The Texas Wheelers (1974–1975)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 14 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Earthy comedy about the four motherless Wheeler children and their lovable but cantankerous father Zack. With Zack avoiding work, Truckie led the clan, with Doobie, Boo, and T.J.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 26 titles
created 14 Jun 2011
 
a list of 1941 titles
created 05 Apr 2013
 
a list of 1945 titles
created 7 months ago
 
list image
a list of 11 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Texas Wheelers (1974–1975)

The Texas Wheelers (1974–1975) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Texas Wheelers.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1975   1974  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Barbarosa (1982)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young cowboy hooks up with a legendary outlaw, and before long both are on the run from the law.

Director: Fred Schepisi
Stars: Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, Isela Vega
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young hellraiser quits his moonshine business to try to become the best NASCAR racer the south had ever seen.

Director: Lamont Johnson
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Valerie Perrine, Geraldine Fitzgerald
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Sex, violence and bikers on an action filled ride, in this film produced and co-written by Jonathan Demme.

Director: Joe Viola
Stars: Scott Glenn, Charles Dierkop, James Iglehart
Bulletproof (1988)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew.

Director: Steve Carver
Stars: Gary Busey, Darlanne Fluegel, Henry Silva
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A disparate group of drivers take part in a secret and illegal cross country road race.

Director: Charles Bail
Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Tim McIntire, Raul Julia
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Marshal Chris Adams turns down a friend's request to help stop the depredations of a gang of Mexican bandits. When his wife is killed by bank robbers and his friend is killed capturing the ... See full summary »

Director: George McCowan
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Stefanie Powers, Michael Callan
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A small town stud wants to go to Nashville and be a big country star. His ambitious kid sister works as his manager. When they cross paths with a small town sheriff, their dream comes in jeopardy.

Director: Ronald F. Maxwell
Stars: Kristy McNichol, Dennis Quaid, Mark Hamill
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A retired police detective reluctantly returns to action to stop a serial killer dubbed "The Surgeon".

Director: Paul Ziller
Stars: Gary Busey, Kim Cattrall, Darlanne Fluegel
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A working-class boy falls for a girl from a wealthy family, and must compete for her with a rich boy who also wants her.

Director: Richard T. Heffron
Stars: Gary Busey, Annette O'Toole, John Calvin
Big Wednesday (1978)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The lives of some California surfers from the early '60s to the '70s.

Director: John Milius
Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of the life and career of the early rock and roll singer, from his meteoric rise to stardom, to his marriage and untimely death.

Director: Steve Rash
Stars: Gary Busey, Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith
Straight Time (1978)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole ... See full summary »

Directors: Ulu Grosbard, Dustin Hoffman
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, Gary Busey
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Zack Wheeler (8 episodes, 1974-1975)
...
 Truckie Wheeler (8 episodes, 1974-1975)
...
 Doobie Wheeler (8 episodes, 1974-1975)
Karen Obediear ...
 Boo Wheeler (8 episodes, 1974-1975)
...
 T.J. Wheeler (8 episodes, 1974-1975)
Bruce Kimball ...
 Lyle (8 episodes, 1974-1975)
Edit

Storyline

Earthy comedy about the four motherless Wheeler children and their lovable but cantankerous father Zack. With Zack avoiding work, Truckie led the clan, with Doobie, Boo, and T.J. Written by Mike McCluskey <figaro1@bc.sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

texas | rancher

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 September 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cosas de chicos  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The show's theme song was "Illegal Smile" by John Prine. See more »

Quotes

Zack Wheeler: Never underestimate the power of laziness.
See more »

Soundtracks

Illegal Smile
Composed and Sung by John Prine 1974
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

This should be on DVD!
14 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of the best TV comedies ever, but if you didn't happen to be viewing in the mid-70s, or if you blinked twice, you missed your chance to see it. Jack Elam, one of the great character actors of all time (for instance, he is the only reason to watch Rio Lobo even though it stars John Wayne and was directed by Howard Hawks), and pre-Buddy Holly Story Gary Busey had great chemistry and this was about as off-beat as they come for television, especially when you consider it is more than 30 years old. As far as I know, it has never been picked up for re-release by any cable channel. I would love for someone to finally bring this neglected television classic to DVD.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The MTM logo variant for this show jmfabianorpl
Discuss The Texas Wheelers (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?