Deadhead Miles (1972) - Rotten Tomatoes

Deadhead Miles (1972)





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This episodic drama, chronicles the exploits of an ex-trucker who steals a big-rig, picks up a hitchhiker, and begins smuggling black-market construction materials. The film features many cameo performances.

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Alan Arkin
as Cooper
Hector Elizondo
as Bad Character
Oliver Clark
as Durazno
Charles Durning
as Red Ball Rider
Larry Wolf
as Pineapple
William Duell
as Auto Parts Salesman
Loretta Swit
as Woman with Glass Eye
Sue Carol Perry
as Woman Tramp
Allen Garfield
as Juicy Brucey
Dan Resin
as Foreman
Diane Shalet
as Donna James
Bruce Bennett
as Johnny Mesquitero
Bill Littleton
as Chicken Farmer
John Milius
as Second State Trooper
Bill McCutcheon
as Used-Car Dealer
Tom Waters
as Truck Driver
George Raft
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Deadhead Miles

All Critics (1)

If Terrence Malick researched this trucking "script," my guess is that it began and ended with listening to country music radio in the "Phantom 309" "Six Days on the Road" era.

November 27, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Deadhead Miles


Interesting more for who passes through the film than the episodic rambling storyline. Alan Arkin turns in his usual accomplished performance, his is really the only character with any dimension although Paul Benedict is fine in a part vastly removed from his most famous role as Mr. Bentley on The Jeffersons. The rest of the time it's more a case of spot the up and coming or once famous star passing through than any kind of sensible story. It's a shame that the director had old pros Ida Lupino and George Raft at his disposal and wasted them in what is nothing more than a bit that could have been played by anyone. Not for viewers who enjoy a firm narrative line through their pictures.

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