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Route 66, 1960-64, an edgy anthology of downbeat character studies and psychological dramas, was one of the most brilliant and highly rated television series of the era. The original road trip adventure, shot entirely on location with top drawer writing, intriguing characters and stellar guest star appearances, it established the Corvette as an American icon.

In Route 66, Yale graduate Tod Stiles, Martin Milner, is an intellectual who has led a privileged life. Buz Murdock, George Maharis, is a tough young man, who has struggled his entire life just to survive. When his wealthy father dies, Tod finds himself unexpectedly penniless with just one possession, a powder blue Chevrolet Corvette. On a quest to find adventure and themselves, Tod and Buz hit the open road in the ultimate American journey.

Traversing the famed Route 66, stretching from Chicago, Ill., to Santa Monica, Calif., these two dreamers encounter a myriad of loners, dreamers and outsiders, portrayed by an array of Hollywood s biggest stars early in their careers.

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  • Actors: Martin Milner, George Maharis
  • Directors: Not Applicable
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Infinity Entertainment/Hepcat
  • DVD Release Date: February 10, 2009
  • Run Time: 550 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001OC9AYA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,641 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Chris D. VINE VOICE on December 26, 2008
For those who own Best of Route 66 - Eleven Original TV Series episodes This release has exactly the same episodes and is essentially the same release with different artwork. There are some really great episodes here... This is a good place to start for people who just got "On The Road" ...

The 11 episodes are as follows:
1. Play It Again Glissando
2. Eleven The Hard Way
3. First Class Mouliak
4. The Strengthening Of Angels
5. Birdcage On My Foot
6. And The Cat Jumped Over The Moon
7. You Never Had It So Good
8. Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing
9. Poor Little Kangaroo Rat
10. Soda Pop And Paper Flags
11. A Cage In Search Of A Bird
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mark C. Meyers on December 8, 2009
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I'll keep it simple and to the point. Every episode has a little known guest star that became big, except for one special episode. The producers paid an omage to the classic Universal Horror films by writing an episode for Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney,Jr., and Peter Lorre at the end of their careers playing themselves and allowing Chaney to dress up in his most famous monsters including "The Wolfman". Just for that episode its worth its wait in gold.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By G. M. Schoditsch on February 3, 2009
I call this edition the teaser collection, similar to the Perry Mason (50th Anniversary Edition), as a way to introduce this fine anthology series to new viewers whom are not familiar with this classic series. Probably not a bad move on the part of the distributors and just in time to intro Season 3 coming in June. Probably not a must have for owners of Route 66 - The Complete First Season and Route 66 - The Complete Second Season, but you have to admit that the cover art is mighty handsome!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Baklava on November 30, 2012
"Route 66", which may or may not have been inspired by Jack Kerouac's "On the Road", remains a refreshing relic of early 1960's America, when JFK was the young President and fresh breezes definitely were in the air.

"Route 66" was apparently the brainchild of writer/producer Stirling Silliphant, who previously had worked on the "Naked City" tv series. "Route 66" evolved from the simple concept of two young stars (Martin Milner and George Maharis) taking a freewheeling tour of the U.S. in a Corvette (effectively the third star of the show). Along the way, Todd (Milner) and Buzz (Maharis) would interact with new people they met on the road, often acting as a catalyst in solving problems. George Maharis was clearly the standout star, but problems dictated his replacement (by Glenn Corbett) midway into the series' run.

Stirling Silliphant himself scouted cities around the U.S. looking for locations to shoot. The fresh approach to locations (indoor and outdoor) and a cinema verite' approach to camerawork were instrumental in the show's success. So, too, were the very strong scripts and characters which Silliphant and others created.

"Producers' Picks" offers eleven 'cream of the crop' "Route 66" episodes. Here are some highlights:

"Soda Pop and Paper Flags", where Todd and Linc (Glenn Corbett) defend a drifter from accusations that he carried a deadly sickness into a small town.

"In Cage in Search of a Bird" features a very young Stephanie Powers capturing a young girl who seems the essence of the early 60's, set in Denver. Many "Route 66" episodes featured strong female characters.

"Birdcage on My Foot", with Robert Duvall, addressed drug addiction and withdrawal, with excellent views of Boston.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G man on January 3, 2013
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This series was always interesting to watch, and as that new weekly location (across the US) ocurred, what was encountered upon their arrival was also a journey and life experience for all viewers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Piquette on February 24, 2012
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What can one say. A great DVD collection of great Route 66 episodes. Each special and with an impressive list of guest stars. I love the places you get to see along with the great stories.
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