Neon Rider

Neon Rider is a Canadian drama television series which first aired between 1990 and 1995. Created by Winston Rekert and Danny Virtue, the show was about the title character, a man named Michael Terry (Rekert) who quits his job as a therapist to become a mentor for troubled kids which he brings to his ranch. The series was filmed and set in Vancouver, and British Columbia's Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.

Neon Rider
Created byWinston Rekert
Danny Virtue
Directed byBruce Pittman
George Bloomfield
Neill Fearnley
Winston Rekert
Peter D. Marshall
Mick MacKay
Joseph L. Scanlan
René Bonnière
Danny Virtue
Allan King
Michael Robison
Vic Sarin
David Winning
Nicholas Kendall
StarringWinston Rekert
Theme music composerTerry Frewer
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes64
Executive producer(s)Winston Rekert
William Wallace Gray
Michael MacMillan
Danny Virtue
Producer(s)Justis Greene
Mary Kahn
Production location(s)Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Mission, British Columbia, Canada
Editor(s)Frank Irvine
Running time60 minutes (including commercials)
Original networkCTV (1990-1992)
YTV (1992-1995)
Original releaseSeptember 15, 1990 –
November 1, 1995

Other cast members included Sam Sarkar, William S. Taylor, Peter Williams, Suzanne Errett, Antoinette Bower, Barbara Tyson, Alex Bruhanski, Philip Granger and Jim Byrnes.

Neon Rider was produced by Alliance Atlantis and broadcast on the CTV Television Network on Saturdays at 10 PM then moved to 8 PM in 1991. CTV cancelled the series in 1992 after which original episodes continued to air on the youth-oriented cable network YTV and in syndication.

The series was also popular in Gibraltar where it aired on GBC TV.

SciFi veteran David Winning directed the third-season episode "Straight Home" guest-starring Martin Cummins.


See alsoEdit

Higher Ground: a similarly themed series.

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