Neon Rider

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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
Stuart Margolin
Brad Turner
Charles Lazer
George Mendeluk
Michael Berry
Stuart Gillard
Scott Hylands
Alan Simmonds
Ken Jubenvill
Crawford Hawkins
StarringWinston Rekert
Theme music composerTerry Frewer
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes64
Executive producersWinston Rekert
Michael MacMillan
Danny Virtue
ProducersJustis Greene
Mary Kahn
Production locationsVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Mission, British Columbia, Canada
EditorFrank Irvine
Running time60 minutes (including commercials)
Production companyVirtue/Rekert Productions
Original release
NetworkCTV (1990-1992)
YTV (1992-1995)
ReleaseSeptember 15, 1990 (1990-09-15) –
November 1, 1995 (1995-11-01)

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 psychologist named Michael Terry (Rekert) who, after writing a successful book on adolescent psychology, purchases his childhood friend's family ranch just outside of Mission, British Columbia to open a therapeutic residential treatment program for troubled and abused teens. The series was filmed and set in Vancouver, and British Columbia's Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.[1]

Other cast members included Samuel Sarkar, William S. Taylor, Peter Williams, Suzanne Errett-Balcom, 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.


  • Winston Rekert as Michael Terry
  • Samuel Sarkar as Vic
  • Barbara Tyson as Eleanor James (seasons 2–5)
  • William S. Taylor as John Philip Reid III
  • Alex Bruhanski as C.C. Dechardon (season 1)
  • Antoinette Bower as Fox Devlin (seasons 1–3)
  • Peter Williams as Pin
  • Suzanne Errett-Balcom as Rachel Woods (seasons 1–5)
  • Philip Granger as Walt (seasons 2–5)
  • Jim Byrnes as Kevin (seasons 2–5)


Season 1[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Dude"Stuart MargolinStuart MargolinTBA
22"Nowhere to Run"George BloomfieldAubrey SolomonSeptember 15, 1990 (1990-09-15)
33"Hardcase"Brad TurnerAubrey Solomon1990 (1990)
44"Devil's Child"George BloomfieldMarlene Matthews1990 (1990)
55"One Step"Charles LazerNeill Fearnley1990 (1990)
66"Clay Pigeon"René BonnièreRichard Oleksiak1990 (1990)
77"All's Fair"George MendelukJorge Montesi & Peter Haynes1990 (1990)
88"Playing With Fire"Bruce PittmanDavid Eames1990 (1990)
99"The Mighty Quinn"Neill FearnleyChristian Bruyère1990 (1990)
1010"Starting Over"Bruce PittmanAubrey Solomon1990 (1990)
1111"Guardian Angel"Michael RobisonJerome McCann1990 (1990)
1212"You Can Run"Allan KingStory by : R.A. Lyons
Teleplay by : Cash Edwards
1990 (1990)
1313"Confessions"Neill FearnleyWinston Rekert, Danny Virtue, Carl Binder1990 (1990)
1414"Under Pressure"Michael BerryAubrey Solomon1990 (1990)
1515"Suspicions"Stuart GillardAubrey Solomon1990 (1990)
1616"John Doe"Joseph L. ScanlanBrad Wright1990 (1990)
1717"Model Student"Neill FearnleyCarl Binder1990 (1990)
1818"Father and Son"Bruce PittmanTBD1990 (1990)
1919"High Wire"Neill FearnleyBrad Wright1990 (1990)
2020"Blood Feud"Bruce PittmanAubrey Solomon1990 (1990)
2121"Over the Line"George BloomfieldSally Drake, Thomas Y. Drake1990 (1990)
2222"Hacker"Vic SarinStory by : R.A. Lyons
Teleplay by : Brad Wright
1990 (1990)
2323"Backwater"René BonnièreBrad Wright1990 (1990)
2424"Vengeance"Scott HylandsAubrey Solomon1990 (1990)
2525"Running Man"Bruce PittmanBill Thumm1990 (1990)

Season 2: 1991[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
261"A Face in the Crowd"TBDTBD1991 (1991)
272"1117"Neill FearnleyBrad Wright1991 (1991)
283"Loyalties"Joseph L. ScanlanBrad Wright1991 (1991)
294"The Twelfth Step"Bruce PittmanCarl Binder1991 (1991)
305"Secrets"Peter D. MarshallRick Drew1991 (1991)
316"Providence"Bruce PittmanCarl Binder1991 (1991)
327"Men of Principle"Neill FearnleyHart Hanson1991 (1991)
338"Bread and Water"Bruce PittmanBrad Wright1991 (1991)
349"Twist in the Wind"TBDAlan Di Fiore1991 (1991)
3510"Black Moon Rising"Bruce PittmanJana Veverka1991 (1991)
3611"Before I Sleep"Alan SimmondsBrad Wright1991 (1991)
3712"Phoenix"Ken JubenvillCarl Binder1991 (1991)
3813"Nowhere Fast"Neill FearnleyCarl Binder1991 (1991)
3914"Parent's Day"George BloomfieldBrad Wright1991 (1991)

Season 3[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
401"A Perfect 10"George BloomfieldCarl Binder1992 (1992)
412"Saint Walt"Bruce PittmanBrad Wright1992 (1992)
423"Straight Home"David WinningBrad Wright1992 (1992)
434"Colour Line"Bruce PittmanCarl Binder1992 (1992)
445"Night of the Living Ed"George BloomfieldBrad Wright1992 (1992)
456"Labour Day"Bruce PittmanCarl Binder1992 (1992)
467"Point Blank"George BloomfieldAlan Di Fiore1992 (1992)
478"Daniel"Bruce PittmanBrad Wright1992 (1992)
489"On the Line"Mick MacKayWinston Rekert, Danny Virtue, Rick Drew1992 (1992)
4910"The Good, The Bad and Eleanor"Winston RekertWinston Rekert, Carl Binder1992 (1992)
5011"Brothers"Winston RekertBrad Wright1992 (1992)

Season 4[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
511"Extreme Prejudice"Nicholas KendallBrad Wright1993 (1993)
522"Live and Let Go"Mick MacKayLaura Doyle, Brad Wright1993 (1993)
533"Safe at Home"Peter D. MarshallAlison Lea Bingeman1993 (1993)
544"Walking Tall"Danny VirtueRichard Oleksiak1993 (1993)
555"The Best Man"Bruce PittmanChris Haddock1993 (1993)

Season 5[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
561"Moving On: Part 1"Winston RekertBrad Wright1994 (1994)
572"Moving On: Part 2"Winston RekertBrad Wright1994 (1994)
583"St. Vincent"Peter D. MarshallVictor Nicolle1994 (1994)
594"The Secret Life of Garret Tuggle"Bruce PittmanCarl Binder1994 (1994)
605"Little Con"Bruce PittmanCharles Lazer1994 (1994)
616"Cowboys and Indians"Danny VirtueCarmen Thibault, Jeremy R. Wright1994 (1994)
627"Fathers"Bruce PittmanBrad Wright, Laura Doyle1994 (1994)
638"Where the Buffalo Roam"Mick MacKayCarl Binder1994 (1994)
649"What's Up, Doc?"Crawford HawkinsScott Renyard1994 (1994)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Neon Rider". IMDB. Retrieved December 17, 2020.

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