Five weapons specialists/cowboys fight crime in the town of Wildside, CA.

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1985  
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Complete series cast summary:
Howard E. Rollins Jr. ...  Bannister Sparks 6 episodes, 1985
William Smith ...  Brodie Hollister 6 episodes, 1985
J. Eddie Peck ...  Sutton Hollister 6 episodes, 1985
John D'Aquino ...  Varges De La Cosa 6 episodes, 1985
Terry Funk ...  Prometheus Jones 6 episodes, 1985
Sandy McPeak ...  Governor J.W. Summerhayes / ... 6 episodes, 1985
Meg Ryan ...  Cally Oaks 6 episodes, 1985
Robin Hoff Robin Hoff ...  Alice Freeze 6 episodes, 1985
Kurt Fuller ...  Elliot Thogmorton 6 episodes, 1985
Jason Hervey ...  Zeke 5 episodes, 1985
Timothy Scott ...  Skillet 5 episodes, 1985
Jon Fong Jon Fong ...  Keye Ahn 3 episodes, 1985
Patrick Culliton ...  Pete Montana 2 episodes, 1985
Tommy Lamey ...  Parks Ritchie 2 episodes, 1985
Gerald Hiken Gerald Hiken ...  Father Crool 2 episodes, 1985
Buddy Van Horn Buddy Van Horn ...  Floyd Thorndike / ... 2 episodes, 1985
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Short lived (five weeks) show about a secret law enforcement group in Wildside County, California in the Old West. The five are Brodie and Sutton Hollister, Bannister Sparks, Varges De La Cosa and Prometheus Jones. Their job is to eliminate the various villians in the area Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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A Group Of Vigilantes Take The Law Into Their Own Hands To Preserve Peace In A Lawless Land See more »

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1985 (USA) See more »

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| (6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Weapon specialities: the Hollisters were crack marksman. Varges de la Cosa never used guns, preferring throwing knives and bolos. Bannister Sparks lived up to his name, using small explosives. Prometheus Jones was an expert with a lasso, often using two at the same time, but also used a shotgun occasionally. See more »

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[consoling a grieving Bannister]
Cally Oaks: You know, my father used to say that the three primary colors of grief are despair, pain, and anger, but that it's the nature of crystals to scatter light so that in all of our grief there are other spectrums, other colors. Like the color Courage, the color Strength, the color Love. He'd try and put physics over sadness.
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Unknown and Under-appreciated
17 December 1998 | by GislefSee all my reviews

This short-lived series is probably best known for bringing together stars Howard Rollins Jr. and Meg Ryan. A pity, because despite its brief, six-episode run, it's actually a pretty entertaining action-adventure/Western/parody. In tone it's not dissimilar to the subsequent Adventures of Brisco County Jr., Outlaws, and The Magnificent Seven - the idea of a team of cowboy weapon/specialists isn't unique, but Wildside does it pretty well. There's also a nice fleshing out of the characters, and a fair amount of background - there's _lots_ of supporting characters in this series. Catch it if you can.

In fairness, the show hasn't aged particularly well. it's certainly the neatest Wild West town existent, and the outdoor filming is a bit smudgy: they occasionally forget to clean the camera lens. Terry Funk tends to mumble, and Meg Ryan's character comes across a a bit of ditz and there's very little chemistry between her and J. Eddie Peck. Still, everyone seems to having fun, which counts for something, and you've got the star power of William Smith, Howard Rollins, and John D'Aquino (late of "Cory in the House") chugging away, and clearly it both borrowed from previous shows (the first episode has a hidden cache of Confederate gold, just like a "Wild Wild West" episode), while inspiring future ones: Parks Ritchey is basically Pete Horton years later in "Adventures of Brisco County Jr."

So hopefully they'll release a cleaned up copy of it some day for DVD. If they do, catch it.


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