Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip (2003)

In 1903 there were only 150 miles of paved roads in the entire nation and most people had never seen a “horseless buggy”—but that did not stop Horatio Nelson Jackson, a thirty-one-year-old Vermont doctor, who impulsively bet fifty dollars that he could drive his 20-horsepower automobile from San Francisco to New York City. Here—in Jackson’s own words and photographs—is a glorious account of that months-long, problem-beset, thrilling-to-the-rattled-bones trip with his mechanic, Sewall Crocker, and a bulldog named Bud. Jackson was possessed of a deep thirst for adventure, and his remarkable story chronicles the very beginning of the restless road trips that soon became a way of life in America. Horatio’s Drive is the first chapter in our nation’s great romance with the road.

Directing:
  • Ken Burns

Writing:
  • Dayton Duncan

Stars:
Release Date: 2003-10-06
TMDb: 7/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: en
  • Runtime: 100
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
Horatio Nelson Jackson (voice)
Keith David
Keith David
Narrator
Adam Arkin
Adam Arkin
Other voices
Philip Bosco
Philip Bosco
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John Cullum
John Cullum
Other voices
Amy Madigan
Amy Madigan
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Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
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