Walker, Texas Ranger

CBS (ended 2001)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 10 : Ep 25

    Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial By Fire (TV Movie)

    Aired 10/16/05

  • S 9 : Ep 24

    The Final Show/Down (Part 2)

    Aired 5/19/01

  • S 9 : Ep 24

    The Final Show/Down (2)

    Aired 5/19/01

  • S 9 : Ep 23

    The Final Show/Down (1)

    Aired 5/19/01

  • S 9 : Ep 23

    The Final Show/Down (Part 1)

    Aired 5/19/01

  • Cast & Crew
  • Noble Willingham

    CD Parker (1993-1999)

  • Chuck Norris

    Ranger Cordell Walker

  • Nia Peeples

    Sydney Cooke (1999-2001)

  • Marco Sanchez

    Detective Carlos Sandoval (1997-1999)

  • Judson Mills

    Francis Gage (1999-2001)

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  • show Description
  • Cordell Walker is a contemporary Texas Ranger working out of the Dallas office who believed in dealing with criminals the old-fashioned way--by beating them up. Despite the rules that governed the way law-enforcement officers were supposed to act. Walker's approach closely resembled the "eye for an eye" school of crime fighting. His partner is young Jimmy Trivette, who had grown up in the slums of Baltimore and used football as his ticket to a college education and a career with the Dallas Cowboys until he busted his shoulder. Despite Jimmy's belief in computers and scientific criminology, working with Walker, always seemed to leave him bruised and sore--when Walker was trying to get information or take people into custody it was more than likely there would be a fistfight or karate kicks. County Assistant D.A. Alex Cahill, his sometimes girlfriend, frowned on Walker's methods, even if they did get results. When not on duty Walker and the others hung out at C.D.'s, the saloon/restaurant owned by his buddy C.D. Parker, a former Ranger forced into early retirement after taking a bullet in the knee, who still provided help and advice on cases. Uncle Ray was the wise old Native American who had raised Walker. He died at the end of the 3rd season. Star Chuck Norris, former karate champion and movie star, played Walker in the deadpan unemotional style he used in most of his feature films. Nothing ever seemed to excite him, and the violence on the show had a cartoon quality about it. There was a surrealistic efficiency about Walker--he almost never broke sweat, got hurt, or wasted a blow--using violence because it was necessary but never glorying on it. This is Norris' first time in a TV series.moreless

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  • Quotes (133)

    • Alex: Walker, there is a special place in heaven for people like you. Walker: Yeah, and I can't wait to get there.

    • CD: I tell ya, this medical retirement, look what it's doing to me. I must have gained five, fifteen pounds. Walker: More like a hundred.

    • (Walker hugs a victim that just won in court) Alex: If you don’t mind, I’ll take one of those too. (Walker and Alex hug) Walker: I could get used to that. Alex: Terrific, all I need is a crazy cowboy.

    • Criminal: This is Mexico, Ranger. You got no right. Walker: I’ve got no right? (Walker hits him with a right hook) Walker: I think that’s a pretty good right.

    • Rapist: Ranger, you screwed up! You forgot to read us our rights. Walker: You're right! You have the right (kicks the rapist) to remain silent.

    • Trivette: Does that mean he's about to charge? Walker: Shut up and run, Trivette! Trivette: Hey! You got my name right!

    • Alex: Cordell, sometimes you just amaze me. Walker: Well, Alexandra, the truth is, you're pretty amazing yourself.

    • Timothy: Sure you won't have any wine, Walker? Maybe...one for the road? Walker: You'll be leaving before I will, Timmy. And I don't drink on duty.

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    Notes (278)

    • Clarence Gilyard, Jr. was doing Matlock, but CBS wanted him for this show and offered him the chance to switch shows.

    • This is the first of Marshall Teague’s six, unrelated appearances on Walker, Texas Ranger. He can also be seen in season three’s “Payback,” season five’s “Codename: Dragonfly,” season six’s “Last of a Bread,” season eight’s “Fight or Die” and season nine’s “The Final Show/Down.”

    • This episode originally aired as a two-hour TV Movie.

    • This episode's German title is "Schwarze Spinne," which means "black spider."

    • This is the first of Mark Walter's five, unrelated roles on Walker, Texas Ranger. He can also be seen in season two’s “Rampage,” season three’s “Branded,” season three’s “Flashback” and season seven’s “Code of the West.”

    • This episode's German title is "An der Grenze," which means "at the border."

    • This episode's German title is "Der Nippon-Deal" which means "the Japanese deal."

    • Noble Willingham takes over the role of C.D. Parker from Gailard Sartain.

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    Trivia (43)

    • While Jimmy is chasing the crooks in the van, the wheel cover on the front driver's side tire of his car goes missing. When he crashes the car, the wheel cover has returned.

    • The license plate number on the Jeep the three rapists are driving is the same as the number on Mobley's car when he comes to a screeching halt at the bank.

    • The license plate on Mobley's car magically changes between the time he makes the u-turn after getting the call for the bank robbery in progress and when he pulls up to the bank.

    • When Walker is crossing the border to go back into the U.S., and the border guard checks his prisoners, watch as the camera pans the bed of Walker's truck. The prisoner with the long black curly hair opens his eyes ever so slightly.

    • Alex makes the comment that she has been married and divorced before. This is the only time in the series that this is ever mentioned.

    • When Alex is running through the woods, she has her shoes on. Then she doesn't and then she does again. When Baker catches her she only has one shoe on.

    • Walker gives Alex a horse at the end of this episode after that her horse Amber was killed. This is the first of two horses Walker gives Alex throughout the series. He also gives her one in "Second Chance" in season seven.

    • At Alex's birthday party, Uncle Ray mentions that she has seen 28 winters.

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    Allusions (13)

    • Trivette's squinty eyed "make my day" comment was referring to Clint Eastwood's catchphrase as the character Dirty Harry from the 1983 film, Sudden Impact.

    • Kimer orders, "Kill Walker and his partner Tonto," a reference comparing Walker and Trivette to the Lone Ranger and his ever faithful partner, Tonto.

    • This episode recreates a memorable sequence from Lethal Weopon, with Walker handcuffing himself to a would-be-suicide and then jumping with him to safety.

    • Mid-air, Walker rescued Sgt. Perez, who had been pushed out of a plane without a parachute. When they reached the ground, Perez and Walker exclaimed about their experience, and Walker referred to the freefall as an "E-ride." This is a reference to the most exciting rides at Disneyland. To get on these rides one had to have an E-ticket.

    • Alex: Oh nothing, Romeo. This is a reference to Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

    • Near the end of the episode, Soldier's daughter quotes the first half of Isaiah 38:19: "The living, the living, he shall praise Thee, as I do this day..."

    • Joey is a reference to George in the novel Of Mice and Men. You can note this similarity because of Joey's obsession with mice and his lack of intelligence, just like George from the book.

    • The address given for Lucifer was 2727 Mockingbird Drive. This is a reference to The Munsters who lived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane.

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