The Oregon Trail (1976– )

TV Series  -   -  Western
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 30 users  
Reviews: 1 user

In 1842, a widower leaves his Illinois farm and heads west towards Oregon with his three children to seek a better life.

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 23 titles
created 15 Jun 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 18 Apr 2013
 
a list of 1945 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 2130 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Oregon Trail (1976– )

The Oregon Trail (1976– ) on IMDb 7.2/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Oregon Trail.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1977   1976  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Oregon Trail (1945)
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Escaping the law, Jim Parker arrives in a town that is controlled by Higgins and his crony Judge. When he stands up to Higgins he is made Sheriff only to be shot in the back, After ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carr
Stars: Sunset Carson, Peggy Stewart, Frank Jaquet
The Monroes (1966–1967)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Michael Anderson Jr., Barbara Hershey, Keith Schultz
Trader Horn (1973)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Director: Reza Badiyi
Stars: Rod Taylor, Anne Heywood, Jean Sorel
The Oregon Trail (TV Movie 1993)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Steve Boettcher
Stars: Steve King
Open Season (1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When the television ratings machines suddenly malfunction, public television suddenly, but mistakenly, soars to #1 in this humorous satire.

Director: Robert Wuhl
Stars: Lloyd Adams, Robert Wuhl, Eric Bryson
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Professional beach bum and 'knight errant' Travis McGee goes up against psychotic body-builder Terry Bartell. McGee pulls out all the stops when he joins a Carribean cruise to bring the killer to justice.

Director: Robert Clouse
Stars: Rod Taylor, Theodore Bikel, Suzy Kendall
The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The Wild West adventures of the residents and staff of Barkley Ranch in California's San Joaquin Valley.

Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors
Outlaws (1986–1987)
Crime | Sci-Fi | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Five cowboys are sent forward through time from 1886 to 1986, and fight crime.

Stars: Rod Taylor, William Lucking, Richard Roundtree
Spencer's Pilots (TV Series 1976)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

This series centers on the lives of Cass Garrett and Stan Lewis who are pilots, and they work for Spencer Parish. Every now and then, they get into all sorts of misadventures, cause one of ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Stone, Todd Susman, Gene Evans
How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series 1978)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The Macahans, a family from Virginia headed by Zeb Macahan, travel across the country to pioneer a new land and a new home in the American West.

Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner
Masquerade (1983–1984)
Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An intelligence organization recruits civilian specialists for individual missions requiring their skills.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Rod Taylor, Greg Evigan
Young Maverick (1979–1980)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Harvard-educated Ben Maverick was Bret Maverick's cousin and poured from the same mold. Nell McGarrahan was the romantic interest an Marshal Edge Troy saved Ben from too much trouble.

Stars: Charles Frank, Susan Blanchard, John Dehner
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Evan Thorpe (14 episodes, 1976-1977)
...
 Andrew Thorpe (14 episodes, 1976-1977)
...
 William Thorpe (14 episodes, 1976-1977)
...
 Rachel Thorpe (14 episodes, 1976-1977)
...
 Luther Sprague (13 episodes, 1977)
Darleen Carr ...
 Margaret Devlin (13 episodes, 1977)
Edit

Storyline

In 1842, widower Evan Thorpe decides to leave behind his Illinois farm and head west with his three children, Andy (age 17), William (age 12), and Rachel (age 10) and travel to the Oregon Territory to search for a new life in the wilderness. By joining a wagon train, they encounter a variety of bad enemies standing in their way, from bad weather, rough terrain, unfriendly Indians, and devious con men. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 January 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Weg nach Oregon  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows The Oregon Trail: Pilot (1976) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A good series whose trail ended too soon .......
7 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This ambitious series starring the great Rod Taylor was unique and ambitious, but unfortunately was produced at a bad time for the genre.....

Having elements of Wagon Train, mixed with a little of Little House on the Prairie, this finely cast series was interesting and action-filled. Rod Taylor was the rugged, dependable lead and the scripts were well-suited to this era of television.

It is sad that Westerns were on the endangered list around this time ---this one was very good and had great potential.It bit the dust way too soon .


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Oregon Trail was filmed near Flagstaff, AZ janelafey
Is this the Oregon Trail where.... StanleyBrewer
Discuss The Oregon Trail (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?