Five cowboys are sent forward through time from 1886 to 1986, and fight crime.






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Complete series cast summary:
 Sheriff Jonathan Grail (12 episodes, 1986-1987)
 Harland Pike (12 episodes, 1986-1987)
 Isaiah 'Ice' McAdams (12 episodes, 1986-1987)
 Wolfson Lucas / ... (12 episodes, 1986-1987)
 William Pike / ... (12 episodes, 1986-1987)
Christine Belford ...
 Maggie Randall (12 episodes, 1986-1987)


Sometime during the 19th century, Sheriff Grail was chasing a gang of bank robbers when they were all accidentally thrown forward in time to the year 1986. Realizing they need to work together to survive (and perhaps to find a way home), the good guy and the bad guys team up to open their own private-detective agency to fight crime. Maggie was their neighbor and police contact. Written by Marty McKee <>

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Release Date:

28 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fuorilegge  »

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(13 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Wolf: [opening narration] Sheriff Jonathan Grail was mad! We'd hit a bank in his town: Harland Pike, me - Wolfson Lucas, William Pike, and Isaiah "Ice" McAdams, known collectively as "The Pike Gang." Grail had once been partners in crime with the four of us, but now all bets were off. The showdown was interrupted, however, by the Almighty, who sent us all sailing into the 20th century. And what a century it is! But we weren't what you'd call "ordinary men," so we dug in, tried to adapt, and started a ...
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Followed by Outlaws: Outlaws (1986) See more »

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12 August 1998 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

An enjoyable little romp, using the now well-established "flashback" mode (Highlander, Forever Knight) to explore the characters' pasts. The time travel element is never really explained or rationalized, and the group never really bothers to try getting back to their own time. Most of the plots milk the cowboys' unfamiliarity with the 1990's for all its worth, or contrasts their behavior with our own. Although it's more a matter of contrasting their "movie cowboy" attitudes with our own. Added realism was injected by the characters were always getting wounded and injured in their A-Team shootout-type antics.

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