The Fall Guy: The Complete Season 1
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But what kept The Fall Guy running for five seasons wasn't silly plots or leaping cars. Lee Majors is one of those relaxed, genial actors who were made for television. Manly but gentle, handsome but down-to-earth, Majors appealed to men and women equally, could toss off a snappy one-liner without effort, and gave the impression that, no matter what happened, it would come out all right in the end. He even sang his own theme song. The Fall Guy: The Complete First Season is pure comfort television. (Season 1 is the only season with Jo Ann Pflug as Colt's boss, "Big Jack"; her adult sexiness and worldly wit were much-missed on later seasons.) The only extras are a couple of brief but entertaining featurettes, featuring interviews with Majors, Thomas, and Larson. --Bret Fetzer
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The hallmark of this series was the spectacular stunt work. For Lee Majors the show was his fifth successful show. Majors played the role as Hollywood stuntman Colt Seavers, who by using his special skills to track down and capture bail jumpers picked up a little extra money. Helping out were Colt's inexperienced but eager younger cousin, Howie, and stunning stuntwoman Jody. The team took thier assignments from Samantha Jack, a sexy bail bondswoman named "Big Jack".
Each episode started with one of Colt's daredevil movie stunts(usually in high-speed)and then shifted to his pursuit of the bail jumper, often using the same stunts he had used in the movie.
The Fall Guy first aired on November 4th, 1981 until May 2nd, 1986 for a total of 5 seasons and 113 episodes, which I wish to own.
The First season was up there with the best 30 TV shows, ranking 26th in its first appearance and getting 19% of viewers according the Nielsen rating (The Nielsen rating is the percent of all TV-equipped homes tuned to the program on an average night, as measured by Nielsen Media Research).
The cast for this show were:
Colt Seavers..........................Lee Majors
Howie Munson........................Douglas Barr
Jody Banks........................Heather Thomas
Samantha"Big Jack"Jack(1981-1982)...Jo Ann Pflug
Terri Shannon/Michaels(1982-1985)....Markie Post
Pearl Sperling(1985-1986).............Read more ›
TV producer, writer, and "Fall Guy" creator Glen Larson became quite famous for keeping a watchful eye on "big screen" successes and then, with a little ingenuity, creating small screen equivalents. "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" became "Alias Smith & Jones", "Star Wars" became "Battlestar Galactica", "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Every Which way But Loose" became "B.J and the Bear" and "The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo", and finally, "Hooper" (mixed with Steve McQueen's 1980 film "The Hunter") became "The Fall Guy".
The Fall Guy certainly wasn't the first series to use a "stunt driven" formula to attract viewers. "CHiPs" and "The Dukes of Hazzard" had already proven the formula by featuring stunt work in most of their episodes. But, before the "A-team" arrived, The "Fall Guy" featured the most outrageous and incredible stunt work on TV. In fact, when the A-Team finally DID arrive on TV (in 1983), an early advertising campaign was launched to make DIRECT claims that it was more action packed and had better "stunts" than "The Fall guy".
Beyond its ground breaking stunt work, the Fall Guy also featured a very likable cast.Read more ›
In the pilot movie, during the bar fight scene, you'll notice the band performing in the background is blurred out, and there's some strange editing going on. Fox was trying to hide the fact that they replaced and edited out Paul Williams singing the Patsy Cline hit "Crazy", and the acting scenes he had before and during the fight. Since all traces of Paul Williams were edited out, his name was removed from the guest star credits at the beginning of the movie, and the song credit for "Crazy" was edited out of the end credits.
There's no mention of music replacement on the back of the box, but in their review of the set, TVShowsOnDVD provided some information that may indicate lots more music replacements in the set:
Chris Cook dug up some information from NOMA Music and posted it to the Home Theater Forum. NOMA posted this on their website: "20th Century Fox home video release of "The Fall Guy" starring Lee Majors features eight new songs by Robert Allen, Octane Saints, Don Fisher and Matt King.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Strolling down memory lane with my children, this series doesn't stand the test of time. Eighties shows are kind of hit and miss in this way.Published 1 month ago by Redbeard
My kids love the movies my wife and I grew up with better than the movies of today.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Please release the rest of the seasons! I got this several years ago and watch it all the time. It's one of my favorite series and I hate not being able to to get the rest. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tiggerfan
Still a great show; even now that I'm a lot older than I was when I first use to watch this show as a kid.Published 2 months ago by MReighter
One of my favorite shows of the 80's! Why weren't the other seasons released?Published 3 months ago by J&L
Gret family fun. Sadly, it is the only season available to stream.Published 3 months ago by Craig H. Campbell
Not as fun as I remember as a kid. Dosent hold up to test of time. Still for the money , its a nice trip down memory lane.Published 4 months ago by sports dad
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