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Campbell plays Brisco County Jr., a bounty hunter and son of a legendary U.S. marshal (R. Lee Ermey) gunned down by the villainous John Bly (Billy Drago) and his band of misfits. The younger Brisco is hired by a consortium of businessmen to protect their interests from the likes of Bly, and while he's dedicated to that cause, Brisco is also determined to avenge his father's murder. Helping him do a little of both is a fussy attorney, Socrates Poole (Christian Clemenson); a rival bounty hunter, Lord Bowler (Julius Carry); a wacky inventor, Professor Wickwire (John Astin); and a sultry saloon singer, Dixie (Kelly Rutherford). Rockets, mysterious orbs, and superhuman strength are some of the delightfully out-of-their-element phenomena that find themselves alongside more conventional cowpoke ingredients, including a horse so smart he can chew the ropes binding Brisco's hands. For the most part, the stories stand alone. But as the season progresses, a lot of things get weirder, albeit in a good way: the truth about Bly and his connection to a golden orb everyone wants, for example, are certainly unexpected. But the show is always dazzling, often satiric ("Oy!" Dixie exclaims when Brisco outlines the steps involved in stopping a runaway wagon they're trapped within), yet heartening in an old-fashioned way. Special features include Campbell's reading of a chapter about the series in his autobiography. --Tom Keogh
Love the dry wit of this show. You really have to watch it to catch all of the subtle jokes. It also has a serious side but not too serious. It's funny without being slapstick.Published 2 days ago by David Dailey
Best tv show ever made. I was sad when it ended and wanted more. I wanted to know what happen to brisco and bowler. Read morePublished 12 days ago by justin
Great for relaxing entertainment. The script was never the high-point here. There is a story line. If you like Bruce Campbell you will enjoy it.Published 14 days ago by Brad Meek
Love this, Brisco County Jr is classic Bruce Campbell.
Interesting writing and the cast is fantastic. Wonderful way to burn a rainy weekend.
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|8 disc or 3?||
Yeah, I wondered the same thing.
Feb 21, 2012 by Pete | See all 4 posts
|Can someone who OWNS this tell me about closed captioning availability?||
I purchased the 8 disc set from a local store. It does not have English subtitles, only French and Spanish.
Dec 16, 2012 by Caitlin | See all 3 posts
|Um, John Astin is not dead||
Update, April 11, 2008, still not dead.
Apr 11, 2008 by S. Barnard | See all 4 posts
|Holiday Rip-Off Price Increase!||
There was a single day before the New Year when AmCom had this set for $19.99. I did *not* have the money, and am just kicking myself. Since the holidays, the price has been rising and rising.
Feb 6, 2010 by Rsrchr | See all 5 posts
|The non-cliche cliche!||
Briscoe and Wickwire discuss the last three rockets that blew up.
Wickwire: "FOUR's a charm!"
Dixie asks Briscoe if he likes the bed. "It was imported from France."
Briscoe: "Louie the 14th?"
Dixie: "Noooo, I think Louie was the 9th or 10th, but then... Read More
Jul 7, 2006 by Carol M. Shifflett | See all 2 posts
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