HARDCASTLE & MC CORMICK "She Ain't Deep But She Sure Runs Fast" (TV episode)

9/23/1985. Monday, 8 pm. 1 hour.
Season 3 of 3. Episode 45. Season premiere.
Detective drama. ABC.
Code: HMS 9/1985

PLOT

The judge's plane crashes in a remote wilderness pitting him and Mark against vengeful mountain men. It takes a month, but they emerge victorious, prisoners in tow.

CREDITS

Writer: Patrick Hasburgh.
Director: Tony Mordente.

REGULAR CAST

Brian Keith as Judge Milton C. Hardcastle
Daniel Hugh Kelly as Mark McCormick

GUEST CAST

Jonathan Banks as Taylor Walsh, self-appointed savior of the wilderness. Listed 1st of guests.
James Whitmore, Jr. as Travis Baker
Pat Corley as Buzz Bird
Lee de Broux as Jay Staller
Richard Lineback
Terry Bradshaw

BAD GUY

Walsh is a murderer who hunts down hunters. Slams rifle-butt into stomach of one hunter.

CHARACTER

Macho mountain man. Walsh even scares off a bear by yelling at it. (JB does that mouth wipe after.) The undisputed leader of his group, he sees himself as saving and protecting the land.

COMMENTS

This has many striking thematic similarities to the Seaquest DSV episode, "The Whale Song" (SQWS 2/1994), also written by Hasburgh.

COSTUME

Moccasin boots, cut off sleeves, rifle slung across back, and two big knifes. To add to the mountain man look, JB has a short beard for this role.

LINES

"You think you're beginning to feel like that bighorn sheep you killed?"

"This is pure land, this is God's land, and we're gonna stop them from raping it."

"The wilderness is my court, and I alone pass judgement here."

SCREEN TIME

About 6 1/2 minutes in 11 scenes, throughout episode.

WORKED WITH

Brian Keith (HMO 9/1984; HMB 2/1985)
Daniel Hugh Kelly (HMO 9/1984; HMB 2/1985)
James Whitmore, Jr. (WOR 11/1978; RAG 9/1980; HUNB 11/1985)