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Original Air Date:
17 October 1979 (Season 1, Episode 0)
Two Montana saddletramps head to Nashville to open up a detective agency. At first, the agency begins on a lark... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Laconic Vs. Loquacious? See more (8 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jerry Reed ... J.D. Reed

Tom Selleck ... Will Eubanks

Morgan Fairchild ... Kate / Carla

Claude Akins ... Woody Stone

Roy Acuff ... Himself

Barbara Mandrell ... Herself
Ray Stevens ... Himself

Lucille Benson ... Peg the Madam

Gene Evans ... Lt. Blocker

Randy Powell ... Lonnie Grimes (as Randolph Powell)

Red West ... Sheriff

Grace Zabriskie ... Mrs. Barnaby
Bob Hannah ... Mr. Barnaby (Wax Museum)
Joseph Burke ... Hatcheck, Casino owner
Seidina Reed ... Singer on Cumberland Queen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry Campbell ... Peterson (uncredited)
Robin Jo Coleman ... Hotel guest (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Burt Kennedy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eugene Price  uncredited
Jimmy Sangster  writer

Produced by
Ernie Frankel .... executive producer
Richard Newton .... producer
Cinematography by
Alan Stensvold (director of photography)
Vincent Saizis (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Art Seid 
Casting by
Carole Cherry 
Art Direction by
James Martin Bachman  (as James-Martin Bachman)
Makeup Department
Tom Miller .... makeup artist
Jan Nichols-Smith .... hair stylist
Production Management
Willard W. Goodman .... production manager (as Willard Goodman)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Magwood .... second assistant director (as Paul C. Magwood)
Ray Marsh .... first assistant director
Art Department
Dominick Bruno .... property master (as Dominick J. Bruno)
Jaroslav Gebr .... paintings
Sound Department
Gary Cunningham .... sound mixer
Jack C. May .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Bob Shelley .... special effects
William T. Lane .... stunt coordinator (as Bill Lane)
Larry Holt .... stunts (uncredited)
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunts (uncredited)
Ted White .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alessandro Bodrero .... camera operator
Allen J. Pettebone .... gaffer
John Sprague .... camera operator: second unit
Bob Sturm .... assistant chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Jeff Wolf .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dorothy Barkley .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Mark Stevens .... assistant editor
Location Management
Ilene Trube .... location manager
Music Department
Earle Hagen .... musical director
Ken Johnson .... music editor
Jerry Reed .... composer: song "Breakin Loose"
Jerry Reed .... song producer
Chip Young .... song producer
Daniel J. Johnson .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Joe Benet .... transportation captain
Other crew
Melody Greene .... script supervisor (as Melady Greene)
David Meyer .... production aide
Debra Spiegal .... production assistant
Renina Spiegel .... production coordinator
Seymour Yack .... controller
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

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Movie Connections:
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Laconic Vs. Loquacious?, 9 December 2006
Author: Ian Bourne ( from Barbados, Caribbean

I loved the illustrations for each chapter of the flick, I was just annoyed it never listed who did them...

This hokey country & mystery was really Jerry Reed's show, he had a Top 5 hit in the 70's "When You're Hot, You're Hot (When You're Not, You're Not)" that even became a popular catchphrase T-shirt, Tom Selleck either pre-Magnum or same time and hedging his bets played the studious and mostly quiet itinerant rancher.

The plot had some pinholes but not really obvious as Jerry Reed wove his spell of brash down-home-isms and Tom Selleck playing the puller of butts from frying pans & fires.

The pilot-debut pulled out a good set of stops to hit the ground running; invite Roy Acuff, Barbra Mandrell and Ray Stevens to do cameos as themselves.

There were chase-scenes and there were sex, lies & Nashville but Selleck's character summed up Jerry Reed the best in two quotes from the film, "You'll either be rich or in jail," along with "J. D. Reed, I swear, you start with a toothpick and end up with a lumber yard." Selleck's character provided the know-how in not knowing how city slickers do their dirty deeds and helped in his slow, quiet manner to not only use his love of encyclopaedias to avoid arrest, but to tie up loose ends in an alleged murder.

Claude "Movin' On/Sheriff Lobo" Akins also plays a mover and shaker in the Nashville music scene, I believe this picture was meant to have a sort of Lite commentary on the other Nashville, as in that film which Keith Carradine played in back in 1975 - but (A) considering it's supposed to be a comedy, this was hardly the time and place for that, and (B) there was not enough time to do such type of editorialising justice, so the amateur sleuthing won out, thank God!

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