Bearcats! (1971– )
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Just before World War I, two adventurers are hired to bring back a hijacked train from Mexico.

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Chucho Morales
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Cyrus Davenport
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Paco Morales
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Beth Parkinson
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Miss Baker
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Ricardo Sandoval
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Juanita Sierra-Perez
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Col. Delgado
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Pablo Sandoval
William D. Gordon
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Sheriff Lynch (as Jim L. Brown)
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Briggs
Todd Martin
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A Mexican bandit is about to be executed in the United States. So his brother takes over a train and holds the passengers as hostages unless his brother is released. Now both the Americans and Mexicans are baffled as to what to do. But one of the passengers, who wrote the letter for their captor, has a suggestion; call Hank Brackett and Johnny Reech, two mercenaries. Which they do. And as expected they do come up with a plan but the President of the Railroad is not sure if it will work. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Made for television as the pilot for the series Bearcats! (1971) See more »

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[last lines]
Hank Bracket: What kept ya?
Johnny Reach: Oh, business. I got your five dollars back from Miss Baker.
Hank Bracket: How'd you do that?
Johnny Reach: Oh, ah, she bet me she chould kiss me without touching.
Hank Bracket: She bet you that?
Johnny Reach: Yeah. Born loser... but an awful good sport!
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Cool TV Movie!
7 June 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Whacked-out bandito Fernando Llamas holds a train load of passengers hostage and moving in circles, while he ransoms them for the release of his brother, who's in jail awaiting hanging. The railroad calls on smooth soldiers-of-fortune Rod Taylor and Dennis Cole to rescue the hostages and neutralize their captors.

This exciting made-for-television movie/series pilot is way ahead of it's time, anticipating shows and movies like "The A Team", The Delta Force, and even Speed. Why the resulting series "The Bearcats" failed and was forgotten, remains a mystery.

Here, Llamas appears to be having a hell of a time, playing his role with relish. His amusing, over-the-top performance is probably the best thing about this this, although Taylor seems to be enjoying himself greatly as well.

Things seem a little stretched out, but the climax is definitely worth sticking around for.


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