A powerful rancher demands justice for the death of his son, requiring Caine to reveal the man's greatest fear.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Ed Rankin
Shelly Novack ...
Breck Rankin (as Shelley Novack)
General Thoms
Philip Ahn ...
Les Lannom ...
Billy Thoms


A powerful rancher demands justice for the death of his son, requiring Caine to reveal the man's greatest fear.

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8 February 1973 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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In the opening credits where the middle-aged Caine is fighting Master Po using staffs, Caine jumps over Master Po's staff and leans back to defend a strike from behind; as he does this an electricity pylon is visible for several frames high above the actors on the horizon See more »

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Ashteo, ashteo sumi teo
15 November 2009 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Apologies to any native Americans if the summery is misspelled. This is another great episode from the first season. Many of the characters speak in almost biblical phrases about the land in which they live, obviously stolen from the Apache. The central theme is also biblical in flavour, having property, family, redemption and snakes as central characters.

John Doucette plays a very believable role as a half Indian landowner and Pat Hingle a well worn Sheriff but for me the stars here are Masters Khan and Po ""Grasshopper, be yourself and never fear thus to be naked to the eyes of others. Yet know that men so often mask themselves that what is simple is rarely understood. The dust of truth swirls and seeks its own cracks of entry, And a tree falling in the forest, without ears to hear, makes no sound. Yet it falls".

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