Lucan (1977–1978)
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A 20-year old who spent the first 10 years of his life running wild in the forest after being raised by predatory animals now strikes out on his own in search of his identity.





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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Larry MacElwaine
William Jordan ...
Gene Boone
Lou Frizzell ...
Dr. Don Hoagland
Mickey MacElwaine
Kevin Brophy ...
Ben Davidson ...
Coach Dalton
Hedley Mattingly ...
President Davies
Richard C. Adams ...
Todd Olsen ...
George Reynolds ...
Virginia Hawkins ...
David Sharpe


A 20-year old who spent the first 10 years of his life running wild in the forest after being raised by predatory animals now strikes out on his own in search of his identity. Written by Mats-Ola Tenggren

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22 May 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Coach Dalton: [after Lucan climbs a rope in a few seconds] How you did that?
Lucan: I spend many years with wolves.
Coach Dalton: Really? I spend years with monkeys and they didn't teach me anything.
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I thought LUCAN show & series was an awesome concept!
6 July 2001 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Kevin Brophy was a truly great actor held prisoner of horrid writing. LUCAN was a great concept. However LUCAN evolved to understand the complex aspects of interpersonal relationships way way way too quickly to be believable. I am severely disabled with brain damage that made me very wild and, without any sense of humanity, morals or conscience. I am now 42 years old and, only after a lifetime of the MOST INTENSE medical and, psychological help am I now in my FIRST LONG TERM JOB mainly because I could not master the subtly of interpersonal human relations.

LUCAN to have been raised by wolves became a professional and, so at ease with people. He maneuvered through the minefield of human relations with the skill of a seasoned psychologist. Only intermittently did the writers seem to remember hey this guy is supposed to have been raised by wolves. Instead of the warm and sensitive tale of a guy raised by wolves trying to understand himself and his place in human society that this story could have been... It seems to have been trying to be a far fetched fairytale about a super hero fugitive type with acute super human wolf senses that saves poor ladies and, is a defender of the weak as he tries to find his parents. The movie was a strong start that lost its way.

LUCAN was about a man learning to come to grips with having been brought up by wolves. Had Lucan progressed more slowly to in finding embracing and, defining his own unique brand of humanity this show would have met its high aspirations. It flopped only because it was prematurely murdered by the committee of knuckleheads that third to make LUCAN to many things other than a guy raised by wolves.

I loved the movie LUCAN and the show LUCAN only because the heart, the love the soul, the compassion, the conviction that Kevin Brophy breathed and, invested into this character LUCAN despite all the bad writing was enough to inspire me to go from being a guy widely considered retard when I was young and, the show first was on the air, to a 42 year old man working who went thorough college with a 4.0 average. LUCAN inspired me to never give up no matter what I tried and, kept trying. The Book says LUCAN got his name in an accident of thinking he was saying I CAN. Well LUCAN convinced me I CAN yes it took 22 years but I CAN and, did and, for that I thank GOD for Kevin Brophy's role in the show and movies LUCAN.

Far from the dumbest show I have ever seen. If you have real heart, detainment and, insight into the true human soul these were the best movies and, TV ever.... Thanks Again LUCAN LIVE FOREVER MY WOLF BROTHER!


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