Harsh Realm (1999–2000)
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Hobbes and Pinocchio get involved with a priest and two families feuding over a treasure of buried gold.



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Episode cast overview:
Prince Stewart (as Cliff DeYoung)
Jasper McKinley
Fallon Stewart
Laren Stewart
Ryan Taylor ...
Aethan McKinley
Daria McKinley (as Shauna Nicole Kain)
Sean Pritchard ...
Briefcase Man
Anthony Dodd ...
Elderly Parishioner
Dylan Pearson ...
Little Boy In Park


Hobbes and Pinocchio get involved with a priest and two families feuding over a treasure of buried gold.

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi




Release Date:

19 May 2000 (Canada)  »

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Sound Mix:

(presented in Dolby Surround)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The show was canceled halfway through the filming of this episode. Chris Carter flew up to Vancouver to break the news to the cast and crew personally. Production on the series ended once filming for the episode was over. See more »


The characters use dental film to check for radiation "if the film turns black there is radiation" ... the only problem is that dental film, just like normal film is sensible to normal light and not to X-rays. A scintillator plate transforms X-rays to light, which in turn darken the film. Holding a dental X-ray film to the light will darken it anyway. See more »

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Don't leave me like this!
30 July 2008 | by (Sandy, UT, United States) – See all my reviews

Harsh Realm got the announcement that it was being canceled in the middle of shooting this episode. That goes to show the dedication of the crew that they finished the episode and did a great job on it even though they knew it would never be aired. Hobbes and Pinnocchio are hired as mercenaries to protect a man and his family in post-nuclear holocaust New York. They soon find out that the two groups fighting are two families stuck in a feud over the federal reserve bank said to hold one third of the world's gold value. There is your typical Romeo and Juliet story in the episode but there also is an unlikely character in the priest who has been disfigured by the nuclear blast who can supposedly see the future. However, he uses this ability as a way to keep the families fighting so that he won't end up alone. In the end the families are able to realize this and they find out that the gold is radio active so they all decide to leave. The final scene is interesting as the final scene for the show. I'm not sure if it was written specifically in response to being canceled but it works well. Hobbes and Pinnocchio have a small exchange in which Hobbes tells Pinnocchio that he is stuck with him. We then see the priest in the street yelling at everyone "Don't leave me like this!" I enjoyed the episode but its nothing amazing. I give it an 8 out of 10.

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