1 9 8 5 (USA)
6 x 60 minute episodes
Five upstanding citizens of Wildside County – a rough and tumble county in northern California – constituted a secret law-enforcement group called the ‘Wildside Chamber of Commerce’ in this short-lived ABC action series set in the Old West.
Brodie Hollister (William Smith) – recently returned from the East – was a rancher and the “fastest gun in the West”, with twenty-nine notches on his gun. Sutton (J. Eddie Peck) was his son.
Bannister Sparks (Howard E. Rollins Jr) was a debonair black explosives expert and card sharp who ran Bannister’s Emporium & Trading Company; Varges De La Cosa (John DiAquino) was a knife-wielding gunsmith, and huge Prometheus Jones (Terry Funk) was a gentle giant who was also a veterinarian and expert with the lariat.
Their assignments generally came from the Governor (Sandy McPeak), and adversaries ranged from local gangs to wandering ex-Confederate platoons and renegade British cavalry units left over from the Crimean War.
Other regulars included Meg Ryan as Cally Oaks, owner of the newspaper (the Daily Flash); Jason Hervey as young Zeke; and Tommy Lamey as Parks Ritche, a rival of Sutton’s.
J. Eddie Peck
Howard E. Rollins Jr.
Varges De La Cosa
Governor J. Wendell Summerhayes