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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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3   2   1   Unknown  
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 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Russell, Majors and Waddell founded the Pony Express in 1860. 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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Loved the show
30 June 2007 | by CLight2See all my reviews

I was in my late twenties when I first discovered this show on a cable channel. Coming from a family of western lovers, my brother was already familiar with the show and enjoyed it as well. I had to record many of the episodes due to being in night classes but I always looked forward to getting home to view them. I was so excited to see the first season come out on DVD and hope the next will be out soon.As soon as I purchased it I came home to watch every episode without commercials and having pieces lost to TV interruptions and running out of tape. I know I missed some of the episodes and still cry when I watch the last one. This is wonderful TV that teaches some valuable lessons for young kids today. They should watch more westerns! (And those were some nice looking young men on that show that grew into even nicer looking men)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Young Riders 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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