Bargain For This Price
Michael Serrano | Barkhamsted, Ct USA | 06/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For this price you can't beat the value. Seven episodes of outdoor adventure, with a likable cast and some very nice scenery. Robert Conrad
still looks fit and believable as a search and rescue volunteer. I bought this expecting it to be the pilot, and was very pleased to find seven episodes. It's a shame the show didn't get a chance as you can see the cast grow as you watch the episodes. Each episode was better than the previous one. Good bargain, good entertaining show."
High sierra search and rescue
Fan from OC | Orange County, CA | 03/05/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I bought it upon Michael's review and I agree with him. I enjoyed it."
Robert Conrad's Last Hurrah
David Gordon | Las Vegas, NV | 04/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was Robert Conrad's last series in a career spanning five decades, from Hawaiian Eye in the fifties through The Wild Wild West in the sixties and Baa Baa Black Sheep in the seventies, to a stream of TV movies and quickly canceled series in the eighties and nineties.
Like the even more quickly canceled "Jesse Hawk," High Sierra Search and Rescue was a family affair: Conrad and his wife, LaVelda Fann, played two of the characters, and two of his children from his first marriage produced. The series was set and shot in their home town of Bear Valley, and included a number of locals in the cast and crew. Only seven episodes were produced for a summer run in 1995, as a follow-up to a 1994 TV movie of the same name.
Although Conrad and Dee Wallace Stone as the local grocery store owner carry the younger actors, the scenery is the real star. A single DVD contains all seven episodes, but manages to retain a fairly good quality. The dialog is a bit lame and plot lines insipid, but for what it is - a simple show about ordinary people in a small California town - it's actually quite good.