Bearcats!: Season 1, Episode 0

Powderkeg (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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chucho Morales
Cyrus Davenport
Paco Morales
Tisha Sterling ...
Beth Parkinson
Melodie Johnson ...
Miss Baker
Ricardo Sandoval
Juanita Sierra-Perez
Joe De Santis ...
Col. Delgado
Jay Novello ...
Pablo Sandoval
William D. Gordon
Sheriff Lynch (as Jim L. Brown)
Todd Martin


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 <>

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


Mr. Davenport: What are they, hired guns?
Major Bill Buckner: They don't work for free. At first they did... cleaned up a couple of tough border towns just in self-defense. Then other towns or folks in trouble took to comin' to them for help - so many that they had to get a bit mercenary about putting their lives on the line.
Mr. Davenport: I see. Well, what's their customary fee?
Major Bill Buckner: A blank check, Mr. Davenport. You see, they feel like this. If you can put a price on it, you don't need 'em bad enough.
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Stands the test of time.
3 November 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie again, 28 years after I first saw it on television in 1972. I remembered it as being a good movie, but I thought it might be "old" by today's standards. Not so. It has a good script, excellent direction, and fine acting all around. The "good guys" go after a Mexican bandit who has taken a passenger train hostage to insure that his brother isn't hanged in the United States. Good action fare.

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