The Great American Traffic Jam


2h 1980

Brief Synopsis

A series of freak accidents on the Los Angeles freeway traps a cast-load of familiar TV faces in an astounding traffic tie-up, with the entire system caught in a gridlock that John Beck, as a traffic expert, endeavors to unsnarl. Howard Hesseman plays the voice of an unseen radio disc jockey whose h

Film Details

Also Known As
Great American Traffic Jam, Gridlock
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1980

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

A series of freak accidents on the Los Angeles freeway traps a cast-load of familiar TV faces in an astounding traffic tie-up, with the entire system caught in a gridlock that John Beck, as a traffic expert, endeavors to unsnarl. Howard Hesseman plays the voice of an unseen radio disc jockey whose happy-talk commentary throughout keeps the stranded motorists entertained.

Film Details

Also Known As
Great American Traffic Jam, Gridlock
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1980

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States October 2, 1980

Released in United States on Video December 1987

Also titled: "Gridlock."