Thomas the Tank makes a return appearance to take on 1992's syndicated gem Renegade
Renegade (1992) - "Renegade"
Available to Watch: Amazon Prime, Tubi, Vudu, Pluto TV
Aired: September 19, 1992
Created by: Stephen J. Cannell (Rockford Files, A-Team, 21 Jump Street, The Commish)
Official Description: After crooked cop Lieutenant "Dutch" Dixon kills his girlfriend and frames him for murder, Reno Raines escapes from jail and goes on the run.
- Lorenzo Lamas as Reno Raines / Vincent Black
- Branscombe Richmond as Robert "Bobby" Sixkiller
- Kathleen Kinmont as Cheyenne Phillips (seasons one-four)
- Stephen J. Cannell as Donald "Dutch" Dixon
Amazon/IMDB User Reviews
Rated 10/10 by goaheadmakemyday200727 in November 2019:
"The best movie ever still waiting for them too make more
i like it when he kick ass and beats people up
sixkiller is so funny i'm rolling on the floor
and his sister wow she is hot best dress
men and women
nice movie lay out hello to all"
Rated 2/10 by jameslculp28 in March 2019:
"Lorenzo really puts a lot of effort into acting in this show. If you've ever seen anyone acting this hard, you'd remember it. This show is why you don't see him on anything anymore, cause he's "acted out". He left everything on the set! Each grimace and flashback pushes his envelope to act even harder, until he's just plain Acted out!"
- IMDB Score: 6/10
- Rotten Tomatoes: no score
- Metacritic: No score
- Google: 87%
- Amazon: 4.5 / 5
- TV.com: 7.8/10
- Boom: Stephen J. Cannell created Renegade in order to specifically capitalize on the booming syndicated market.
- Wanted: Dead or Alive: Cannell hired a director to create a package to sell to buyers using Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” and it featured scenes that never appeared in the show, like Lamas swinging on a rope firing a machine gun. The sequence eventually became the intro to the show.
- Hate You: Lamas and Cannell weren’t happy with the first season, unhappy that the story of being framed was minimized in favor of him being the drifter who solves crimes. “"Last year, some of the shows were driven by the guest cast," said Lamas. "In some of the plots, Reno, Bobby and Cheyenne were just going along for the ride. And I don't think that's the show Stephen Cannell had in mind.” Lamas said in 1993. “"And the characters needed to be more human. Reno would just show up to where he needed to be, but how did he get there? Why doesn't he leave the country? Why does he hang around and wait to be picked up by a cop who sees his poster? What is Cheyenne all about?”
- Dutch Pentameter: Creator Stephen J. Cannell played the evil cop Dutch Dixon and would become a recurring character up till the end. Cannell said they auditioned 10-15 actors but Lamas was the one that suggested he play Dutch.
- Live to Ride, Ride to Live: Lamas said the motorcycle was the star of the show and that Renegade was the #1 show among Harley riders. For most scenes they used stunt bikes but they kept one model just for glamour shots. Reno’s alias is also Vincent Black and the bike’s model is a black Vincent.
- Hired and Fired: Kinmont and Lamas were married when Renegade started; she was his third wife. In his 2015 autobiography Renegade at Heart, he said that he feared being apart would hurt their marriage, so he persuaded Cannell to hire Kinmont as Cheyenne...and they divorced in 1993. Lamas then hooked up with Playmate Shauna Sand and she started hanging around set which angered Kinmont. Kinmont then went on Howard Stern and made some comments about Said, after which Lamas had Kinmont fired from the show.
- The Man in Black is Back: Johnny Cash made an appearance on a 1996 Christmas episode as a bail jumper Reno goes after, but they end up going on a Christmas Carol tour of how the world would be if Reno had been gunned down instead of going on the run.
- Nair: After 4 seasons Lamas decided to buzz his hair off and because it was out of character producers forced him to wear a really bad wig for the last season that looks closer to Joe Dirt’s mullet.
- Failed Spinoff: They tried to make the season 2 finale a backdoor pilot for Carrick O’Quinn. In the episode, O’Quinn is the head of a police commando squad that blinds a judge who is a friend of Reno’s. In the proposed show, Quinn would have quit the force and helped out the blind judge without ever revealing his identity.
- Lorenzo Lamas (Reno): Son to actor Fernando Lamas, he got his debut on Jane Wyman Theater when he had to fill in for his dad when his mother Arlene went into labor and Fernando left. After graduating military school, he turned to acting and went on to do guest roles on shows like Love Boat and Fantasy Island. In 1980 he went on to star on the soap opera Falcon Crest, where Wyman ended up playing his grandmother. He was the only actor to appear in all 227 episodes of the show.
After Falcon Crest he became a B-movie action star with movies like Gladiator Cop, Terminal Justice and Bounty Tracker. He starred in Renegade from 1992 to 97 and after that went on to star in another soap The Bold and the Beautiful from 2004 to 2006.
After that things started to fall off and he turned to small stage work , such as playing El Gallo in the Fantasticks at the Casa Manana Theater in Ft. Worth in 2008.
In 2009 he and his family starred in a failed reality show called Leave it to Lamas about him and his family as he starts dating again. It ran for 8 episodes.
In 2015 he was on the Celebrity Apprentice and from then on he’s been popping up in smaller features such as Prayer Never Fails, Road To Hell: A Chinaman’s Chance, and WWJD 2: What Would Jesus Do The Journey Continues.
While filming Renegade he got his pilot’s license to be able to fly back and forth to Arizona to see his kids; as a result Lorenzo Lamas now operates commercial helicopter trips over NYC.
- Fun fact: Fernando Lamas, already a star in Argentina, left behind his wife and 2 daughters in Argentina to become a Hollywood star.
- Fun fact: When he was working on Falcon Crest, Lamas would often be seen riding off set with fellow actor Abby Dalton’s daughter who had had a crush on him since she was in 9th grade: that was Kathleen Kinmont, aka Cheyenne.
- Fun fact: He received a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor on the break dancing movie Body Rock and he also released a song called “Fools Like Me” that made it to the top 100 on the Billboard Hot 100.
- Fun fact: he’s been married 5 times, including Kathleen Kinmont and never once was a pre-nup signed. He also has 6 kids.
- Fun fact: his son AJ, from his second wife Michelle, had a one night stand with Lorenzo’s wife Shauna Sand and they feud about it to this day.
- Kathleen Kinmont (Cheyenne): Got her debut on the New Joey Bishop Show when her mother, Abby Dalton, was playing Joey’s wife. When she got pregnant twice they wrote both kids into the show, including Kathleen.
Her first feature role was in the 1984 film Hardbodies and she went on to appear in Halloween 4 and Bride of Re-Animator. After marrying Lamas and scoring Renegade, that became her biggest role until she was dropped from the show. After that she had guest roles in shows like future TPP show Silk Stalkings and past TPP shows Mortal Kombat: Conquest and VIP.
- Fun fact: Lamas and Kinmont appeared and worked on several movies together, including Night of the Warrior, Final Impact, CIA: Code Name Alexa, Human Target, and CIA II: Target Alexa.
- Fun Fact: She is now a photographer in LA and has released a yoga video called Kathleen Kinmont’s Restorative Core Yoga.
- Branscombe Richmond (Bobby): also known as Richmond Branscombe, Ranscombe Richmon, Ranhome Quickman or Branscom Richmond.
Got started in 70s TV with parts in Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Charlie’s Angels, and more. Got his featured role on the 1984 show Hawaiian Heat as a policeman; the show failed as it was setup to compete against Dallas. His next show Heart of the City in 1986 also failed; it was 78th out of 79th shows that season. He went on to play a minor role as Moki in the pilot episode of Magnum PI but was replaced; however he went on to play different bad guys in the show. He then went on to do movies like Commando, Action Jackson, Hard to Kill and Batman Returns.
Since Renegade he has continued to guest regularly on TV shows and roles in movies like The Scorpion King and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. He is know the voice of Gibraltar in the video game Apex legends.
Fun fact: he is of English, Native American, Native Hawaiian, French, French Polynesian, Spanish, and Portuguese descent.
Fun fact: he is the official spokesman for Indian Motorcyles and is the lead singer of the band “Brandscombe Richmond and the Renegade Posse”.
Fun fact: the Grindcore band Anal Cunt paid tribute to him with a track called “Brandscombe Richmond” on their album I Like It When You Die.
- 1992 in pop culture:
- Avg Cost of a gallon of gas: $1.13 ($1.80 today. Thanks Covid)
- Avg cost of a new house: $122,5 00 ($423,000 today)
- Average rent: $825 ($1405 today)
- Avg Salary: $22,000 ($74,200 today)
- Minimum wage: $4.25 (7.25 today)
- Avg cost of a movie ticket: $5 ($9.26 today)
- Cost of a Super Bowl ad: $850,000; $6 million today
- Top grossing films: Aladdin, Home Alone 2, Batman Returns, Lethal Weapon 3, a Few Good Men
- Top 5 songs: I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
- Ross Perot announced he’d run against George Bush and Bill Clinton in the election
- John Gotti is found guilty of murder and other crimes
- McDonalds opens its first restaurant in Beijing
- Rioting breaks out in LA after the acquittal of four white officers who beat Rodney King while being
- Mike Tyson is convicted of rape of Miss Rhode Island
- Windows 3.1 and Microsoft Works is released
- 1992 in TV:
- During the Superbowl Half time show Fox counter programs with In LIving COlor
- The Cosby Show airs its series finale as does Hee Haw
- Future president Bill Clinton sits in with the Arsenio Hall show band and plays sax
- Tracey Gold is written out of Growing Pains after developing anorexia and placed in hospital care
- Batman TAS premieres on Fox
- The Sci Fi Channel launches
- The TV movie Saved By the Bell Hawaiian Style airs on NBC
Top rated shows of 1992: 60 Minutes, Rosanne, Home Improvement, Murphy Brown, Murder She WRote, Coach, MNF, Cheers and Full House
Shows Premiering in 1992: The Dennis Miller Show, Young Indiana Jones, Barney & Friends, Red Shoe Diaries, Melrose Place, The Larry Sanders Show, Are you Afriad of the Dark, Batman TAS, The Rush Limbaugh Show, Golden Palace, Mad About You, The Ben Stiller Show and X-Men TAS
Shows Ending in 1992: James BOnd Jr, Candid Camera, Growing Pains, Who’s the Boss, Jake and the Fatman, Golden Girls, Salute Your SHorts, Tiny Toon Adventures, Darkwing Duck