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Then Came Bronson

Season 1 Episode 1

The Runner

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 17, 1969 on NBC
9.6
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The Runner
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In the season opener Jim Bronson takes a temp job at Hanrahan School, a summer camp for disturbed children run by noted therapist Edward Hanrahan and his daughter Doris Hanrahan. Doris is by chance an old girlfriend of Bronson. He becomes affected by a small autistic boy John known as "the runner" for his penchant to flee. Edward Hanrahan gives Bronson wide latitude in dealing with John and this leads to complications.moreless

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  • In the season opener Jim Bronson takes a temp job at Hanrahan School, a summer camp for disturbed children run by noted therapist Edward Hanrahan and his daughter Doris Hanrahan.

    7.6
    The first offical episode of the show, it suffers from the over-earnestness that mars some of the lesser episodes. Bronson's time in an institute for disturbed kids provides him with a chance to show his sensitivity and warmth, a bit too much of both, for my taste. Decidedly a lesser episode, it nevertheless establishes key things about the character - his above-mentioned sensitivity, his attractiveness to women, his ability to get going at the end - but i wouldn;t recommend it to a newcomer to the show. It lacks the humor and irony that appear in the best episodes. My wife, who had never seen an episode before, found the whole thing, with its 60's psycho-babble and its "significant" phrasing, pretty risiblemoreless
Jack Klugman

Jack Klugman

Charles Hanrahan

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Karen Huston

Karen Huston

Doris Hanrahan

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Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall

Claire

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