1 9 8 6 (USA)
5 x 60 minute episodes
A limited-run series from NBC based on two TV-movies about David Dalton (Charles Taylor) – a mysterious and impulsive Vietnam veteran (trained in special weapons and martial arts) who drifts across the US in an old van with his dog, Wichita, helping people in trouble.
In the course of five episodes, he comes up against two warring factions involved in narcotics smuggling and gunrunning, faces off against a paramilitary group (the New Patriots) armed with nitroglycerin, rounds up an army of produce dealers to save a wholesaler’s property being gobbled up by a real estate mogul, and goes head to head with a federal marshal to prove that a man’s death was not an accident.
Originally premiered on 27 February 1986.