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Wildside (U.S. TV series)


Wildside 1985

This is the opening of the ABC 1985 TV Series “Wildside” That lasted 6 episodes. Starring Howard Rollins; William Smith; Sandy McPeak; J. Eddie Peck; Terry Funk; John D’Aquino And Meg Ryan.

Wildside1985tvseriesWildside is an American series aired by ABC from March to April 1985. The series stars William SmithJ. Eddie PeckHoward RollinsWilliam SmithSandy McPeakTerry FunkJohn D’Aquino, and Meg Ryan.


Five outlaws once roamed the U.S. Western territories. The leader and organizer was J. Wendell Summerhayes, while the other members were Brodie Hollister, Varges de la Cosa, Bannister Sparks, and Prometheus Jones.  The five outlaws went straight and Summerhayes became the governor of California. The other four men became businessmen in the town of Wildside, CA, and form the “Chamber of Commerce.” Brodie’s son Sutton was raised in the East by Brodie’s wife but traveled to Wildside to be with his father. Although Wildside is normally peaceful, trouble inevitably arises either when criminals come to town or when Summerhayes appeal to his former gang members for help. When their services are needed, the five men don their weapons and go on a “hunting party” to deal with the problem.

The series was produced by Walt Disney Television and although it featured several shootouts and fistfights per episode, there were very few on-screen deaths. Much of the violence was presented in a stylized and bloodless manner, similar to that of The A-Team.


Character Actor
Brodie Hollister, expert marksman. Works as a horse breeder and trainer William Smith
Sutton Hollister, also an expert marksman and learned fencing at an Eastern college. Works with his father raising horses J. Eddie Peck
Vardes de la Cosa, expert with throwing weapons, favors bolos and knives. Works as a gun salesman, although he despises them personally John D’Aquino
Bannister Sparks, demolitions expert. Runs a mercantile business Howard Rollins
Prometheus Jones, extremely strong and expert with a lasso. Works as the town veterinarian Terry Funk
Cally Oaks, editor of the Wildside newspaper, attracted to Sutton Hollister Meg Ryan
Governor J.W. Summerhayes, governor of California Sandy McPeak
Alice Freeze the young and attractive town mortician. Romantically interested in Varges, and intrigued by death. Robin Hoff
Skillet, the long-suffering chef at the town’s restaurant. Timothy Scott
Elliot Throgmorton, Cally Oaks’ assistant editor. Kurt Fuller
Zeke, a local boy. Jason Hervey

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