Caine looks after a newly orphaned boy and a pretty young rancher while a bounty hunter atop a nearby mountain silently observes his opportunity to pounce.
Did You Know?
The late great Bruce Lee was supposed of starred as Caine but the producers didn't think America was ready for an Asian hero. David Carradine took Lee's place instead. Now , had Lee been in the role of Caine, this EP 01 indeed would have been a landmark one, because the guest star and main villain was none other than John Saxon, who co-starred with Lee in one of the greatest Martial Arts film of all time, "Enter the Dragon". In that film, Saxon's character at one point in the film is "ordered" by the main bad guy, Han, to fight and kill Lee to prove his allegiance to Han. Saxon's "Roper" refuses to fight, thus depriving us fans a Saxon vs Lee scene. Had Lee been cast in the Caine role and especially in this EP 01, it would have been the fight that never was seen in Enter the Dragon. See more
John Saxon's stuntman is visible during the final fight scene on the hill. For a very short moment, when the camera is following the fast fight, you can see him leaning against a tree with his legs crossed. See more
Kwai Chang Caine
There is no honor in the taking of a life.