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The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 

A bounty hunter rides the Old West, fighting bad guys, many with futuristic-type gadgets.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Bruce Campbell ...  Brisco County Jr. 27 episodes, 1993-1994
Julius Carry ...  Lord Bowler 27 episodes, 1993-1994
Christian Clemenson ...  Socrates Poole 27 episodes, 1993-1994
Comet Comet ...  Comet 27 episodes, 1993-1994
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Hired by local robber barons, Harvard Law Graduate Brisco County, Jr. searches for the members of the infamous John Bly gang, the same men who killed his father, a famous marshal and western legend. Accompanied by his one-time rival and fellow bounty hunter Lord Bowler, Brisco rides through the West trying to bring his father's killers to justice. Along the way, he encounters mysterious golden orbs with strange abilities and colorful characters who help or hinder his mission as he hunts down the Bly gang one by one. Written by Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1993 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(27 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the Special Features DVD, writer Carlton Cuse said that when coming up with ideas for the series, he was studying various B-movies from the 50s and 60s, and noticed that many of them were Westerns or Sci-Fis. Cuse then decided to create the series as a combination of the two, creating it as a Western, but with sci-fi elements. See more »

Goofs

Brisco's Chinese friends often talk to him about "fortune cookies." These confections were called fortune tea cakes before the 1940s and were not connected with California's Chinese culture until that same time period. See more »

Quotes

Ethan Emerson: I like that man.
Granville Thorogood: You never were a very good judge of character, Ethan.
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A Reinvented Western
26 March 1999 | by GislefSee all my reviews

Adventures took the TV Western in a direction that hadn't been seen since Maverick and The Wild Wild West: light-hearted comedy. As an additional twist, they tossed in the TV-parodying elements of Maverick (we see 'Dr. Quintano, Medicine Woman' and Terry Bradshaw leading a team of football players/bounty hunters), and the futuristic (by 1890's standards) gizmos of the West (motorcycles, dirigibles). Throw in the story arc of John Bly, master villain of the future, and you've got a story that is a very weird blend of so many elements its hard to describe. Bruce Campbell show she has the stuff to be a series regular, but another strength of Adventures... is the continuity and the supporting cast - many of which are given a chance to show up often and get some character development. Catch it on TNT.


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