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The Texas Wheelers 

Earthy comedy about the four motherless Wheeler children and their lovable, but cantankerous, father Zack. With Zack avoiding work, Truckie led the clan, with Doobie, Boo, and T.J.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jack Elam ...  Zack Wheeler 8 episodes, 1974-1975
Gary Busey ...  Truckie Wheeler 8 episodes, 1974-1975
Mark Hamill ...  Doobie Wheeler 8 episodes, 1974-1975
Karen Obediear Karen Obediear ...  Boo Wheeler 8 episodes, 1974-1975
Tony Becker ...  T.J. Wheeler 8 episodes, 1974-1975
Bruce Kimball Bruce Kimball ...  Lyle 8 episodes, 1974-1975
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Earthy comedy about the four motherless Wheeler children and their lovable, but cantankerous, father Zack. With Zack avoiding work, Truckie led the clan, with Doobie, Boo, and T.J. Written by Mike McCluskey <figaro1@bc.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cosas de chicos See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The show's theme song was "Illegal Smile" by John Prine. See more »

Quotes

Zack Wheeler: Never underestimate the power of laziness.
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Illegal Smile
Composed and Sung by John Prine 1974
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Get me to the Wayback Machine
19 September 2005 | by hawk-58See all my reviews

There must be a reason I remember this series so fondly so many years later. It really made an impression. Casting Jack Elam, the evilest-looking villain character actor in Hollywood history, as the father was a stroke of genius. And seeing Gary Busey and Mark Hammill just before they took off for stardom was a thrill. At the beginning of course everyone was expecting long-lost Dad to be a real jerk. But a couple of episodes of watching him get reacquainted with his children really left you wanting more. Then all of a sudden it was gone and you felt betrayed.........A warm, feel-good series with a bite. What I wouldn't give to see this one again!


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