The pilot movie for the brief series that began in November 1977, was later retitled "James at 16," and subsequently disappeared. James is introduced here as a smitten teenager who is separated from his girl when his family moves to Boston from Oregon and, heartsick in his new urban surroundings, runs away, meets an attractive hitchhiking art student on the road, and learns several valuable lessons about life. Kate Jackson won an Emmy Award nomination for her performance.
Vince Van Patten
Bert F Allen
J Frank O'neill
Aired in United States September 5, 1977