Sep. 12, 1974
60 min.
NBC TV Network

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Movin' On

The show is about two guys, Sonny Pruett a veteran trucker and his sidekick Will Chandler, a law-school grad looking for adventure.


Movin' On Season 2 (1975-1976)

2x01 2 2x01 The Stowaway
Sonny finds a Russian pianist stowaway in his load of musical instruments, and Will thinks the pianist wants to defect to the USA.
Sep. 09, 1975
2x02 2 2x02 From Baltimore to Eternity
Sonny and Will pick up a load from a Baltimore furniture factory whose owner has refused to pay a local thug "protection" money. The bomb intended for the factory ticks hidden in ...
Sep. 16, 1975
2x03 2 2x03 The Toughest Man in America
Sonny's comment published in a trucker's magazine about truckers being "the toughest men in America" draws the ire of the US Marines, and results in a challenge to complete one week ...
Sep. 23, 1975
2x04 2 2x04 The Elephant Story
Sonny and Will pick up a carnival elephant in North Carolina to deliver in Sarasota, Florida. First, she gets loose on a country road, then Sonny finds a drunken stowaway in the trailer, ...
Sep. 30, 1975
2x05 2 2x05 Home is Not a House
Sonny and Will help gather public support for a head-strong Arkansas widow who claims to have legal ownership of a public park in downtown Mobile, Alabama.
Oct. 07, 1975
2x06 2 2x06 To Be in Carolina
Sonny and Will help a tobacco farmer after the trailer they are pulling catches fire and burns the man's curing barn down.
Oct. 14, 1975
2x07 2 2x07 Will the Last Trucker Leaving Charlotte Turn Out the Lights?
Sonny and Will take a stand against a crooked load broker, inspiring their fellow truckers to do the same, all while taking care of a darling little 4-year-old girl who mistakenly climbed ...
Oct. 21, 1975
2x08 2 2x08 General Delivery
Sonny's impounded truck is bought by competing trucker team Moose and Benjy, leaving Will and Sonny with their ramshackle rig. A bet is struck that whichever truck can reach Raleigh ...
Nov. 04, 1975
2x09 2 2x09 The Big Wheel
Will and Sonny deliver a load of race cars to Charlotte Motor Speedway, where they are talked into competing in a 500 mile race.
Nov. 11, 1975
2x10 2 2x10 Prosperity Number One
Sonny and Will deliver equipment to a strike-bound West Virginia coal mine, where Will sides with the miners, and Sonny sides with the mine owner, Maddie.
Nov. 18, 1975
2x11 2 2x11 Please Don't Talk to the Driver
Sonny and Will are hauling a load of apples out of Hendersonville when they come upon a bus that has a flat tire as a result of a gunshot. They and the passengers end up at an abandoned ...
Nov. 25, 1975
2x12 2 2x12 The Long Haul
To make a large profit on a job, the truckers go in debt to hire an extra rig and two drivers they know nothing about.
Dec. 02, 1975
2x13 2 2x13 The Long Way to Nowhere
Despite Will's protest, Sonny takes a huge gamble on a purchased-load run to Canada, employing an drug-addicted old driver, and his son to share the driving in a rented truck, all while ...
Dec. 09, 1975
2x14 2 2x14 Breakout
While Will goes to the bank in Asheville to cash a check, Sonny delivers a load to a North Carolina minimum security prison farm, and an inmate stowaway forces Sonny to take him to ...
Dec. 16, 1975
2x15 2 2x15 Love, Death and Laura Brown
Will and Sonny almost have a collision with Laura on a North Carolina mountain road after her farm truck has a brake failure. As Will finds himself attracted to her, Sonny finds himself ...
Dec. 23, 1975
2x16 2 2x16 The Old South Will Rise Again
After a hot-air balloon lands on the rig while they are going down the road, Will and Sonny get involved in an old man's obsession with entering his balloon, The Old South, in a ...
Jan. 06, 1976
2x17 2 2x17 Witch Hunt
Will and Sonny get stuck in Gainesville, Georgia, with a load of chicken feed when the Chicken Growers Co-op is threatened with a quarantine by the government. Will is bitten by a ...
Jan. 13, 1976
2x18 2 2x18 The Big Switch
After hauling the equipment trailer for a singing group, Will and Sonny help the group's manager get even with a con man, who cheated Sonny years before.
Jan. 20, 1976
2x19 2 2x19 Woman of Steel
Sonny and Will go to a steel mill in Georgia to pick up a load, and they meet a lady trucker who, along with all the other local truckers, has to deal with a crooked mill owner.
Jan. 27, 1976
2x20 2 2x20 Living It Up
Against Will's objections, Sonny rents the rig to a broker and almost loses it, and more, to a crew that broke in to an armory. To keep them in the dark and out of his way, the broker ...
Feb. 10, 1976
2x21 2 2x21 No More Sad Songs
While in New Orleans for the funeral of Sonny's Navy pal, Sonny and Will use the Kenworth as the hearse, and a local numbers runner puts a "package" in the truck. They take the deceased ...
Feb. 17, 1976
2x22 2 2x22 Full Fathom Five
Will and Sonny go to Bayou la Batre, Alabama to visit Jack, a shrimper buddy of Sonny's. But Jack isn't shrimping; he thinks he has found a sunken ship (from 1864) in Mobile Bay with ...
Feb. 24, 1976
2x23 2 2x23 Sing It Again, Sonny
In order to get out of a tough situation, a troubled Nashville talent agent feigns interest in Sonny's singing talents, at a Trucker's convention, leading to major complications for ...
Mar. 02, 1976
Season Guides

Season 2 Characters

Sonny Pruitt played by Claude Akins
Will Chandler played by Frank Converse
Benjy played by Roosevelt Grier
Moose played by Art Metrano
Daniel Boonley played by Ned Austin
Fredd Charles played by Ned Austin
Steve Gundleone played by Ned Austin
Trucker played by Lou Walker
Amy played by Diane Ladd
Annie Beanvil played by Collin Wilcox Paxton
Banjo played by Philip Michael Thomas
Barnaby played by Keenan Wynn
Cabe Miller played by Strother Martin
Charlie Banner played by George Dzundza
Flakey Edwards played by L.Q. Jones
Gershon Simenov played by John Rubinstein
J.C. Coombs played by Rory Calhoun
Jack played by Ted Gehring
Laura Brown played by Fionnula Flanagan
Lois Hunt played by Rosemary Murphy
Luke Hinshaw played by Dub Taylor
Maddie played by Patricia Neal
Marge Brenner played by Penny Fuller
Mr. Lanier played by John Dehner
Otis Andrews played by Moses Gunn

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Season 2 Videos

6 To Be in Carolina
6 To Be in Carolina (48:41)

8 General Delivery
8 General Delivery (48:45)

13 Breakout
13 Breakout (48:52)

16 Witch Hunt
16 Witch Hunt (48:48)

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Season 2 Quotes

02x20 - Living It Up Season 2 / Episode 20: - Living It Up

Will Chandler: That Barney must have been quite a guy.
Sonny Pruitt: I was shipmates with Barney. We had planned on going into business when we got out of the Navy but it just never happened.
02x06 - To Be in Carolina Season 2 / Episode 6: - To Be in Carolina

Sonny: [Sonny flirts with a lady forklift operator on a busy loading dock] Just look at those guys, Clara. What do you see?
Clara: What I see every day. Stevedores, loaders.
Sonny: Wrong. What you see are men in chains. I mean, men who don't dream, who don't go anyplace, don't do anything. Now take a look at me. What do you see?
Clara: A truck driver.
Sonny: See? Wrong again. What you see is the last of the buccaneers, the Pony Express, the Knights of the Road.
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Season 2 Trivia

  • Episode 21 - According to the City Clerk's office, the boat named "City of Bayou la Batre" in their office parking lot (shown in the opening and closing scenes) was destroyed in September 1979 by Hurricane Frederic.
  • Episode 22 - Last show of the series.
  • Episode 01 - This marks the first appearance of Art Metrano and Rosey Griey as Moose and Benjy, respectively.
  • Episode 04 - Trucker-comedian Gene Tracy appears in this episode in an uncredited role.
  • Episode 01 - Goof (continuity error): When Gershon jumps from the trailer to the tractor, the rig is on the highway, but when Sonny and Will look out the windshield at him, the rig is in a parking lot. When Sonny stops the rig and Gershon gets off the roof, they are back on the highway.

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