The Sweet Ride

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1968
  • Running time: 110 min
The Sweet Ride is an 1968 American counter-culture drama with a few surfer/biker exploitation film elements. It stars Tony Franciosa, Michael Sarrazin and Jacqueline Bisset in an early starring role. The film also features Bob Denver in the role of... read more

The Sweet Ride is an 1968 American counter-culture drama with a few surfer/biker exploitation film elements. It stars Tony Franciosa, Michael Sarrazin and Jacqueline Bisset in an early starring role. The film also features Bob Denver in the role of Choo-Choo, a Beatnik piano-playing draft dodger. Sarrazin and Bisset were nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer, Male and Female respectively. The Sweet Ride was directed by Harvey Hart and written by Tom Mankiewicz, based on a 1967 novel of the same name by William Murray (d. March 2005), a native of New York City, who had moved to southern California in 1966.

Original Release

06/12/1968

US Release

06/12/1968

Cast

Michael Sarrazin Denny McGuire
Jacqueline Bisset Vickie Cartwright
Anthony Franciosa Collie Ransom
Bob Denver Choo-Choo Burns
Michele Carey Thumper Stevens
Michael Wilding Bill Cartwright
Lara Lindsay Martha
Norma Crane Mrs. Cartwright
Percy Rodrigues Lieutenant Harvey Atkins
Warren Stevens Brady Caswell
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Harvey Hart

Writers

Tom Mankiewicz, William Murray

Cast

Michael Sarrazin Denny McGuire
Jacqueline Bisset Vickie Cartwright
Anthony Franciosa Collie Ransom
Bob Denver Choo-Choo Burns
Michele Carey Thumper Stevens
Michael Wilding Bill Cartwright
Lara Lindsay Martha
Norma Crane Mrs. Cartwright
Percy Rodrigues Lieutenant Harvey Atkins
Warren Stevens Brady Caswell
Pat Buttram Texas Gambler
Michael Forest Barry Green
Lloyd Gough Parker
Stacy King Big Jane
Corinna Tsopei Tennis Girl
Charles Dierkop Mr. Clean
Arthur Franz Army Psychiatrist
Mikel Angel Outlaw biker
Nyles Brown Dancer in Tarantula club
Seymour Cassel Surfer / Cyclist

Producers

Editors

Philip W. Anderson

1969 Golden Globe Most Promising Newcomer - Female Nominated
1969 Golden Globe Most Promising Newcomer - Male Nominated
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