The adventures of a film stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Lee Majors ...  Colt Seavers 112 episodes, 1981-1986
Douglas Barr ...  Howie Munson 112 episodes, 1981-1986
Heather Thomas ...  Jody Banks 112 episodes, 1981-1986
Markie Post ...  Terri Michaels 64 episodes, 1982-1985
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Storyline

Colt Seaver is a combination bounty hunter and stuntman. He drives a big GMC truck with a eagle painted on its hood. He chases after bad guys and returns them to the Los Angeles area. He has two companions, Howie and Jodie. These two companions usually follow Colt in his adventures and sometimes they are on their own. Written by CJ Lagos <midnight@richmond.infi.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Profesión peligro See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In his E! True Hollywood Story (1996) bio, Lee Majors says he started his show business career by hanging out with stuntmen, and occasionally working as one. Majors made sure that real stuntmen got plenty of work on the show. See more »

Quotes

[opening segment of the series after the credits]
Colt Seavers: [narrating] This is the story of one of America's great unsung heroes. I mean you've seen him, but you never knew who he was. You've cheered for him and cried for him and women have wanted to die for him. But did he ever get any credit, or the girl? No! He's what we call the "Stuntman", and the reason I'm talking so fondly about him is, well because it's me, Colt Seavers. Anyway, picture work isn't wall-to-wall employment, so maybe you wonder how ...
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Alternate Versions

For its German DVD release, the show was dubbed again (with the original voice cast) because the rights to the original dubbing were not owned by Fox and were too expensive to acquire. Additionally the first dubbing was incomplete (because some episodes were cut and some were not dubbed at all). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rumpelstiltskin (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of the Unknown Stuntman
(Original Theme)
Sung by Lee Majors
Written by Glen A. Larson, Gail Jensen and David Somerville
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This show raised the Bar.
2 June 2003 | by mm-39See all my reviews

Sure, this show had holes in it, it is cheesy, but I loved it. In Junior High I grew up on this, and it influenced me greatly. I can not watch boring sit coms, which maybe have 2 sets, or even cheaper made reality tv shows. Do I really care who gets voted off the island , or can keep their hand on a rock for 2 hours. After years of watching Colt drive through a china shop with his truck, use the trailer part of the truck which is used to move cars as a ramp, use a a rocket pack and hang onto the side of a chopper. All in a hour show! This show raised the bar high. My wife hates Heather Thomas. and says she's there for her anatomy, with her lines "Colt he's got a gun or "Oh Colt." Howie was funny, and added good comedy. The Unknown stunt man theme was great. I loved the time some thugs beat up an identical truck to Colt's and he drives off with the real one and these 2 huge guys leaving the bar say, "hey what did you to my truck." Speaking of trucks I think that truck must have started the SUV craze, with the imprint it left on many 30 and 40 year olds minds. I love the Mad comic spoof on this show. A must watch.


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