Mike Land is a disgruntled ex-Los Angeles police officer who moves to a Mexican resort to work as a private investigator. With beautiful scenery as a backdrop, attractive Courtney is his ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Geoffrey Lewis ...  Willis P. Dunleevy 22 episodes, 1995-1996
Tim Thomerson ...  Dave 'Thunder' Thornton 22 episodes, 1995-1996
Pamela Bowen ...  Courtney Saunders 22 episodes, 1995-1996
Fred Dryer ...  Mike Land / ... 22 episodes, 1995-1996


Mike Land is a disgruntled ex-Los Angeles police officer who moves to a Mexican resort to work as a private investigator. With beautiful scenery as a backdrop, attractive Courtney is his boss and he occasionally enlists his buddies Willis and Dave in his cases.

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20 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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The plot line is that of a disgruntled former LAPD officer moving to Mexico to work as a private investigator. Fred Dryer played LAPD Sgt. Rick Hunter for 7 seasons on Hunter (1984), which was the prior series he was in prior to this one. See more »

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Not your typical syndicated drama
26 September 2018 | by BrodyMarcusMaceySee all my reviews

Syndicated TV in the US was in its heyday in the mid-1990s, with Hercules, Xena and other fantasy dramas showing that off-network programming could draw big audiences. Fred Dryer, formerly of NBC's Hunter, moved into syndicated drama with this show, in which he played Mike Land, former LAPD cop and now head of security at the Westin in Cabo San Lucas. Alongside Land were Dave "Thunder" Thornton, played by Tim Thomerson, and Willis P. Dunleevy, played by Geoffrey Lewis -- characters who were drifters in the best sense.

To its cost (it lasted only a year), Land's End eschewed the syndicated-show tropes of flash cars, hot bods, and explosions, and ended up instead as a slow-burning, character-driven comedy drama. More Rockford Files than Baywatch, the show centred on this unlikely trio of middle-aged men and their adventures.

A sample of the decidedly quirky plots: the cross-town chase for a missing cockatoo, the trio's mothers being imprisoned while visiting Cabo, frustrated talent-show contestants throwing a lounge singer into the sea after his feeble rendition of a Cole Porter classic, and a crazed couple's wild ride after stealing Mike's prized Pontiac GTO.

Land's End was perhaps doomed to fail in the syndicated realm, where older viewers were hard to reach and tight budgets meant that the writing and production values were variable rather than consistently top notch. But, thanks to the glorious Mexican vistas, offbeat stories, great chemistry among Dryer, Thomerson and Lewis, and first-rate incidental music from Marco Beltrami, Land's End was always entertaining.

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