Tricky Rick MacDonald and Billy The Body Youngblood are two of the best wrestlers in the country. They are told to take a dive by the wife of a promoter. If they don't, she will make sure ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(as Robert L. McCullough)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Highwayman (TV Movie 1987)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A government agent in a supertruck named "Stealth" that is loaded with ultra-high-tech weapons and a helicopter travels the highways, fighting evil.

Director: Douglas Heyes
Stars: Sam J. Jones, Claudia Christian, John Quade
No Contest (1995)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Andrew Dice Clay takes over a hotel during a beauty pageant taking several pageant contestants hostage since one of them is a rich senator's daughter.

Director: Paul Lynch
Stars: Shannon Tweed, Robert Davi, Andrew Dice Clay
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The sister of a former U.S. Green Beret, is involved in a love affair with a mobster, endangering seriously her life. His brother will make his best efforts to save her from her boyfriend ... See full summary »

Directors: Steve DiMarco, Paul Ziller
Stars: Billy Blanks, Roddy Piper, Bobbie Phillips
Body Slam (1986)
Comedy | Music | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

M. Harry Smilac is a down-on-his-luck music manager who is having a hard time attracting talent and booking gigs for his band, Kicks (The most recent of the gigs is a Dairy Queen opening!!)... See full summary »

Director: Hal Needham
Stars: Dirk Benedict, Tanya Roberts, Roddy Piper
Buy & Cell (1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Herbie Altman is framed for Stock fraud by his boss when the SEC starts investigating his company. Sent to prison, he helps a fellow inmate successfully invest his money. Soon all the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Boris
Stars: Robert Carradine, Randall 'Tex' Cobb, Imogene Coca
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A security guard falls for a famous TV actress he is hired to protect while dealing with mobsters who want him to sell out his business to them.

Director: Andrew Stevens
Stars: Andrew Stevens, Shannon Tweed, Tracy Tweed
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Scott is a fashion photographer concerned about the sudden appearance of nightmares in his nightly dreams. In these, he seems to be involved in the murder of a beautiful young woman. When ... See full summary »

Director: Nico Mastorakis
Stars: Jeff Lester, Adrianne Sachs, Marc Singer
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

Two friends, both named Frank, accidentally obtain a suitcase at the airport. It contains incriminating evidence against a mafia boss, who sends his Terminator-like lackie to find them. The... See full summary »

Director: Nico Mastorakis
Stars: Robert Caso, Kevin Schon, Courtney Gibbs
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Rebecca Mathis is a sex therapist. One of her patients is found dead. At first it is presumed he died of a heart attack, but it was murder. The detective investigating the murder falls for ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Lanoff
Stars: Shannon Tweed, Gary Hudson, Michelle Moffett
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Reporter Shoshona Reed is about to expose a number of people who have a lot to lose. Unfortunately, her cunning ways of getting stories by blackmailing people gets her killed. The murderer ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Gustaff
Stars: Shannon Tweed, James Brolin, Chad McQueen
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Rowdy Roddy Piper and Sonny Chiba battle an army of immortal ninja warriors.

Director: Dan Neira
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Roddy Piper, Meg Foster
Last Call (1991)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

As a little girl, Cindy had to witness how the shady estate agent Jason Laurence killed her mother. In the 22 years since then, he was never called to account for this crime. So Cindy ... See full summary »

Director: Jag Mundhra
Stars: William Katt, Shannon Tweed, Joseph Campanella
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bobby Youngblood
...
Rick McDonald
...
Ray Tyler
...
Harrigan
...
Lt. Carol Steckler
...
Hatch
...
Rita Valentine
...
Leona
Sean Baca ...
Nick Phillips
Mark Ginther ...
Mark
...
Riker
Mark Lonow ...
Marty
Michael M. Vendrell ...
Barney
...
Instructor
William L. Laster ...
Announcer
Edit

Storyline

Tricky Rick MacDonald and Billy The Body Youngblood are two of the best wrestlers in the country. They are told to take a dive by the wife of a promoter. If they don't, she will make sure they are blackballed from wrestling. When they don't do what she says, they are fired immediately. They try many jobs without any success. When they stop a grocery store robbery, they get the idea to be cops. So begins a new chapter in the life of this tag team. Bad guys, watch out!!! Written by Pat McCurry <laraspal00@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

tv series pilot | See All (1) »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 January 1991 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Jesse Ventura, the show was originally guaranteed a 13-episode run, but Carolco Pictures and Disney (who co-produced the show) got caught up in a lawsuit with each other that was unrelated to the program. It was put on the back burner while the lawsuit was ongoing, and the project was abandoned. The pilot was burned off on a Saturday night in January 1991. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Hunter meets the WWF
31 January 2002 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

This could've been alot more in several ways. Wrestlers Jesse Ventura and Roddy Piper play wrestling tag-team and long-time buddies Youngblood & McDonald. When they refuse to lay down in a tag title match for the vindictive wife of the promoter, she has them blacklisted from wrestling. While trying to figure out their options the two stop a would-be grocery store hold-up and are told by the police that they should try the Police Academy. So wildman McDonald and ex-Navy SEAL Youngblood join the Acadamy and, despite their extremely unorthodox styles, manage to graduate. But no sooner are they out of the academy when situations arise which promote them, mush to the chagrin of the more conservative veteran cops, to Detectives, using their wrestling skills and teamwork to take on the bad guys left and right.

This was actually the pilot for a new series featuring Piper and Ventura. The series was bought by ABC, looked to be a sure thing, then just one day before the shooting of their first episode, was cancelled by the execs. Pomotional politics, go figure. The show was campy, more than a bit silly, and as formulaeic as all the other LA Cop shows of the early to late 80s. Still it had its moments. The basic parts had potential. Who knows, a little tweeking here and there and maybe it could've worked. Then again, maybe not, who knows.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD or VHS kj777gdr
Discuss Tagteam (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?