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 »


J.J. Foote: Them tarnation gas buggies are an abomination to the Lord. Yea, verily, the love a man beareth for his horse ain't never gonna be replaced by no bucket of bolts! Noisy, smelly, new-fangled contraption. You expect to leave that stack of smokin' scrap iron here to offend the noses of honest horses?
Johnny Reach: Oh, yes sir - and we expect you to guard it tenderly with loving care.
J.J. Foote: Me? Them things is against nature and all I stand for.
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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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