The Fall Guy (1981–1986)

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The adventures of a film stunt performer who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Colt Seavers (112 episodes, 1981-1986)
 Howie Munson (112 episodes, 1981-1986)
 Jody Banks (112 episodes, 1981-1986)
 Terri Michaels (64 episodes, 1982-1985)


Colt Seaver is a combination bounty hunter and stunt man. He drives a big GMC truck with a eagle painted on its hood. He chases after "bad guys" and returns them to the Los Angeles area. He has two companions, Howie and Jodie. These two companions usually follow Colt in his adventures and sometimes they are on there own. Written by CJ Lagos <>

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Release Date:

4 November 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Profesión peligro  »

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The opening credits feature the 'Walk of Fame' Star of Lon Chaney. See more »


[opening segment of the series after the credits]
Colt Seavers: [narrating] This is the story of one of America's great unsung heroes. I mean you've seen him, but you never knew who he was. You've cheered for him and cried for him and women have wanted to die for him. But did he ever get any credit, or the girl? No! He's what we call the "Stuntman", and the reason I'm talking so fondly about him is, well because it's me, Colt Seavers. Anyway, picture work isn't wall-to-wall employment, so maybe you wonder how ...
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The Ballad of the Unknown Stuntman
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Sung by Lee Majors
Written by Glen A. Larson, Gail Jensen and David Somerville
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best of the magnum clones
20 July 2006 | by (vernon florida) – See all my reviews

in a time that was mostly spent remembering pop culture of the sixties and seventies....the eighties have sneaked in now as a nostalgic frame capturing its own spot of fame and remembrance...largely due perhaps to all the sick programming that we have to endure nowadays on the tube..,,,so in turn....the shoot em up action shows prominent in the eighties have taken on a fresh and longing escape from "reality TV"

starting with magnum and the dukes of hazzard...the stage was set for the copycats to go to work....and in the same egg on your face kind of humor...the fall guy compliments sellecks mannerisms makes you respect colt all the more that he is victimized and has to play it by ear...all the while making a serious set of circumstances seem somehow comical...

its an all too familiar trend in hit produces an onslaught of dups....but in the case of the fall was done with clever taste and style even though the general theme was on action and so many of the eighty TV shows...ending with the most outlandish....the A team.......which basically saturated the genre and closed the door on it..

the bottom line is that I like the series much more now than I did when it was on network TV.....I don't know why someone hasn't decided to do a movie of it like they have with so many other TV series.....

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