Five cowboys are sent forward in time from 1899 to 1986, where they start their own detective agency.


Nicholas Corea




1987   1986  




Complete series cast summary:
Rod Taylor ...  John Grail 12 episodes, 1986-1987
William Lucking ...  Harland Pike 12 episodes, 1986-1987
Charles Napier ...  Wolf Lucas 12 episodes, 1986-1987
Patrick Houser ...  Billy Pike 12 episodes, 1986-1987
Richard Roundtree ...  Isaiah 'Ice' McAdams 12 episodes, 1986-1987
Christine Belford ...  Maggie Randall 12 episodes, 1986-1987


Sometime during the 19th century, Sheriff Grail was chasing a gang of bank robbers when they were all accidentally thrown forward in time to the year 1986. Realizing they need to work together to survive (and perhaps to find a way home), the good guy and the bad guys team up to open their own private-detective agency to fight crime. Maggie was their neighbor and police contact. Written by Marty McKee <>

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Release Date:

28 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuorilegge See more »

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Technical Specs


(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:



Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Wolf: [opening narration] Sheriff Jonathan Grail was mad! We'd hit a bank in his town: Harland Pike, me - Wolfson Lucas, William Pike, and Isaiah "Ice" McAdams, known collectively as "The Pike Gang." Grail had once been partners in crime with the four of us, but now all bets were off. The showdown was interrupted, however, by the Almighty, who sent us all sailing into the 20th century. And what a century it is! But we weren't what you'd call "ordinary men," so we dug in, tried to adapt, and started a ...
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Followed by Outlaws: Outlaws (1986) See more »

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Yes, definitely a guilty pleasure
27 September 2003 | by shelaghcSee all my reviews

The plots weren't really all that great when you get right down to it.

What I really watched it for, for the few weeks it lasted, was the character interaction and the excellent actors who worked on the series.

I've always enjoyed Christine Belford since her days on "Banacek"; Rod Taylor, of course, has always been a joy (where is he lately?); William Lucking I liked from the time I saw him playing Babe Ruth in an episode of "Voyagers!" in the 80s; Charles Napier is one of those faces most recognize without knowing who he is (anyone remember him playing Adam in the episode The Way to Eden on Star Trek?); Richard Roundtree has remained one of my favorite actors over the years; and Patrick Houser managed to hold his own among all those illustrious performers.

Every so often I pull out my tapes and revisit this silly guilty pleasure just for fun.

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