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1934
   saw the release of   
It Happened One Night
Stars Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. A pampered heiress and a jobless reporter go through several adventures together after meeting on a bus.
1940
   saw the release of   
The Grapes of Wrath
Starred Henry Fonda as Tom Joad and tells the story of the family's pilgrimage during the Great Depression.
1940
   saw the release of   
Road to Singapore
Bing Crosby and Bob Hope star in the first of the 'Road to' movies as two playboys trying to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet Dorothy Lamour.
1941
   saw the release of   
Road to Zanzibar
Stranded in Africa, Chuck Reardon (Bing Crosby) and his pal Fearless Frazier (Bob Hope) have comic versions of jungle adventures, featuring two attractive con-women.
1942
   saw the release of   
Road to Morocco
Two carefree castaways (Bob Hope and Bing Crosby) on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.
1946
   saw the release of   
Road to Utopia
At the turn of the 20th Century, Duke Johnson (Bing Crosby) and Chester Hooton (Bob Hope), two vaudeville performers, go to Alaska to make their fortune.
1947
   saw the release of   
Road to Rio
Scat Sweeney (Bing Crosby), and Hot Lips Barton (Bob Hope), two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus.
1952
   saw the release of   
Road to Bali
Having to leave Melbourne in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals, two song-and-dance men (Bing Crosby and Bob Hope) sign on for work as divers.
1962
   saw the release of   
Road to Hong Kong
Con-men Chester Babcock (Bob Hope) and Harry Turner (Bing Crosby). Chester accidentally memorizes and destroys the only copy of a secret Russian formula for a new and improved rocket fuel.
1969
   saw the release of   
Easy Rider
Two rebellious bikies Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper) tour from LA to New Orleans on choppers in search of freedom from a conservative culture.
1971
   saw the release of   
Two-Lane Blacktop
Stars James Taylor and Warren Oates.Two drifters roam the U.S. in their 1955 Chevy dragster.
1971
   saw the release of   
Vanishing Point
Stars Barry Newman. An unstable Vietnam Veteran is assigned to drive a car from Denver to San Francisco.
1980
   saw the release of   
The Blues Brothers
Jake (John Belushi) and Elwood (Dan Ackroyd) on the run from the police, the army, a country & western band and a jilted bride.
1986
   saw the release of   
The Hitcher
Stars Rutger Hauer and C. Thomas Howell. A motorist picks up a mysterious hitch-hiker.
1990
   saw the release of   
Wild At Heart
Starring Nicolas Cage as Sailor and Laura Dern as Lula, on the run.
1991
   saw the release of   
Thelma & Louise
A girlie getaway for Thelma (Geena Davis) and Louise (Susan Saradon) turns into a car chase into Mexico.
1993
   saw the release of   
Kalifornia
Stars David Duchovny, Michelle Forbes, Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis. On a cross country tour of notorious murder sites, a writer and his girlfriend discover their travelling companions are serial killers.
1994
   saw the release of   
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Stars Hugo Weaving, Terrence Stamp and Guy Pearce. Two drag queens and a trans-woman travel the Australian outback in a tour bus the call "Priscilla".
1995
   saw the release of   
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
Stars Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo. Three female drag queens travel cross-country U.S.A. to compete in a "Drag Queen of the Year" contest.
1998
   saw the release of   
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Stars Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro. Based on the 1971 book by Hunter S. Thompson.
2000
   saw the release of   
Almost Famous
Stars Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand and Kate Hudson. A 15 year old aspiring music journalist joins a rock band on tour.
2004
   saw the release of   
The Motorcycle Diaries
Stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Rodrigo de la Serna. A biopic based on the memoir of Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
2005
   saw the release of   
Transamerica
Stars Felicity Huffman and Kevin Zegers. A trans
2006
   saw the release of   
Little Miss Sunshine
Two road-trip rules learnt: The lesson is in the journey. Airconditioning is vital.
2007
   saw the release of   
The Bucket List
Stars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Two men embark on a quest to fulfil a "to-do" list of various activities before death.


Facts contributed by:


Allan R. Matthes








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