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The Young Riders 

The adventures of the riders of the Pony Express.

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Ed Spielman
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1992   1991   1990   1989  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Stephen Baldwin ...  William F. Cody 67 episodes, 1989-1992
Josh Brolin ...  James Butler Hickok 67 episodes, 1989-1992
Ty Miller ...  The Kid 67 episodes, 1989-1992
Gregg Rainwater ...  Running Buck Cross 67 episodes, 1989-1992
Yvonne Suhor ...  Louise McCloud 67 episodes, 1989-1992
Anthony Zerbe ...  Teaspoon Hunter 67 episodes, 1989-1992
Travis Fine ...  Ike McSwain 51 episodes, 1989-1991
Don Franklin ...  Noah Dixon 43 episodes, 1990-1992
Clare Wren ...  Rachel Dunne 43 episodes, 1990-1992
Don Collier ...  William Tompkins, Shop Keeper / ... 30 episodes, 1989-1992
Brett Cullen ...  Marshal Sam Cain 24 episodes, 1989-1990
Melissa Leo ...  Emma Shannon 24 episodes, 1989-1990
Christopher Pettiet ...  Jesse James 21 episodes, 1991-1992
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Storyline

A group of young Express riders are based at the waystation in Sweetwater, Kansas. Running the station was ex-Texas Ranger and all-around eccentric Teaspoon Hunter. The role of cook, housekeeper and mother hen was filled first by Emma and later by Rachel. The riders included the future "Buffalo Bill" Cody and James Butler ("Wild Bill") Hickok, as well as Ike, a mute, Buck, a half-White/half-Kiowa scout and the Kid, a quiet Southerner. Their final member was Lou, a young woman who lived and worked with the riders disguised as a boy. They were later joined by Noah Dixon. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I ragazzi della prateria See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoita, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

It's estimated that 400 horses were used during the time of the Pony Express. See more »

Goofs

"Wild Bill" Hickok never actually rode for the Pony Express, though he did join its parent company, Russell, Waddell & Majors Freight Company, when he was 21. See more »

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My all time favorite TV Show!
10 April 2006 | by kellybubbleSee all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of The Young Riders TV series. I used to watch it with my mom when it aired in Sweden in the beginning of the 90s. I remember a summer when the show aired every week day for a couple of weeks. I was very sick during one of these weeks, I had a really high fever, threw up and was aching everywhere. Well, when The Young Riders came on TV I forgot all about that and I was as healthy as anyone jumping up and down in my bed and feeling great (I even made up lyrics to the theme music that I used to sing as the theme played) and I felt fantastic until the end of the episodes when my throat was killing me and my fever was high as ever. Such good times! :)

Season 1 of the series has finally been released on DVD! To those of you who never watched the show when it aired, I ask you to check it out now. The show's got everything...action, romance, adventure, pretty boys, humor, gun fights, a great theme song, pretty girls etc. It's also a great opportunity to watch the young Josh Brolin and Stephen Baldwin in action. You'll love it, I promise.

PS. Guest stars of season one include Cynthia Nixon (of Sex and the City), Rob Estes, Chris Penn (R.I.P), Fisher Stevens etc.

And in an episode of season two Pernell Roberts (Adam Cartwright of 'Bonanza') guest stars. I personally can't wait to see that episode.

Buy it, then Watch and Enjoy folks!


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