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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 13

    Man in a Cage

    Aired 12/30/71

  • S 1 : Ep 12

    The Return of Esteban

    Aired 12/23/71

  • S 1 : Ep 11

    The Big Guns

    Aired 12/2/71

  • S 1 : Ep 10

    Tiger, Tiger

    Aired 11/25/71

  • S 1 : Ep 9

    Bitter Flats

    Aired 11/18/71

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rod Taylor

    Hank Brackett

  • Dennis Cole

    Johnny Reach

  • John Vernon

    Jason Ryker

  • Henry Darrow

    Raoul Estaban

  • Sam Edwards

    Charlie Doyle

  • show Description
  • Rod Taylor and Dennis Cole starred as Hank Brackett and Johnny Reach, two soldiers of fortune in the American Southwest circa 1914. Hank and Johnny traveled in a Stutz Bearcat hence the name of the show. Unfortunately for Bearcats!, it was swamped by Flip Wilson and Alias Smith and Jones in the ratings and lasted only 13 episodes.

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (111)

    • Chucho: (to the passengers) I'm Chucho Morales! We are not bandits! We are liberators!

    • Buckner: (about Johnny and Hank) They feel like this--if you can put a price on it you don't need 'em bad enough.

    • Paco: (to the mob) Paco Morales ain't scared to die!

    • Johnny (about the mob): What do you think, Hank? Hank: If they ever get organized I wouldn't like to be the one to try and stop 'em.

    • Miss Baker: Sheriff Lynch is a very good man. Hank: Kind of an unfortunate name though, isn't it?

    • Beth: Have you no laws in this godforsaken country? Ricardo: Si, senorita, we have laws--and men to break them. As in all countries which are called civilized.

    • Davenport: What is your plan? Hank: Well, we don't like to talk about things like that. You might think we're crazy and we might think you're right.

    • Davenport (about Johnny and Hank): Give 'em anything they need to do the job and let's pray to God they know what they're doing.

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    Notes (19)

    • Reni Santoni's best know role is that of Clint Eastwood's partner in the classic 1971 crime drama Dirty Harry.

    • John McIntire had previously starred in Wagon Train and The Virginian.

    • Rod Taylor and Luciana Paluzzi had earlier co-starred together in the 1967 western Chuka.

    • Kathleen Lloyd had a recurring role as Carol Baldwin on Magnum, P.I.

    • John Vernon's most famous role is that of Dean Wormer in Animal House.

    • Henry Darrow would return several episodes later in The Return of Esteban. He had just finished a run on the NBC western series The High Chaparral.

    • Eric Braeden would later go onto play ruthless tycoon Victor Newman on the daytime drama The Young and the Restless.

    • Henry Silva had previously co-starred with Rod Taylor in the 1963 film A Gathering of Eagles.

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    Trivia (2)

    • In the San Saba prison, Afro-American prisoners are seen being held in the same cellblocks as white prisoners. During that time period in Southern penitentiaries this would not have happened. The Afro-Americans would have been kept in segregated cellblocks or incarcerated in segregated prisons.

    • This episode took place in 1910. That's the year Jim Jeffries fought Jack Johnson for the heavyweight championship of the world as mentioned in the dialogue.

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