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The Rousters (1983)

This series follows the exploits of Wyatt Earp's descendants. His namesake works as roustabout at Slade Town Carnival. His eccentric family includes his slightly senile mother, Amanda who ... See full summary »

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E.W. Swackhamer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chad Everett ... Wyatt Earp III
Jim Varney ... Evan Earp
Mimi Rogers ... Ellen Slade
Maxine Stuart ... Amanda Earp
Timothy Gibbs ... Michael Earp
Hoyt Axton ... Cactus Jack Slade
Fred Dryer ... Will Clayton
Robert Davi ... Norman Clayton
Danny Wells Danny Wells ... Arnold Lane
Beau Starr
Alan Stock Alan Stock
Lisa Trusel Lisa Trusel
Ken Swofford
Pamela Susan Shoop ... Trish Callahan
John Dennis Johnston
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This series follows the exploits of Wyatt Earp's descendants. His namesake works as roustabout at Slade Town Carnival. His eccentric family includes his slightly senile mother, Amanda who fancies herself a bounty hunter and is constantly pursuing wanted felons but Wyatt's the one who has to deal with them. And his brother, Evan who thinks of himself as an inventor and is constantly making things that don't make sense and is also making all sorts of schemes that Wyatt gets caught up in. Jack Slade's his boss, who puts up with Wyatt's family cause he needs Wyatt. And Ellen Slade's daughter who teaches the children of the carni folks including Wyatt's son, Michael and who has a thing for Wyatt. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1983 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Stephen J. Cannell wrote the part of Evan Earp specifically for Jim Varney after seeing a sales tape of him as his Ernest P. Worrell character. See more »

Quotes

Evan Earp: Ma's got the 12 guage, Wyatt... The Earps is EARPIN'!
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Tough Enough
Written by Mike Post and Stephen Geyer
Performed by Ronnie Milsap
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I worked on The Rousters
18 September 2007 | by seanwilliams58See all my reviews

I worked on this show as a local 724 construction laborer. The whole "sink the love boat" theme was as ill-advised a marketing strategy as I've ever seen (I'm now a corp communications pro). But, the actors were very nice people, and I enjoyed working myself crazy on the show. Our location was at Pt.Fermin, at the end of San Pedro, Calif., near LA Harbor. We were on a bluff below an old Army base with a Korean War memorial at the top of the hill. Fantastic views and a nice breeze off the water. I did have to commute more than 2 hours to get home every day (the Harbor Fwy...Ugh) but I got the chance to do a lot of different things. I also worked on Hardcastle and McCormick and Riptide (three days in the water building a boat ramp for a stunt...chilly....), another pair of Cannell Prod. shows. But I'll always remember The Rousters -- the trailer with four wild walls, Georg Stanford Browne directing an episode as though it were a Class A feature, Shaky Dave the sign painter, Reggie the foreman, Ron Macdonald the labor foreman... The carnival crew that rigged the big top and ran the carny rides... Wild times.


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