The adventures of the riders of the Pony Express.


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1992   1991   1990   1989  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »


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Complete series cast summary:
Gregg Rainwater ...
Yvonne Suhor ...
Clare Wren ...
 Marshal Sam Cain 24 episodes, 1989-1990
 Emma Shannon 24 episodes, 1989-1990


A group of young Express riders are based at the waystation in Sweetwater, Kansas. Running the station was ex-Texas Ranger and all-around eccentric Teaspoon Hunter. The role of cook, housekeeper and mother hen was filled first by Emma and later by Rachel. The riders included the future "Buffalo Bill" Cody and James Butler ("Wild Bill") Hickok, as well as Ike, a mute, Buck, a half-White/half-Kiowa scout and the Kid, a quiet Southerner. Their final member was Lou, a young woman who lived and worked with the riders disguised as a boy. They were later joined by Noah Dixon. Written by Marg Baskin <>

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Romance | Western





Release Date:

20 September 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I ragazzi della prateria  »

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Did You Know?


ABC was sued by the producers of the Young Guns movies for infringement. As a result, several season 3 episodes have the following message before the opening credits: "A production of MGM World Television Group. Not based on Morgan Creek's films YOUNG GUNS and YOUNG GUNS II." See more »


"Wild Bill" Hickok never actually rode for the Pony Express, though he did join its parent company, Russell, Waddell & Majors Freight Company, when he was 21. See more »

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great show great cast great stories great outdoor shots
30 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

I video taped all of this series back when it was on, never realizing, that so many other people liked it even though it did last 3 seasons.

It really was and is a great series, set in the old west, with lots of beautiful location scenes, and some great actors and great writing and was even recorded in stereo sound. It actually holds up today.

What more could you want?

Except for all 3 years to make it out in beautiful DVD box sets.

Well,they have got the first year out, now how about the rest of this great series! It is up to us to write to Sony Pictures TV and ask for the next 2 years to be released.

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