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The Rousters (1983)

This series follows the exploits of Wyatt Earp's descendants. His namesake works as roustabout at Slade Town Carnival. His eccentric family includes his slightly senile mother, Amanda who ... See full summary »

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Wyatt Earp III
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This series follows the exploits of Wyatt Earp's descendants. His namesake works as roustabout at Slade Town Carnival. His eccentric family includes his slightly senile mother, Amanda who fancies herself a bounty hunter and is constantly pursuing wanted felons but Wyatt's the one who has to deal with them. And his brother, Evan who thinks of himself as an inventor and is constantly making things that don't make sense and is also making all sorts of schemes that Wyatt gets caught up in. Jack Slade's his boss, who puts up with Wyatt's family cause he needs Wyatt. And Ellen Slade's daughter who teaches the children of the carni folks including Wyatt's son, Michael and who has a thing for Wyatt. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Evan Earp: Ma's got the 12 guage, Wyatt... The Earps is EARPIN'!
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Written by Mike Post and Stephen Geyer
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Nice Story; Just Lacked Humor
16 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

This pilot for a short-lived TV series had a likable cast and was a nice story...but nothing that memorable to warrant a second viewing. Perhaps that's why it only lasted a year on TV. It's clean, language-wise, with just some damns and hells, so anyone of any age could safely watch it.

Chad Everett's character, "Wyatt Earp III," does it all in this movie - in one day, too! He saves the honor of people, thwarts bank robbers, stops wife abusers, saves animals and probably more good deeds that I forgot.

My major complaint was that it just wasn't as humorous as advertised. That goes for Jim Varney, too, a guy that usually makes me laugh, but he didn't do that in this film. The character wasn't as entertaining as Varney's "Ernest" and other characters.

What's good to see is a father-son relationship as pictured here, where each respects each other. It's a nice film and I'm sorry it didn't succeed.


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