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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Released theatrically in the UK, as the supporting feature to The Chastity Belt (1972). See more »

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Hank Bracket: You know, my partner's an old hand at these necktie parties.
Miss Baker: Oh?
Hank Bracket: No, really. The first one I attended, he was the guest of honor. That's where I found him. I just plucked him out of a cottonwood tree... and he wasn't very ripe either.
Johnny Reach: I'd be swingin' there yet if old Hank hadn't happened by... and spoke up from the other end of a double-stacked blowgun.
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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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