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The Red Hand Gang 

70s TV show about a gang of kids called "The Red Hand Gang". Each episode was an exciting tale about various adventures and escapades that the gang encountered. Everything from Cops 'n ... See full summary »








Series cast summary:
Matthew Labyorteaux ...  Frankie 12 episodes, 1977
J.R. Miller J.R. Miller ...  J.R. 12 episodes, 1977
Jolie Newman Jolie Newman ...  Joanne 12 episodes, 1977
Johnny Brogna Johnny Brogna ...  Lil Bill 12 episodes, 1977
James Bond III ...  Doc 12 episodes, 1977
Johnny the Dog Johnny the Dog ...  Boomer 12 episodes, 1977
Robert Ahlers Robert Ahlers ...  Johnny 5 episodes, 1977
Maureen Arthur ...  Lola - Kidnapper 5 episodes, 1977
James Hampton ...  Tosca - Kidnapper 5 episodes, 1977
Anthony Zerbe ...  Marco - Kidnapper / ... 5 episodes, 1977


70s TV show about a gang of kids called "The Red Hand Gang". Each episode was an exciting tale about various adventures and escapades that the gang encountered. Everything from Cops 'n Robbers to "Strange & Creepy" folks and goings on. Enjoyment for everyone aged 5 to 55 from all walks of life, all wrapped up nicely with a funky theme tune. Written by Martin Ekert

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Adventure | Family







Release Date:

10 September 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La gang della mano rossa See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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(12 episodes)

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Referenced in Spaced: Gone (2001) See more »

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I agree bring it out on DVD
16 October 2005 | by madonna_rodeoSee all my reviews

Was watching Eerie Iniana with a friend and suddenly thought of this amazing show and wondered if it was out their to watch. Loved this when I was 3 and 31 would love to watch it for old times sake. Its a classic with a great idea and catchy theme tune. It needs a DVD release now!

The Red Hand Gang was a gang of five stereotypical street kids who met in a clubhouse. They solved crimes and mysteries, the usual stuff. The gang was led by a character called Doc a smart kid with glasses (pictured top left in the picture).

The show was first shown on the American NBC network on Saturday mornings between the 9th September 1977 and 28th January 1978. There were only twelve episodes ever made which makes me wonder why it was so popular and why so many people remember it. However it was even more popular in the UK than it was in the USA.

Throughout the series they prevented a jewel heist, captured some kidnappers, and prevented a museum robbery. The shows were arranged so that the stories overlapped between the episodes and the shows creators would always end an episode at a cliffhanging pinacle moment... to be continued.

They were called the "Red Hand Gang" because they would leave their red hand prints on fences. In one episode they drew around a hand with a red marker pen onto the back of a truck so that they could follow it.

The opening theme credits show the gang running towards the camera to the very catchy theme tune, then cut to shots of each them jumping on a trampoline as their credit pops up onto the screen. Then some action shots, such as on skateboards and shots from the episodes. As you would imagine, chopper bikes and sweat bands also featured in the show!

The show was probably very successful because kids wanted to be like the Red Hand Gang.

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