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The Young Riders 

The adventures of the riders of the Pony Express.

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Ed Spielman
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1992   1991   1990   1989  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Stephen Baldwin ...  William F. Cody 67 episodes, 1989-1992
Josh Brolin ...  James Butler Hickok 67 episodes, 1989-1992
Ty Miller ...  The Kid 67 episodes, 1989-1992
Gregg Rainwater ...  Running Buck Cross 67 episodes, 1989-1992
Yvonne Suhor ...  Louise McCloud 67 episodes, 1989-1992
Anthony Zerbe ...  Teaspoon Hunter 67 episodes, 1989-1992
Travis Fine ...  Ike McSwain 51 episodes, 1989-1991
Don Franklin ...  Noah Dixon 43 episodes, 1990-1992
Clare Wren ...  Rachel Dunne 43 episodes, 1990-1992
Don Collier ...  William Tompkins, Shop Keeper / ... 30 episodes, 1989-1992
Brett Cullen ...  Marshal Sam Cain 24 episodes, 1989-1990
Melissa Leo ...  Emma Shannon 24 episodes, 1989-1990
Christopher Pettiet ...  Jesse James 21 episodes, 1991-1992
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A group of young Express riders are based at the waystation in Sweetwater, Kansas. Running the station was ex-Texas Ranger and all-around eccentric Teaspoon Hunter. The role of cook, housekeeper and mother hen was filled first by Emma and later by Rachel. The riders included the future "Buffalo Bill" Cody and James Butler ("Wild Bill") Hickok, as well as Ike, a mute, Buck, a half-White/half-Kiowa scout and the Kid, a quiet Southerner. Their final member was Lou, a young woman who lived and worked with the riders disguised as a boy. They were later joined by Noah Dixon. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Romance | Western

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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I ragazzi della prateria See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoita, Arizona, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

William F. Cody (better known as Buffalo Bill) is perhaps the best known rider of the Pony Express. See more »

Goofs

"Wild Bill" Hickok never actually rode for the Pony Express, though he did join its parent company, Russell, Waddell & Majors Freight Company, when he was 21. See more »

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The Young Riders
23 May 2006 | by PippinTheHobbitSee all my reviews

First of all I want to say that I LOVE this show. This was the first new show I watched with my parents as a family on a regular basis, and was second only to The Waltons. The characters are fantastic, it's action-packed, romantic, emotional, and just overall endearing. I believe this show is one of the main reasons that I love American History so much, to this day I search for anything I can find about the Pony Express. And now it has been released on DVD (just season 1 so far), and I have been watching at least one episode a day, reliving the love I felt for this show when I saw it as a young girl who started off simply loving it because it had beautiful horses and a girl that was just as good as the boys.


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