Going to California Car -
The comedy-drama GOING TO CALIFORNIA/SHO/2001-2002
tells the story of two 20-something guys, Kevin
"Space" Lauglin (Sam Trammell) and Henry "Hank"
Ungalow (Brad Henke) who decide to leave their
small New England town of Bishop Flats and head
to California in Henry's red 1966 Buick Wildcat
(License No. 693 LN8). Their traveling music:
'70s rock tunes.
The boy's odyssey was inspired by the sudden
departure of a guy in town called Cassidy Dunlop
(Frank Sallo) who skipped out to Memphis after
his girlfriend Lisa B. (Lindsay Sloane) dumped
But when Lisa B. visits the hardware store where
Kevin and Henry work and declares she wants
Cassidy back, Kevin and Henry realize this is
the perfect chance to get away from their
boring, dead-end life and find adventure on the
road. So they load up their Wildcat and head
West (more like Southwest) in search of Cassidy.
Along the way, Hank and Space travel through
Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana and
where they meet a weird cast of characters like:
a dude named Insect Bob (John Mallory Asher) who
hooks up with the boys
Fighting Iris, a transvestite
a homicidal Elvis Presley impersonator
Roland, a side-show freak called "The Rhino Boy
a group of Civil War enthusiasts re-enacting the
"Battle of Raymond
the owner of Uncle Eddie's Sunny Time Nudist
the "Mullet Lady," a woman that sells bait
the operators of Shangri-La Mansion where
patients like "The Mummy Man" recover from
a voodoo shop owner and a wacky cult;
a Latino gangster who smuggles human cargo
an old school chum who's now living the life of
a rock star in Austin, Texas.
The series finale found Space and Henry in a
rural Texas town with Space suspected of
murdering a local teenage girl and Space's
ex-girlfriend Claire discovering she's pregnant.
Looks like it's time to put the pedal to the
metal, boys!... ("California, Here I Come...")
Cast of 'Going to California'
Model of Buick Wildcat
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