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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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1994   1993  
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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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Trivia

The pilot episode The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: Pilot (1993) featured a reporter named Jonah Collier who was played by Dan Gerrity. Collier was originally supposed to be a recurring character who would provide plot explanation at the beginning of episodes while covering news stories. The character was removed because the producers decided that the presence of Socrates Poole and his role as a provider of plot exposition made Jonah Collier unnecessary. See more »

Goofs

The show presents an idealized "should-have-been" version of the 1890s. One of the most obvious differences from the reality is that Lord Bowler, a proudly independent and defiant black man, never experiences any racism from whites who would have called him "uppity." See more »

Quotes

Brisco County Jr.: If I was gonna kill you, I'd be stepping over your body right now on my way out the door.
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Connections

Referenced in The Blockbuster Buster: Wild Wild West (2012) See more »

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Will it ever come to DVD?
27 April 2004 | by DarthBillSee all my reviews

Bruce Campbell played Brisco County Jr, bounty hunter son of a much revered marshal who was gunned down by a smarmy villain by name of John Bly (Billy Drago). Brisco forms an uneasy alliance with Lord Bowler (AKA: James Lonefeather), a hulking Civil War Union soldier turned fellow bounty hunter, a lawyer, and a mad scientist played by John Astin in his various missions and personal quest for vengeance that often found him up against various technological advancements like motorcycles and also a funky alien gizmo that looked like a big gold orb with spikes and possessing various "magical" properties. Kelly Rutherford played Brisco's on again/off again girlfriend.

Even though I wasn't big on westerns I was really excited when this show came on and I enjoyed watching it every Friday night. It had action, adventure, comedy, and the last episode actually had a naked time traveling FBI woman! (Sorry, had to get that out of my system)

Despite its high entertainment value, this show got canceled while "The X-Files", which debuted the same year, went on to become one of Fox's longest running staples for reasons I can't fathom.


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Release Date:

27 August 1993 (USA) See more »

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(27 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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