Bearcats! (1971)
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Just before World War I, two adventurers are hired to bring back a hijacked train from Mexico.


Douglas Heyes


Douglas Heyes




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Taylor ... Hank Brackett
Dennis Cole ... Johnny Reach
Fernando Lamas ... Chucho Morales
John McIntire ... Cyrus Davenport
Michael Ansara ... Paco Morales
Tisha Sterling ... Beth Parkinson
Melodie Johnson ... Miss Baker
Reni Santoni ... Ricardo Sandoval
Luciana Paluzzi ... Juanita Sierra-Perez
Joe De Santis ... Col. Delgado
Jay Novello ... Pablo Sandoval
William D. Gordon ... Fallon - Hotel Goon
James Brown ... Sheriff Lynch (as Jim L. Brown)
Roy Jenson ... Briggs
Todd Martin Todd Martin ... Muncie - Desk Clerk


A Mexican bandit is about to be executed in the United States. So his brother takes over a train and holds the passengers as hostages unless his brother is released. Now both the Americans and Mexicans are baffled as to what to do. But one of the passengers, who wrote the letter for their captor, has a suggestion; call Hank Brackett and Johnny Reech, two mercenaries. Which they do. And as expected they do come up with a plan but the President of the Railroad is not sure if it will work. Written by <>

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Release Date:

16 April 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Räjähtävä ruutitynnyri See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Made for television as the pilot for the series Bearcats! (1971) See more »


Hank Bracket: Hey, Billy! How are you, buddy!
Major Bill Buckner: A long time between wars.
Hank Bracket: Well, it certainly is. The old sawbones let you loose, leg and all, huh?
Major Bill Buckner: I got a new one.
Hank Bracket: Well, sorry about that. Don't leave it layin' around.
Hank Bracket: [to the others] He was always losin' somethin' - except battles.
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Followed by Bearcats! (1971) See more »


Bearcats! Opening Theme
Written by Hal Hopper
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A great TV action film
4 March 2005 | by anne-boyleSee all my reviews

Watching Lamas tiptoe up to, but never crossing, the line between acting and overacting is great fun to watch. Taylor, as usual is great as a rough soldier of fortune. This film should be shown to today's network execs to show them how good a TV movie can be...great acting, direction, story, and authentic locations. Too bad "Bearcats!" didn't last longer as a series. A good outdoor based action show with a good cast (and great weekly guest stars) might be a hit today instead of the usual doctor and cop shows. And I love the car...a beautiful 1914 Stutz Bearcat. You car & film buffs out there might be interested in knowing it's the same car John Wayne drove in "Wings of Eagles" and I believe it to be the same one used in the Disney film "Summer Magic" with Haliey Mills and an episode of "Green Acres". It was later owned by a friend of mine and is in a California collection.

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