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Norwood Pratt (Campbell) has just finished his enlistment in the United States Marine Corps and is on his way home from Vietnam. A musician, his one great ambition is to appear on the radio program Louisiana Hayride.
Along the way, Norwood meets a variety of characters, including a flim-flam man (Pat Hingle), a jaded would-be starlet (Tisha Sterling) and his Marine buddy Joe Reese (Namath).
However, the most important person that he meets is Rita Lee Chipman (Darby), the "right kind of girl," who is unfortunately an unwed, soon-to-be mother (in an age where this was uncommon and somewhat shameful). She supports him and is there when Norwood finally reaches the KWKH studio as his dream comes true. The final scene shows her proudly watching Norwood as he goes on the air with the Hayride. A very enjoyable movie for all ...
Glen Campbell ... Norwood Pratt
Kim Darby ... Rita Lee Chipman
Joe Namath ... Joe William Reese
Carol Lynley ... Yvonne Phillips
Pat Hingle ... Grady Fring
Dom DeLuise ... Bill Bird