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The Fall Guy 

The adventures of a film stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow.

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Glen A. Larson
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5   4   3   2   1  
1986   1985   1984   1983   1982   1981  
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Lee Majors ...  Colt Seavers 112 episodes, 1981-1986
Douglas Barr ...  Howie Munson 112 episodes, 1981-1986
Heather Thomas ...  Jody Banks 112 episodes, 1981-1986
Markie Post ...  Terri Michaels 65 episodes, 1982-1985
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Storyline

Colt Seaver is a combination bounty hunter and stuntman. He drives a big GMC truck with a eagle painted on its hood. He chases after bad guys and returns them to the Los Angeles area. He has two companions, Howie and Jodie. These two companions usually follow Colt in his adventures and sometimes they are on their own. Written by CJ Lagos <midnight@richmond.infi.net>

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Every character on the show that enjoys classical music eventually turns out to be a bad guy. See more »

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[opening segment of the series after the credits]
Colt Seavers: [narrating] This is the story of one of America's great unsung heroes. I mean you've seen him, but you never knew who he was. You've cheered for him and cried for him and women have wanted to die for him. But did he ever get any credit, or the girl? No! He's what we call the "Stuntman", and the reason I'm talking so fondly about him is, well because it's me, Colt Seavers. Anyway, picture work isn't wall-to-wall employment, so maybe you wonder how ...
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Alternate Versions

For its German DVD release, the show was dubbed again (with the original voice cast) because the rights to the original dubbing were not owned by Fox and were too expensive to acquire. Additionally the first dubbing was incomplete (because some episodes were cut and some were not dubbed at all). See more »

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He's the unknown stuntman, that makes Eastwood look so Fine
11 June 2007 | by gah015See all my reviews

Lee Majors could have been a burned out 70s star during the 80s much like Burt Reynolds and John Travolta, but the former Six Million Dollar Man resurrected his career yet again with "The Fall Guy". Majors played Colt Seavers, a working class Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter. You gotta love a TV show that was brave enough to have it's star walk around with a name like "Colt". The Fall Guy was full of manly macho bravado, right from the iconic opening lyrics, where Colt gets into full country cowboy mode and laments his status as a Hollywood stuntman. Even though that song is clearly grounded in the late 1970s, with it's references to women such as Sally Field, Cheryl Tiegs, Bo and of course Farrah, it continues to play effortlessly well across the decade. You understand the plight of Colt Seavers. He does all the dirty work for guys like Clint Eastwood and Robert Redford (more 70s stars), but he never gets the girl. It always felt right that Lee Majors would sing about celebrities from the 1970s anyway, even in an 80s TV show. Nobody questioned it, it was like oh wait it's Lee Majors singing, well of course he would be singing about Farrah, Bo and Clint Eastwood in 1984.

This isn't the best written TV show, but for a Glen Larson show it sure is. The concept of Hollywood mixing in with bad guys is a hit out of the park. The creators can always give the audience that extra double wink with what they're doing, after all Colt Seavers is a Hollywood stuntman. It's mind bogglingly enticing to wonder what Stephen J. Cannell (a far better writer who was an 80s TV tycoon that specialized in action-humor) could have done with this show. I'll admit nostalgia plays a huge part in my fondness for The Fall Guy. I can actually remember when this show first aired back in the early 80s. I was 6 years old, and this series was sure bet for Wednesday nights. It even had it's own set of Colt Seavers action figures and toy pick truck modeled after the one Lee Major's used on the show, so you knew this show marketed itself at children as well as adults.

There's something so magical about '80s TV, that even silly TV shows like The Fall Guy can


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Release Date:

4 November 1981 (USA) See more »

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Simi Valley, California, USA See more »

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