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Premiere pilot movie
April 16, 1971
September 16, 1971
Finale December 30, 1971
Creator Douglas Heyes
Network/Provider CBS
Style 60-minute adventure
Company Filmways Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 13
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Bearcats! is an adventure drama that aired on CBS.

Set in 1914, somewhat later historically than a traditional Western, the stories center around the heroes' use of a 1914 Stutz Bearcat automobile. Although autos were common in America in 1914, a $2,000 sports car would have been very rare in the more remote areas of the American west. How the heroes paid for this expensive ride was rather unusual, as well. They undertook work which could be considered "private security" for a prosperous clientele, and rather than charging a traditional fee, they extracted from the client a blank check, with the amount charged to be determined by just how difficult or dangerous the job proved to be once it was completed. "If you can put a price on it, you don't need them badly enough." Typical adventures included learning who was setting fire to oil wells, unraveling a plot where German Army soldiers dressed as American troops raided Mexican border towns hoping to force Mexico into a war with the U.S., and stopping mercenaries from sabotaging medical supplies being sent overseas to the Allies in World War I.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Rod Taylor Hank Brackett
Dennis Cole Johnny Reach


Season  Premiere Finale #
Powderkeg April 16, 1971
Season One September 16, 1971 December 30, 1971 13


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series May 14, 2013 3


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