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
Jay Novello ...
Pablo Sandoval
William D. Gordon
(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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Released theatrically in the UK, as the supporting feature to The Chastity Belt (1971). See more »


Hank Bracket: If you're thinkin' he was brought up in a barn, ma'am, it was nothin' that fancy. It was a wickiup.
Miss Baker: You mean an Indian dwelling?
Hank Bracket: He's not even quite civilized yet.
Miss Baker: Well, you don't look like a savage.
Johnny Reach: Oh, I'm tame. Family came out of Kansas. My stepmother raised me - she was pureblooded Chiricahua.
Miss Baker: Oh, you lived with her.
Johnny Reach: Her people, yes ma'am, after Pa passed away. Still can't sit horse with a saddle on it or sleep on a bed. Sorry.
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intense action
20 October 2000 | by (Long Island, New york) – See all my reviews

Rod Taylor and Dennis Cole attempt to save a train full of passengers held hostage. This is a very intense action film, full of action and even some comedy. This film acted as the pilot for the short lived 1970 series The Bearcats. This film seems to be a kind of 2 man A- Team. Great performances by Taylor, and Fernando Lamas is excellent as the bandit.

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