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Route 66

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After discovering that his late father has gone through most of the family fortune, Tod Stiles hits the title trans-America highway in his Corvette in search of adventure with friend Buz Murdock, a survivor of New York's mean streets. The two work odd … see full wiki

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Tod and Buz together again

  • Sep 22, 2009
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The romance of the road is alive and well as Tod (Martin Milner) and Buz (George Maharis) cruise the country in their snazzy corvette convertible and get involved in the lives of the people they meet. The series opens by explaining that the boys are lost and a "long way from Route 66," when they find themselves in a backwater Mississippi town that harbors a grim secret. From there, they're on to Louisiana where they get involved with a lady shrimp boat captain and find trouble at the New Orleans waterfront before befriending a Nazi-hunter on an off-shore oil rig.

This was the first drama to be filmed entirely on location (in 40 states and Canada) and the locations were really the key to the unique excitement of each show. The boys were mainly observers, albeit defenders of the underdog and good with their fists if need be. Each show featured many famous stars and well-known character actors; the quality of the acting and the scripts (most by Stirling Silliphant) were first-rate.

Clean-cut and twenty-something Tod and Buz bear no resemblance to the leering sex, drug, and rock and roll-crazed young men we often see on the screen today. Dressed in their button-down shirts and freshly-creased slacks, they were upstanding good guys who solved a town's problems in strictly G Rated style. It's fun to remember the old days through this wonderful series. And who could ever forget that cool theme music?
Season I, Volume I contains 4 episodes Maharis and Milner Buz, Tod, and the 'Vette George Maharis was quite the heartthrob

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September 22, 2009
Enjoyed this review tremendously. I was just a kid when this show aired and never saw it very much. But I'm sure I would enjoy it if I got a chance to see it.
September 22, 2009
All four seasons are out on DVD now. It sure brought back memories. As a high schooler I had such a crush on George Maharis. Then I won one of those radio call-in contests and the prize was meeting him. I was in heaven!
 
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