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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
6 February 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
In 1865, the Macahans are heading west from Virginia to Oregon. Mrs. Kate Macahan is waiting with her children Laura... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
The best show ever See more (12 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 29 of 32)

James Arness ... Zeb Macahan (3 episodes, 1977)

Eva Marie Saint ... Kate Macahan (3 episodes, 1977)

Bruce Boxleitner ... Luke Macahan (3 episodes, 1977)
Kathryn Holcomb ... Laura Macahan (3 episodes, 1977)
William Kirby Cullen ... Josh Macahan (3 episodes, 1977)
Vicki Schreck ... Jessie Macahan (3 episodes, 1977)

Anthony Zerbe ... Martin Grey (3 episodes, 1977)
Don Murray ... Anderson (3 episodes, 1977)
Brit Lind ... Erika Hanks (3 episodes, 1977)

Royal Dano ... Elam Hanks (3 episodes, 1977)

John Dehner ... Bishop Benjamin (3 episodes, 1977)
Richard Angarola ... Chief Claw (3 episodes, 1977)

David Huddleston ... Christy Judson (3 episodes, 1977)

Herman Poppe ... Jake Judson (3 episodes, 1977)
Sander Johnson ... Charlie Judson (3 episodes, 1977)
Robert Padilla ... Mountain-Is-Long (3 episodes, 1977)

Peter Hansen ... Major Drake (3 episodes, 1977)

Ned Wertimer ... Elias Kulp (3 episodes, 1977)

William Conrad ... Narrator (3 episodes, 1977)
John Lisbon Wood ... Willy Judson (2 episodes, 1977)

Jack Elam ... Cully Madigan (2 episodes, 1977)

Paul Fix ... Portagee (2 episodes, 1977)
Todd Lookinland ... Joshua Hanks (2 episodes, 1977)

Linda Redfearn ... Little Tree (2 episodes, 1977)
Geno Silva ... Red Hawk (2 episodes, 1977)
Guillermo San Juan ... Jeremiah (2 episodes, 1977)
John Pickard ... Colonel Caine (2 episodes, 1977)
Peggy Rea ... Mother Tice (2 episodes, 1977)
Mina Vasquez ... Round Pebble (2 episodes, 1977)
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Series Directed by
Burt Kennedy (3 episodes, 1977)
Daniel Mann (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Writing credits
Ron Bishop (3 episodes, 1977)
Jim Byrnes (3 episodes, 1977)
William Kelley (3 episodes, 1977)
John Mantley (3 episodes, 1977)
Earl W. Wallace (3 episodes, 1977)

Series Produced by
Jeffrey Hayden .... producer (3 episodes, 1977)
John Mantley .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1977)
John G. Stephens .... producer (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Original Music by
Jerrold Immel (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Cinematography by
Jack Woolf (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Film Editing by
Henry Batista (3 episodes, 1977)
John A. Fegan Jr. (3 episodes, 1977)
William B. Gulick (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Casting by
Gary Shaffer (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Art Direction by
Archie J. Bacon (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Herman N. Schoenbrun (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Makeup Department
Al Fleming .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1977)
Lola Kemp .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1977)
Bob Westmoreland .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1977)
Marlene D. Williams .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Production Management
Kurt Neumann .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Daves .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1977)
William McGarry .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Art Department
Dean Wilson .... property master (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Sound Department
Barry Thomas .... sound (3 episodes, 1977)
Hal Watkins .... sound (3 episodes, 1977)

Ken Dufva .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Charles Schulthies .... special effects (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Stunts
Jerry Gatlin .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 1977)

Russ Dodson .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Neil Summers .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Anderson .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Don E. FauntLeRoy .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chad Harwood .... wardrobe: men (3 episodes, 1977)
Yvonne Kubis .... wardrobe: women (3 episodes, 1977)
Ed Sunley .... wardrobe: men (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Music Department
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor (3 episodes, 1977)
Joe Tuley .... music editor (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Transportation Department
Randy Peters .... driver (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Jim Byrnes .... developed for television by (3 episodes, 1977)
John Dutton .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1977)
Ron R. Kinsey .... co-operator: Soutwest Museum (3 episodes, 1977)
Richard Lundin .... lead wrangler (3 episodes, 1977)
Albert S. Ruddy .... developed for television by (3 episodes, 1977)

Tom Blomquist .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Sharon Thurgood .... studio teacher (unknown episodes)
 

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Aspect Ratio:
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Follows The Macahans (1976) (TV)See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The best show ever, 5 January 2001
Author: Leidan from stockholm, sweden

I feel sorry for those of you who missed the adventures of Zeb and his family. Zeb (Arness) is the greatest man ever walked the screen. Josh is the little boy who never got to do anything. He is getting slapped around of all different sorts of people.

Luke is the handsome longhaired young stud who travels the west, facing problems proving to be the nephew of Zeb. Laura is the kid sister who just loves everything and everyone.

Laura is the oldest sister whose eyes starts to glow every time a man passes the macahan ranch. She is every feminist worst nightmare, hence she characterais the beutiful but week woman who just waits for a man to fulfill her dreams.

In summary, this is the greatest show ever broadcasted. Here in sweden nightclubs were forced to close when macahans was aired. Everybody was sitting at home watching it at saturday nights. more than half the swedish population that is. Just order the tapes and enjoy.

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