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The Texas Wheelers 

Earthy comedy about the four motherless Wheeler children and their lovable, but cantankerous, father Zack. With Zack avoiding work, Truckie led the clan, with Doobie, Boo, and T.J.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jack Elam ...  Zack Wheeler 8 episodes, 1974-1975
Gary Busey ...  Truckie Wheeler 8 episodes, 1974-1975
Mark Hamill ...  Doobie Wheeler 8 episodes, 1974-1975
Karen Obediear Karen Obediear ...  Boo Wheeler 8 episodes, 1974-1975
Tony Becker ...  T.J. Wheeler 8 episodes, 1974-1975
Bruce Kimball Bruce Kimball ...  Lyle 8 episodes, 1974-1975
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Earthy comedy about the four motherless Wheeler children and their lovable, but cantankerous, father Zack. With Zack avoiding work, Truckie led the clan, with Doobie, Boo, and T.J. Written by Mike McCluskey <figaro1@bc.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cosas de chicos See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The show's theme song was "Illegal Smile" by John Prine. See more »

Quotes

Zack Wheeler: Never underestimate the power of laziness.
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Illegal Smile
Composed and Sung by John Prine 1974
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This should be on DVD!
14 April 2006 | by tedhenrySee all my reviews

This was one of the best TV comedies ever, but if you didn't happen to be viewing in the mid-70s, or if you blinked twice, you missed your chance to see it. Jack Elam, one of the great character actors of all time (for instance, he is the only reason to watch Rio Lobo even though it stars John Wayne and was directed by Howard Hawks), and pre-Buddy Holly Story Gary Busey had great chemistry and this was about as off-beat as they come for television, especially when you consider it is more than 30 years old. As far as I know, it has never been picked up for re-release by any cable channel. I would love for someone to finally bring this neglected television classic to DVD.


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