Stoney Burke/Five by Eight

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Five by Eight
Season 1, Episode 11
Airdate December 10, 1962
Written by Palmer Thompson
Directed by Tom Gries
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Five by Eight is the eleventh episode of the first season of Stoney Burke.

Guest Stars: Ed Nelson (Nick Martin), William Schallert (Warden Harper), Bennye Gatteys (Joyce Carrol), Joseph Perry (Captain Bender), Mary Jackson (Matt), John McLiam (Fred), Arthur Malet (), Garry Walberg (), Bruce Dern (E.J. Stocker), Bill Hart (Red)


Plot Overview

Stoney arrives at a prison to appear in the prison's rodeo, where an old friend, Nick Martin, who's a prisoner, is incarcerated. What Stoney doesn't realize is that someone on the outside hid a gun under his saddle in the back of his truck, and soon he, along with a teenager who wanted his autograph, are taken hostage by the desperate Martin and forced to aid his escape across a barren desert.


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The Show

Outer Limits connections: Guest Stars Ed Nelson, Bennye Gatteys and John McLiam all appeared on OL. Nelson is in "Nightmare", Gatteys is in "The Children of Spider County", and McLiam is in "Second Chance".

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments