Movie Details

This short-lived situation comedy ran for only a short time on ABC - from mid-September 1974 through early January 1975 - but is noteworthy for two reasons: first, because it starred a young Jodie Foster, who had already enjoyed several years of celebrity at that time; and second, because it constituted a televised spinoff of the enormously popular big screen comedy Paper Moon (1973), directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Ryan O'Neal and Tatum O'Neal. Christopher Connelly starred as Moses "Moze" Pray, a con artist cum Bible salesman traveling across Kansas during the years of the great depression, with his 11-year-old daughter Addie (Foster) in tow. Perpetually strapped for cash, the two spent their days trying every con they could think of to earn a buck, meanwhile staying just this far ahead of the law. The series, like the movie, presented characters first seen in the novel Addie Pray by Joe David Brown. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi