CTVA US Adventure - "Lucan" (MGM/ABC)(1977-78) starring Kevin Brophy

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Lucan
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox
references:
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UCLA Film and Television Archive


MGM Television production
for
ABC  Mondays (1977-78) (season 1)
ABC Tuesdays (Fall 1978)(season 2 )
Executive Producer, Barry Lowen
Produced by Everett Chambers (season 1) Lew Gallo (season 2)

US Adventure series 1977-78 90 min pilot + 11 episodes x 60 min color
(12Sep77-04Dec78)
Starring:
Kevin Brophy as Lucan
Don Gordon as (Lt.?) Prentiss (bounty hunter?)
John Randolph as Dr. Don Hoagland (research scientist)

Premise:
A boy brought up with the wolves helps people in distress while trying to find his parents.

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LUCAN (pilot TV film - 90 min)
22-May-1977
Produced and directed by David Greene
Written by Michael Zagor
cast:
Kevin Brophy ......... Lucan
Stockard Channing .... Mickey MacElwaine
Ned Beatty ........... Larry MacElwaine
William Jordon ....... Gene Boone
John Randolph ........ Dr. Don Hoagland
Richard C. Adams ..... Coffin
Ben Davidson ......... Coach Dalton
John Finnegan ........ Jess
Lou Frizzell ......... Casey
Virginia Hawkins ..... Woman
Hedley Mattingly ..... President Davies
Todd Olsen ........... Lucan, age 10
George Reynolds ...... Policeman
George Wyner ......... Rantzen
Synopsis:
Lucan, found at age 10 running wild with wolves in a Minnesota forest,
is reared by a kindly professor who teaches him the sometimes harsh
values of civilization. Now 20, but still unadjusted to society, Lucan
sets out on a quest to find his real parents. [RF]

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ABC Mondays

1.01 Lucan: LISTEN TO THE HEART BEAT
(no copyright details)
12-Sep-1977 ABC Mon
Written by Rick Edelstein, Camille Marchetta
Director:
Guest Cast:
Stephanie Zimbalist ... Tashi
Brian Dennehy ......... Fisher
Rusty Gilligan ........ Spike
Paul Hecht ............ Miklos
Michael Keenan ........ Gheorghi
Arthur Batanides ...... Gus
Helen Lockwood ....... Elena
Ted Duncan
A.J. Bukanas
Donal Pike, Jr.
George Sperdakos
Synopsis 1:
Lucan spent his formative years running wild with wolves. It's
with this background that he roams the country looking for his
natural parents, a quest temporarily sidetracked in the opener
when he helps a foreign gymnast elude a sinister plot to keep
her out of competition. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Lucan falls for a Russian gymnast whose life is in danger. [RF]

1.02 Lucan: THE SEARCH
MGM prod. no. 3221 (copyright DPUB: 26Dec77)
26-Dec-1977 ABC Mon
Produced by Everett Chambers
Written by Tony Kayden
Directed by Robert Day
story consultant: Robert Specht; music: J. J. Johnson.
Guest Cast:
Ed Binns ............ Marston
Leslie Nielsen ...... Sheriff Ramsey
Katherine Cannon .... Penny
John Kirby
Raymond Maho
Todd Martin
G.W. Bailey ?
Synopsis:
Lucan returns to the woods to search for the gray wolf that raised him
and to locate a vaguely remembered metal object that might be a clue to
his identity. [RF]

1.03 Lucan: THE LOST BOY
MGM prod. no. 3222 (copyright DPUB: 2Jan78)
02-Jan-1978 ABC Mon
Produced by Everett Chambers
Written by David Westheimer
Directed by Sutton Roley
story consultant: Robert Specht; music: J. J. Johnson.
Guest Cast:
Cameron Mitchell ..... Tilford Ames
Ray Underwood ........ Carl Bauer
Sarah Cunningham ..... Ida Mae Bauer
Fred Downs ........... Frank Bauer
Tisch Raye
Morris Buchanan
James Crittenden
Synopsis:
Lucan's involvement with a kindly family and their oddly secretive son
imperils his flight from a sheriff who's been on his trail. [RF]

1.04 Lucan: HOW DO YOU RUN FOREVER?: CAPTURED
MGM prod. no. 3220 (copyright DPUB: 9Jan78)
09-Jan-1978 ABC Mon
Produced by Everett Chambers
Written by Elliot West
Directed by Barry Shear
story consultant: Robert Specht
music: J. J. Johnson.
Guest Cast:
Diana Muldaur ........ Carol Demaree
Monte Markham ........ Steven Demaree
Percy Rodrigues ...... Dreber
Gail Landry .......... Dr. Flemming
Bill Fletcher ........ Jones
Michael Swan ......... Dean
Synopsis:
Lucan is captured and returned to the university, where heís told heís
finally being reunited with his long-sought parents. [RF]

1.05 Lucan: ONE PUNCH WOLFSON
MGM prod. no. 3229 (copyright DPUB: 16Jan78)
16-Jan-1978 ABC Mon
Produced by Everett Chambers
Written by Tony Kayden
Directed by Sutton Roley
story consultant: Robert Specht; music: J. J. Johnson.
Guest Cast:
Stan Shaw ..................... Caldwell
Woodrow Parfrey ............... Drummond
David Sheiner ................. Lt. Lanson
James Karen ................... Murdoch
Pat Grundy .................... Mrs. Caldwell
Nyles Harris ..... Kid
Allen Joseph
Synopsis:
Lucan becomes a prizefighter to pay the bills for a private detective
to find his parents. [RF]

1.06 Lucan: YOU CAN'T HAVE MY BABY
MGM prod. no. 3223 (copyright DPUB: 13Mar78)
13-Mar-1978 ABC Mon
Produced by Everett Chambers
Written by Mann Rubin
Directed by Corey Allen
story consultant: Robert Specht; music: J. J. Johnson.
Guest Cast:
Celeste Holm .......... Eva Jarrett
Pamela Franklin ....... Jodi
John Chandler ......... deputy
Don Reid .............. Ben
George Murdock
Ed Griffith
Synopsis:
Lucan's search for his parents leads him to a custody battle between a
young widow and her mother-in-law. [RF]

1.07 Lucan: THE PARIAH (possibly 2nd pilot)
MGM prod. no. 3202 (copyright DPUB: 27Mar78)
Barry Lowen production in association with M G M Television.
27-Mar-1978 ABC Mon
Produced by Harold Gast
Written by Steven E. De Souza
Directed by Custis Harrington
music: J. J. Johnson
Guest Cast:
Robert Reed ............ Les Braddock
Shelley Fabares ........ Marsha

Frank Campanella
Ellen Weston ........... Annie Braddock
Robbie Rist ............ Davy Braddock
Michael V. Gazzo ....... Nick
John Horn .............. Joey Tain
Paul Larson
Ted Noose
Patrick Culliton
Rusty Gilligan
Synopsis:
When Lucan rescues a boy from falling to his death, he unwittingly
brings danger to the boy's family, key witnesses in a mob trial. [RF]

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ABC Tuesdays (13Nov78-04Dec78)

2.01 [08] Lucan: NIGHTMARE
MGM prod. no. 3236 (copyright DPUB: 12Nov78)
13-Nov-1978 ABC Tue
Produced by Lew Gallo
Written by Larry Alexander, Sidney Ellis (on script: Art Eisenson, Larry Alexander)
Directed by Georg Stanford Brown
music: J. J. Johnson.
Guest Cast:
John Larch ............. Dr. Mason Walker
Claudia Jennings ....... Debbie Kern
James Carroll Jordan .... Dr. Ty Walker
Richard Camphius
Joshua Gallegos
Timothy Jerome
Synopsis:
A sick Lucan rambles about the crime he witnessed and is suspected of
being the culprit, but the real danger is his guilty doctor. [RF]

2.02 [09] Lucan: BROTHER WOLF
MGM prod. no. 3239 (copyright DPUB: 19Nov78)
20-Nov-1978 ABC Tue
Produced by Lew Gallo
Written by Sidney Ellis
Directed by Joseph Pevney
music: J. J. Johnson
Guest Cast:
Elisha Cook ........ Hal Mooney
Henry Jones ........ Camp Manager
John McLiam ........ Hap
Ed Griffith
Synopsis:
Lucan frees a young, mistreated wolf from captivity, then discovers
domesticity has rendered the pup helpless to fend for itself. [RF]

2.03 [10] Lucan: THE CREATURE FROM BEYOND THE DOOR
MGM prod. no. 3226 (copyright DPUB: 26Nov78)
27-Nov-1978 ABC Tue
Produced by Lew Gallo
Teleplay by Robert Specht/ Story by Robert Specht, Larry Alexander
Directed by Vic Morrow
music: J. J. Johnson.
Guest Cast:
Barry Sullivan ...... Amos Colfax
Jenny Sullivan ...... Hattie Colfax
William Smithers .... Stockwood
Stefan Gierasch ..... Sawyer
Synopsis:
Lucan is held hostage by a man desperate to acquire an untested
antidote for his drug-poisoned son. [RF]

2.04 [11] Lucan: THUNDER GOD GOLD (final episode)
MGM prod. no. 3238 (copyright DPUB: 3Dec78)
04-Dec-1978 ABC Tue
Produced by Lew Gallo
Written by Margaret Stewart, Cary Wilber
Directed by Hollingsworth Morse
music: J. J. Johnson
Guest Cast:
Paul Brinegar ....... Willie
Gretchen Corbett .... Bonnie
Matt Clark .......... Jake Jones
Shug Fisher ......... Prospector
Regis Philbin ....... News reporter
Ivan Naranjo
Sterling Holloway ??
Synopsis:
Claim jumpers dupe Lucan into believing an elderly prospector has
knowledge of his parents in hopes he will lead them to the old manís secret
gold mine. [RF]

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