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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 Colt Seavers (112 episodes, 1981-1986)
Douglas Barr ...
 Howie Munson (112 episodes, 1981-1986)
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 Jody Banks (112 episodes, 1981-1986)
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 Terri Michaels (64 episodes, 1982-1985)
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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 <midnight@richmond.infi.net>

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Colt's truck was an early 1980s GMC 4x4 pickup, with a 6-inch lift and 35-inch Dick Cepek off-road tires mounted on a 16-inch chrome wagon-style wheel. It also had a custom-made chrome roll bar mounted with 4 off-road lights, and a custom chrome grille guard mounted with 2 off-road lights and a Warn winch. One unusual characteristic was a secret compartment in the truck's bed, used to stash away villains or hide weapons. See more »

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[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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One Of The Many Classic 1980's Shows
27 May 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The Fall Guy was just one in a whole list of classic 80's fare such as The A-Team, Dukes of Hazzard and Knight Rider. It featured Lee Majors as bounty hunter Colt Seavers and he was joined by his sidekick Howie Munson who was a bit naive at times. They were also joined by the beautiful Heather Thomas who played Jody Banks.

Like many 1980's action shows The Fall Guy was not to be taken seriously. The plots were crazy, the characters were crazier, the stories were rather mad at times and what can I say about the stunts-they were out of this world. Week after week Lee Majors topped his stunts and did things such as jumping from a plane without a parachute and jumping from tall bridges into water below.

Highly enjoyable series-but when will anyone release it onto video?


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