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La Masa Vendetta Road (1978–1982) HD online
Language: English
Category: TV Episode / Action / Adventure / Drama / Sci-Fi
Original Title: Vendetta Road
Director: John McPherson
Writers: Kenneth Johnson,Justin Edgerton
Released: 1978–1982
Duration: 48min
Video type: TV Episode
When David uses the bathroom at the gas station, a couple shows up and blows it up. They find David and help him. David learns that the man is on a vendetta against a petroleum company whom he says was responsible for his father's death. It seems like his father is an independent whom the company was trying to buy out. McGee is sent to investigate and he learns the same thing but is warned not to go after the company.
Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Bixby Bill Bixby - Dr. David Banner
Jack Colvin Jack Colvin - Jack McGee
Lou Ferrigno Lou Ferrigno - The Incredible Hulk
Ron Lombard Ron Lombard - Ray Floyd
Christina Hart Christina Hart - Cassie Floyd
Howard Morton Howard Morton - John Fielding
Morgan Woodward Morgan Woodward - Ben Madrid
Chip Johnson Chip Johnson - Greg Bantam
Robert Ackerman Robert Ackerman - Sheriff
Michael Potter Michael Potter - Spalding
Justin Smith Justin Smith - Jed
Larry French Larry French - Hank
Tobias Anderson Tobias Anderson - Earl (as Tobias Andersen)
Don Furneaux Don Furneaux - Sam Butler
Tom Kindle Tom Kindle - Waylon

Since Floyd did not trust the local police, David asked him about talking to an attorney. Floyd replied that he had - The biggest and best in the county - Sherman & Harris. (Jill) Sherman and (Karen) Harris were writers and story editors for the series.



Reviews: [3]

  • avatar

    Chilldweller

    Vendetta Road is a joy to watch from start to finish. Lots of explosions, a gunfight involving the police, a likable anti-hero and his gorgeous, sympathetic partner, a decent plot concerning an oil baron (shades of JR Ewing here), McGee playing a vital part in the story with his investigative reporting and exciting hulk-outs. As ever, Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno are highly dependable in their roles.

    One humorous scene involves The Incredible Hulk confronting a gang of moonshiners. When they accuse him of mishandling a young woman, a fight breaks out and we all know who the victor is.

    Corruption in the oil world is the theme for Vendetta Road. People who knock the show always forget that it had realistic villains and situations that mirrored real life in some shape or form. This is the reason why it was such a success back in the late 1970s and early 1980s. We have the writers, producers and directors to thank for that, as well as a plentiful budget which got exceeded by the time cracking season 4 opener Prometheus came along.

    A fitting way to round off the impressive second season which saw the series go from strength to strength (pardon the pun).
  • avatar

    Tat

    David Banner(Bill Bixby) is walking along a desert road when he stops at a gas station to buy a drink, and use the facilities. After coming out of there, he is stunned to see two young people throw dynamite at the pumps, but help David out of there before it blows up. Turns out the young man is out to punish the oil company to avenge the death of his father, which he blames on them, and David must try and stop them doing so, since the man's girlfriend is also pregnant. Morgan Woodward plays a trouble shooter hired to track them down by any means necessary. Last episode of the second season is an acceptable action-packed story, if still a bit thin.
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    Enila

    This time bad luck and incredibly bad timing hook David up with a young man named Ray and his wife Cassie, who are blowing up gas stations. But they're not just psychos: the gas company hired an assassin to murder the young man's father, in order to get rid of the competition, and he's determined to avenge his father's death. David of course does not approve of his means, so he has to stop him while simultaneously fending off the company's hired killers.

    There's a truly ludicrous scene in the middle: a posse corners David and Cassie in a cabin, and one of the gas company's hirelings fires a shot into one of their cars, hoping they'll think their quarry fired the shot. Good drama - except that the hireling inexplicably waits until David and Cassie have come out with their hands up, and the police still open fire on them! And almost as ludicrously, every single shot misses!

    This episode has a pretty good cast of characters: The principled Sheriff Madrid who, due to a moral lapse in his past, must now work for the crooked gas company; McGee, relentless in his pursuit of the Hulk, who sees something of himself in Madrid; Cassie, supportive of her husband but uncertain of the justice in their actions; the gas company executive, consumed by greed and malice; and of course David, ever firm in standing up for what's right.

    But Ray, the key character, doesn't work. We're expected to think of him as a good family man despite the fact that he is willing to ruin the lives of his wife and unborn child for the sake of revenge. It just doesn't fit, and the implication at the end that he is inexplicably not being incarcerated for his crimes is infuriating rather than satisfying. There's a solid amount of quality drama in this episode, but I can't give it a wholehearted thumbs up.