A outlaw gang consisting of former Confederate soldiers are rampaging through remote towns in California, looking for a hidden stash of gold said to be buried in flower gardens. The only men who can ...
Lyle Rainwood, an outlaw thought to have been chased in Canada, returns to Wildside with a formidable gang who terrorize the countryside with their protection racket. The governor asks the Chamber of...
Short lived (five weeks) show about a secret law enforcement group in Wildside County, California in the Old West. The five are Brodie and Sutton Hollister, Bannister Sparks, Varges De La Cosa and Prometheus Jones. Their job is to eliminate the various villians in the areaWritten by
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Occupations: The Hollisters bred horses on a ranch outside of town. Sparks ran an emporium. Prometheus was Wildside's veterinarian. And de la Cosa, despite never using a gun, ran a gunshop. See more »
[surveying a corpse]
I've never done a policeman before. Isn't he a lovely sight. He's so... policeman-like.
Varges de la Cosa:
I don't see the attraction. He has skin like eggshells.
Oh, I never meant to imply he could hold a candle to you. When you're dead, you'll be much more attractive.
Varges de la Cosa:
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Good cast, bad history, still fun.
This short-lived series was a quirky cross between "Wild, Wild West" and "The A-Team". Set in California in the 1880's, five adventurers (each with a special weapons proficiency) keep their home town safe from villainy.
The cast is dandy and has good chemistry. The characters are more than cardboard cutouts--witness the father and son dynamic between the older gunfighter and his son, who is still trying to prove himself, or the superstitious knife expert who leaves payment for his funeral with the spinster undertaker every time the team embarks on a mission. Meg Ryan as the young hero's love interest is a bit of an anachronism, (And she wears the same blue and white dress in every single scene/episode, so obviously this was in her pre-star power days!), but as usual, she's spirited and spunky.
The history portion of the series is decidedly hit-or-miss--the episode about a troop of pillaging Crimean War veterans is completely absurd--but it's basically good clean fun.
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