"Bonanza" clone about the Lancer family and its ranch.
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 Johnny Madrid Lancer (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
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 Scott Lancer (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
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 Murdoch Lancer (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
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 Teresa O'Brien (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
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 Jelly Hoskins (38 episodes, 1968-1970)
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Lancer is the story of a rancher who struggles to hang onto his vast holdings in California's San Joaquin Valley with the help of his two sons and his ward. Scott, whose mother died in childbirth, is Murdoch Lancer's older son. He was raised by his maternal grandfather in Boston. Younger son Johnny was taken from his father by his Mexican mother when he was only around two. He grew up around the Mexican border and went by the name Johnny Madrid under which he earned a reputation as a fast gun. Deservedly so apparently as men from his past occasionally show up to cause problems for Johnny and his new found family. Teresa O'Brien, daughter of Murdoch's murdered ranch foreman is Murdoch's ward and a surrogate sister to the two boys. Written by Anonymous

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Brothers in name only. And the name is Lancer. (season 1)

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24 September 1968 (USA)  »

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(51 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Estranged brothers return to their father's ranch for 51 episodes of drama and conflict
2 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Widower Murdoch needs his sons to return home to help him protect the ranch - but he needs detectives to find them! Scott, the elder, is a city boy brought up by his maternal grandpa in refined Boston following the death of his mother in childbirth. Johnny is a gunfighter south of the border, the result of a liaison with a Mexican beauty who hid her son from his father. What will lure them to a different life of cattle ranching in the west? How will these different men get on together? Throw into the mix a pretty young ward and a host of guest appearances and the outcome is a sensational TV western series with great scripts, strong performances and superb plot lines that truly shape out character as well as move the story along.


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