Western in the similar to " The Big Valley, Bonanza, The High Chaparral " about the Lancer family and its ranch.
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1970   1969   1968  
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Complete series cast summary:
James Stacy ...  Johnny Madrid Lancer 51 episodes, 1968-1970
Wayne Maunder ...  Scott Lancer 51 episodes, 1968-1970
Andrew Duggan ...  Murdoch Lancer 51 episodes, 1968-1970
Elizabeth Baur ...  Teresa O'Brien 51 episodes, 1968-1970
Paul Brinegar ...  Jelly Hoskins 39 episodes, 1968-1970
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Lancer is the story of a rancher who struggles to hang onto his vast holdings in California's San Joaquin Valley with the help of his two sons and his ward. Scott, whose mother died in childbirth, is Murdoch Lancer's older son. He was raised by his maternal grandfather in Boston. Younger son Johnny was taken from his father by his Mexican mother when he was only around two. He grew up around the Mexican border and went by the name "Johnny Madrid", under which he earned a reputation as a fast gun. Deservedly so apparently, as men from his past occasionally showed up to cause problems for Johnny and his newfound family. Teresa O'Brien, daughter of Murdoch's murdered ranch foreman is Murdoch's ward and a surrogate sister to the two boys.

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Brothers in name only. And the name is Lancer. (season 1)

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Luke Perry's character in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" is Wayne Maunder playing Scott Lancer from the tv show "Lancer." See more »

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Referenced in The Swinging Sixties: Movie Marathon (2019) See more »

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One of My Favorite Shows
7 April 2006 | by elbin878See all my reviews

This was one of my favorite shows of the 60's. I especially liked James Stacy's portrayal of Johnny Lancer. He was a very fine actor. The show was much more realistic than some of the TV westerns such as Bonanza. Had a good cast and the location shots were great. Would love to see it back on reruns. Many of the story lines focused on the conflict between the father, Murdoch Lancer, and his sons, Scott and Johnny. But the best shows featured the character of Johnny, as portrayed by James Stacy. Unlike some other TV westerns which also took place on ranches, this show actually was a realistic portrayal of everyday life on a ranch. You actually saw cattle, which I don't recall ever seeing on Bonanza. If you get a chance to see this show on cable, don't miss it.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1968 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(51 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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