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The Young Riders 

The adventures of the riders of the Pony Express.

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Ed Spielman
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3   2   1   Unknown  
1992   1991   1990   1989  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Stephen Baldwin ...  William F. Cody 67 episodes, 1989-1992
Josh Brolin ...  James Butler Hickok 67 episodes, 1989-1992
Ty Miller ...  The Kid 67 episodes, 1989-1992
Gregg Rainwater ...  Running Buck Cross 67 episodes, 1989-1992
Yvonne Suhor ...  Louise McCloud 67 episodes, 1989-1992
Anthony Zerbe ...  Teaspoon Hunter 67 episodes, 1989-1992
Travis Fine ...  Ike McSwain 51 episodes, 1989-1991
Don Franklin ...  Noah Dixon 43 episodes, 1990-1992
Clare Wren ...  Rachel Dunne 43 episodes, 1990-1992
Don Collier ...  William Tompkins, Shop Keeper / ... 30 episodes, 1989-1992
Brett Cullen ...  Marshal Sam Cain 24 episodes, 1989-1990
Melissa Leo ...  Emma Shannon 24 episodes, 1989-1990
Christopher Pettiet ...  Jesse James 21 episodes, 1991-1992
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Storyline

A group of young Express riders are based at the waystation in Sweetwater, Kansas. Running the station was ex-Texas Ranger and all-around eccentric Teaspoon Hunter. The role of cook, housekeeper and mother hen was filled first by Emma and later by Rachel. The riders included the future "Buffalo Bill" Cody and James Butler ("Wild Bill") Hickok, as well as Ike, a mute, Buck, a half-White/half-Kiowa scout and the Kid, a quiet Southerner. Their final member was Lou, a young woman who lived and worked with the riders disguised as a boy. They were later joined by Noah Dixon. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Romance | Western

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

When Don Franklin joined the show in the second season, he had never ridden a horse before, so he was sent to "cowboy camp" for four days before filming started in order to learn the basics of riding. See more »

Goofs

"Wild Bill" Hickok never actually rode for the Pony Express, though he did join its parent company, Russell, Waddell & Majors Freight Company, when he was 21. See more »

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Personal Favorite of Sisters
15 August 2005 | by heather_pitcherSee all my reviews

This was a favorite show for both my sister and I while I was in junior high. She was older and already married with her own family, but I can still remember calling her every Thursday night to remind her that it was going to be on. I was young and so in love with Ty Miller. Teaspoon was also another favorite character of mine. He was always saying something that made me laugh. I have read all of the other comments that have been posted and am with all the other readers in hoping that they put the three seasons that they did make out on DVD someday. So that I can watch the show as an adult and enjoy all of the historical aspects of it instead of drooling over the fine looking men that appeared as actors on the show.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Young Riders See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoita, Arizona, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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