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13 May 1976 (USA) See more »
Two brothers search the west for their sister, who was kidnapped as a child and is now living with a tribe of Indians. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kurt Russell ... Morgan 'Two Persons' Bodeen

Tim Matheson ... Quinton Beaudine

Brian Keith ... Tank Logan

Keenan Wynn ... H.H. Small

Cameron Mitchell ... Shadrack Peltzer

Morgan Woodward ... Sheriff Moses

Neville Brand ... Shea
Art Lund ... Blanchard

John Anderson ... Army officer
Will Hutchins ... Earl

Luke Askew ... Crane

Gregory Walcott ... Blacksmith
Irene Yah-Ling Sun ... China
Mark Lambert ... Young punk

Iron Eyes Cody ... Old Indian
Nick Ramus ... Iron Hawk
Nathan Jung ... Chinese Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joaquin Garay III ... (uncredited)

Michael Swan ... Actor (uncredited)

Directed by
Lee H. Katzin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tracy Keenan Wynn 

Produced by
David Gerber .... executive producer
Marvin Miller .... associate producer
Christopher Morgan .... producer
Mark Rodgers .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Richard Shores 
Cinematography by
Robert L. Morrison (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ken Zemke 
Casting by
Al Onorato 
Art Direction by
Carl Anderson 
Ross Bellah 
Set Decoration by
Audrey A. Blasdel  (as Audrey Blasdel-Goddard)
Robert Gould 
Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Marvin Miller .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jon C. Andersen .... assistant director
Sound Department
Bob J. Human .... sound editor
Buzz Cooper .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jesse Wayne .... fast draw/gun technical advisor: Brian Keith
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Warlock .... stunt double: Kurt Russell (uncredited)
Casting Department
Renée Valente .... casting executive (as Renee Valente)
Jack N. Young .... extras casting (uncredited)
Music Department
Sam E. Levin .... music editor
Other crew
Lynn A. Aber .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] (uncredited)
Caroline Reed .... stand-in (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"The Longest Drive" - USA (video title)
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93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Iceland:L | USA:PG (video rating)

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This was used as a 2-part episode in the series "The Quest" which aired September- December 1976.See more »
[first lines]
Narrator:The legend of the Bodine brothers has etched itself into frontier history in the last quarter of the 19th Century. Morgan "Two Persons" Beaudine, captured by Cheyenne and freed eight years later by the army; Quentin Beaudine, a young doctor from San Francisco...
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9 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Too bad the series was cancelled, 21 July 2004
Author: bcolquho from Saco, Maine

The '70s was a bad decade for the television Western. Bonanza

was cancelled a year after the death of Dan Blocker, The Cowboys, based on the John Wayne movie, which was based on the book, was cancelled, and it's too bad this series, based on the John

Ford movie The Searchers, was also cancelled. Why? Low ratings, for one reason, and probably Vietnam, for another. It's the story of two brothers. Quentin Bodeen, played by Tim Matheson, the voice of Jonny Quest in the 1960s, and Morgan Two Persons Bodeen, who, with their unnamed sister, were taken from a west-bound

wagon train by Indians when they were little. Morgan, who was

raised by the Indians, meets his brother, Quentin, a cowboy, ten years later. Neither knew that the other existed. Morgan tells him that they have a sister, who was also taken from the wagon train. The two of them set out across the West to find her and bring her back to white society. Did they find her? I don't know. The show

was cancelled after three or four episodes.

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