connection (1971).

Sonny Pruett 
Claude Akins
Will Chandler 

Frank Converse
Benjy 

Roosevelt Grier
Myrna 

Janis Hansen
Casino Executive 

Lightning Bear
Moose 

Art Metrano