Thumb Tripping

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Thumb Tripping
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byQuentin Masters
Produced by Robert Chartoff
Irwin Winkler
Screenplay byDon Mitchell
Starring Michael Burns
Meg Foster
Marianna Hill
Burke Byrnes
Michael Conrad
Bruce Dern
Music by Bob Thompson
Cinematography Harry Stradling, Jr.
Edited byGerald Shepard
Distributed by AVCO Embassy Pictures
Release date
  • October 1972 (1972-10)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States

Thumb Tripping is an American 1972 drama film directed by Quentin Masters, written by Don Mitchell, and starring Michael Burns, Meg Foster, Marianna Hill, Burke Byrnes, Michael Conrad and Bruce Dern. It was released in October 1972, by AVCO Embassy Pictures. [1] [2]



Adventurous hitchhikers decide to accept every ride they are offered and end up with more than they bargained for.


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  1. "Thumb-Tripping - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  2. "Thumb Tripping (1972) - Overview". 1972-09-27. Retrieved 2015-06-13.