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Writers (WGA):
Jim Byrnes (characters) &
Cort Casady (characters) ...
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2 October 1994 (USA) See more »
Brady Hawkes has to run to his son's rescue once again in this continuation of the Gambler stories.... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Kenny Rogers ... Brady Hawkes

Scott Paulin ... Butch Cassidy

Brett Cullen ... Sundance Kid

Mariska Hargitay ... Etta Place
Kris Kamm ... Jeremiah Hawkes

Stephen Bridgewater ... Flatnose Bill Curry

Richard Riehle ... Frank Dimaio

Ned Vaughn ... Ford Hayes

Martin Kove ... Black Jack

Darrell Larson
Mark Walters

Geoffrey Lewis ... Lynch

Kim Walker

Bruce Boxleitner ... Billy Montana

Loni Anderson ... Fanny Porter

Dixie Carter ... Lillie Langtry
David S. Cass Sr. ... Sheriff Boone
Tom Challis ... Stage Manager
Rutherford Cravens ... Officer
Richard Curilla ... Bank Officer
Ralph Destino ... Usher
Frank Q. Dobbs ... Pinkerton Burly
Ann Dorman ... Wedding Ring Lady
Harrell Floyd ... Deputy Ballard
Ed Geldart ... Ft. Worth Station Agent
Will Graf ... Teddy

Richard Green ... Mr. Featherstone
T. Lee Griffin ... Photographer
Michael Griffith ... Sheffield Station Agent
Robert Hooker ... 1st Cowboy
Kelly Junkerman ... Caldwell

Kathy Lamkin ... Temperance Woman #1
Robert Brent Lappin ... Blacksmith
Jack Lilley ... Frisco
Whitney Massengil ... Little Boy
Frank Montague ... Pinkerton Serious
Sophie Owens-Bender ... Sara
Hannah Owens-Bender ... Lizzie
Jodie Parris ... Mrs. Featherstone
Rick Perkins ... Whiskey Seller

Dennis Redfield ... Abernathy
David Saunders ... Coachman

Sean Stanek ... Yurcho
Steve Stubbins ... Wrangler
Harold Suggs ... Mayor Carson
Karla Tamburrelli ... Marchette

Jules Douglas ... Miguel (as Jullian Dulce Vida)
Hadley Wardlaw ... Santa Rosa Sheriff

Cathy Worthington ... Temperance Woman #2

Luis Avalos ... Col. Fernandez

Enrique Castillo ... Escobar

Curtis Akin ... Sergeant
Wayne Dehart ... Sheldon
Bunk Duncan ... Ruffian
Clay Henry ... The Beer Drinking GoatMayor of Lajitas
Scott Henry ... Sailor
James Jeter ... Captain (as Jim Jeter)

Richard Andrew Jones ... Mine Supervisor (as Richard Jones)
John L. Kelly II ... Card Player #2 (as Col. John L. Kelly II)
Lincoln Lageson ... Dockhand
John Lamb ... Ticket Agent
Larry Levinson ... Card Player #1

Clay M. Lilley ... Jailor
David Little ... Undertaker
Michele Little ... Amanda

Mike Lookinland ... Bosun
David McQuade ... Willet

Richard Miro ... Rodrigo
Bill Moody ... Card Player #3
Ruby Nelda Perez ... Woman in Bank
Rob Pincus ... 1st Mate
Dallas Smilley ... Milkman
Alfred Smith ... Vendor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Broussard ... Young boy at hanging (uncredited)
Anne Carr ... Ship crewman (uncredited)
David E. Conley ... Porter on the Elissa (uncredited)
Tricia Manzardo ... Fanny Girl (uncredited)
Bill Ross ... Cowboy (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Bender 
Writing credits
Jim Byrnes (characters) &
Cort Casady (characters)

Frank Q. Dobbs (story) and
David S. Cass Sr. (story) (as David S. Cass) &
Kelly Junkerman (story) (as Kelly Junkermann)

Frank Q. Dobbs (teleplay) &
Caleb Pirtle III (teleplay)

Don Schlitz (song The Gambler) (suggestion)

Produced by
Kelly Junkerman .... executive producer
Kelly Junkerman .... producer
Ken Kragen .... executive producer
Original Music by
Larry Brown 
Edgar Struble 
Cinematography by
Edward J. Pei 
Film Editing by
William B. Stich 
Production Design by
Jerry Wanek 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Lopez (decorator)
Costume Design by
Colby P. Bart 
Makeup Department
Teri Groves .... key makeup artist
Patricia Vecchio .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joel DeLoach .... second second assistant director
W. Thomas Snyder .... first assistant director: second unit
W. Thomas Snyder .... key second assistant director
Art Department
Curtis Akin .... property master
Phil Kramer .... art department coordinator
Tony R. Medina .... prop maker
Joseph Musso .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
David Bondelevitch .... sound re-recording mixer
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Steve Evans .... boom operator
George R. Groves Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound re-recording mixer
Jim Moore .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David J. Barker .... special train effects (uncredited)
Brian Brown .... stunts
David S. Cass Sr. .... stunt coordinator (as Dave Cass)
Ritchie Copenhaver .... stunts (as Richie Copenhaver)
Robert Gribbon .... stunts
Robin Kroll .... stunts
Keith McCaslim .... stunts (as Keith McCaslin)
Jody Nolan .... stunt actor
Michael Pritchard .... stunts (as Mike Pritchard)
Jerry Wills .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Lisa Bonaccorso .... electrician
Jimmy Harritos .... lighting technician
Kevin Kennedy .... grip
Vince Rodriguez .... key grip
Alvin Simmons .... dolly grip
Scott Smith .... camera operator: second unit
Steve Sudge .... electrician
Casting Department
Len Hunt .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marsha Barton .... head seamstress
Editorial Department
Michael H. Friedlander .... assistant editor
Location Management
Kim Davis .... location manager
Virginia Díaz .... assistant location manager: Galveston
Craig Busch .... location manager: Galveston (uncredited)
Daniel Ramos .... location scout (uncredited)
Other crew
Anne Carr .... medic
Anne Carr .... script supervisor intern
Kelly Frazier .... assistant production coordinator
Lincoln Lageson .... key set production assistant
Clay M. Lilley .... wrangler (as Clay Lilley)
Jack Lilley .... key wrangler
Kelly Lookinland .... script supervisor
Julie Mankowski .... producer asst
Kathie Redmond .... co-location manager
David Rodgers .... wrangler (as Dave Rogers)

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91 min
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Did You Know?

In 1988, Mariska Hargitay and Brett Cullen played sister and brother (Carly Fixx and Dan Fixx, respectively) on "Falcon Crest" (1981).See more »
Anachronisms: At one point, a boy hands Hawkes a map of New Mexico with the town of Truth or Consequences clearly marked on it. The town of Hot Springs, New Mexico was not renamed Truth or Consequences until 1950, after the game show of the same name, which host Ralph Edwards said would be broadcast from the first town to rename itself after the show.See more »
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Last entry in the ¨Gambler ¨ series along with Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid, 2 November 2007
Author: ma-cortes

The debonair gambler, Brady Hawkes,(Kenny Rogers) returns yet again, looking for his son Jeremiah united to Wild Bunch, formed by Butch Cassidy(Scott Paulin) and Sundance Kid(Brett Cullen). The Wild bunch flee to Bolivia and are followed by the Gambler, Etta Place(Mariska Hargitay) who, one time escaped from prison, cross country trip to Galveston and after sail in a ship, along with Pinkenton agents: DiMaggio(Richard Riehle) and Ford(Ned Vaughn). But in Bolivia the Wild Bunch is also wanted alive or dead.

This is an agreeable Western with lots of familiar television stars and with historic characters, such as Cassidy, Sundance Kid, Etta Place , Pinkerton agents and Lilie Langtry,the Judge Roy Bean's sweetheart.As always at the beginning and the ending is heard the stunning song by Kenny Rogers-The Gambler. The plot gets certain similarly to successful film by George Roy Hill with Paul Newman( role of Scott Paulin), Robert Redford(role of Brett Cullen) and Katherine Ross(Maryska Hargitay). This picture is professionally directed by Jack Bender, an usual TV episodes director as : ¨Lost, Soprano, Alias¨, among others.

Although various deeds are fictitious, this TV picture is based on real events, these are the following : Born Robert Parker(Butch Cassidy) and Harry Longbaugh(Sundance Kid). It seems they were eager to take up a life of crime. This notorious pair became rustlers in the mid-90, gaining fame as leaders of the Wild Bunch , a gang of train robbers. Butch adopted the name of Cassidy in admiration of Mike Cassidy, a rustler who taught him to shot and steal livestock, he was dubbed Butch from his short time working in butcher's shop. Still determined on a life of crime he formed a gang, and robbed banks and he moved into trains robberies after. One of the main gang was Sundance, they were sympathetic fellows described in a Pinkerton wanted poster as having an affable and cheerful manners. It is said that, though a crack shot , they never killed anybody and disliked gratuitous violence.They had the quick wit and strength of character to dominate more desperate men. With the Pinkerton and railroad agents hot on their trail, the Wild Bunch broke up and both sailed to South America after the turn of century and disappeared there, possibly dying in a shootout in 1909 near La Paz.

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