The adventures of a film stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow.

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Glen A. Larson
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Lee Majors ...  Colt Seavers 112 episodes, 1981-1986
Douglas Barr ...  Howie Munson 112 episodes, 1981-1986
Heather Thomas ...  Jody Banks 112 episodes, 1981-1986
Markie Post ...  Terri Michaels 64 episodes, 1982-1985
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Storyline

Colt Seaver is a combination bounty hunter and stuntman. He drives a big GMC truck with a eagle painted on its hood. He chases after bad guys and returns them to the Los Angeles area. He has two companions, Howie and Jodie. These two companions usually follow Colt in his adventures and sometimes they are on their own. Written by CJ Lagos <midnight@richmond.infi.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Profesión peligro See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Stunts took their toll on the GMC trucks, so several different ones were used during the show's initial run, causing some inconsistencies in episodes. For instance, the 1980 truck in the pilot had two square headlights and a light tan interior. For the rest of the series, it almost always had the quad headlight configuration of 1981 and newer models, with a dark brown interior. The truck always appeared to be a long-bed model, but a short-bed model was used in a few episodes. After huge jumps destroyed several trucks, a jump truck was custom-built, with a mid-mounted engine and a reinforced frame and axles. See more »

Quotes

[opening segment of the series after the credits]
Colt Seavers: [narrating] This is the story of one of America's great unsung heroes. I mean you've seen him, but you never knew who he was. You've cheered for him and cried for him and women have wanted to die for him. But did he ever get any credit, or the girl? No! He's what we call the "Stuntman", and the reason I'm talking so fondly about him is, well because it's me, Colt Seavers. Anyway, picture work isn't wall-to-wall employment, so maybe you wonder how ...
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Alternate Versions

For its German DVD release, the show was dubbed again (with the original voice cast) because the rights to the original dubbing were not owned by Fox and were too expensive to acquire. Additionally the first dubbing was incomplete (because some episodes were cut and some were not dubbed at all). See more »

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Soundtracks

The Ballad of the Unknown Stuntman
(Original Theme)
Sung by Lee Majors
Written by Glen A. Larson, Gail Jensen and David Somerville
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Classic Eighties Primetime TV
4 March 1999 | by JamesPPSee all my reviews

Another classic teatime viewing experience from Glen Larson. Totally mindless, relaxing formulaic Larson stuff. The success and longevity of his series prove that old formulas work and this 5 year series was no exception. Colt , Howie and Jodie (most male viewers reason to watch!) were to the 80's what Xena is to a new generation.


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