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Steel Cowboy

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(NBC, 12/6/1978, 120 mins). An independent trucker, trying to keep his marriage alive and his rig out of the hands of bill collectors, agrees to haul a cargo of stolen cattle with his good-old-buddy. Original title: “Fast Lane Fever”

Production Companies Roger Gimbel Productions, EMI Television. Director Harvey S. Laidman. Executive Producers Roger Gimbel, Tony Converse. Producer R.J. Louis. Teleplay Bill Kerby, Douglas Wheeler. Based on a Story by Douglas Wheeler. Photography Frank Holgate. Music Charles Bernstein. Songs by Charles Bernstein. Song Performed by Juice Newton, Silver Spur. Editor Aaron Stell. Art Director Alan Manser.

Cast James Brolin (Clayton Pfanner), Rip Torn (K.W. Hicks), Jennifer Warren (Jesse Pfanner), Melanie Griffith (Johnnie), Julie Cobb (Gloria), Lou Frizzell (Arky), Strother Martin (Pink Pincus), Albert Popwell (Miller), John Dennis Johnston (Bobby ‘Bob’ Hicks), Bob Schott (Tiny Pollard), Don Calfa (“Go” Trucker), Rudy Diaz (Mexican), Bob Hoy (Dixon), Scott Thompson (Randy), Jack O’Leary (2nd Coke machine), Stanley Brock (Rackley), Anthony Charnota (Oil Field dispatcher), Miriam Byrd-Nethery (Waitress), Bo Gibson (1st Coke machine), Stuart Gillard (Marshall).

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