A hundred years ago, a young lawyer by the name of Brisco County, Jr. (Bruce Campbell) decides to trade his briefs in for bullets when he receives word that his father, a renowned U.S. Marshall, has been gunned down by the evil Bly gang. Now employed by the robber barons of the Westerfield Club, he makes his living as a bounty hunter, scouring the old West for clues that will finally lead him to avenge his father…with a little help from his friends of course.

There’s James Lonefeather- better known as Lord Bowler (Julius Carry)- a seasoned hunter/tracker, not to mention army deserter. He may be in it for the penny, but he’s an ally to be proud of, pound for pound. The beautiful Dixie Cousins (Kelly Rutherford), a lady of the night none too proud of her distinguished clientele, ready to give up the lifestyle for but the right three words from Brisco. Socrates Poole (Christian Clemenson) is his liaison to the East, constantly trying to give himself over to the less logical albeit more romantic ways of the West. The Professor (John Astin of Addams Family fame) is a scientist whose ideas are ahead of their time, and whose inventions get the group into and out of more trouble than he’d care to admit. And who could forget Comet. Only the most trusty steed for our hero. The horse that can warn of impending danger, untie ropes with his teeth, leap from rooftop to rooftop, and talk…but only to Brisco.

With memorable villains like Pete and his beloved piece, Frenchy Bearpaux, and Billy Bly! Despite the show’s dark, vengeful foundation, Brisco’s positive outlook and constant search for a better tomorrow gave the strong spaghetti overtones a life all their own. A classic tale of good, evil, and the power it would take to cross the line.