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
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 networkCTV (1990-1992)
YTV (1992-1995)
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original 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.

SciFi veteran David Winning directed the third-season episode "Straight Home" guest-starring Martin Cummins.[2]


  • 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"Nowhere to Run"George BloomfieldTBASeptember 15, 1990 (1990-09-15)
22"Hardcase"Brad TurnerAubrey Solomon1990 (1990)
33"Devil's Child"George BloomfieldMarlene Matthews1990 (1990)
44"One Step"TBATBA1990 (1990)
55"Clay Pigeon"René BonnièreRichard Oleksiak1990 (1990)
66"All's Fair"George MendelukJorge Montesi & Peter Haynes1990 (1990)
77"Playing With Fire"TBATBA1990 (1990)
88"The Mighty Quinn"TBATBA1990 (1990)
99"Starting Over"Bruce PittmanAubrey Solomon1990 (1990)
1010"Guardian Angel"Michael RobisonJerome McCann1990 (1990)
1111"You Can Run"Allan KingTeleplay by: Cash Edwards
Story by: R.A. Lyons
1990 (1990)
1212"Confessions"TBATBA1990 (1990)
1313"Under Pressure"TBATBA1990 (1990)
1414"Suspicions"Stuart GillardAubrey Solomon1990 (1990)
1515"John Doe"TBATBA1990 (1990)
1616"Model Student"Neill FearnleyCarl Binder1990 (1990)
1717"Father and Son"TBATBA1990 (1990)
1818"High Wire"TBATBA1990 (1990)
1919"Blood Feud"Bruce PittmanAubrey Solomon1990 (1990)
2020"Over the Line"TBATBA1990 (1990)
2121"Hacker"Vic SarinTeleplay by: Brad Wright
Story by: R.A. Lyons
1990 (1990)
2222"Backwater"TBATBA1990 (1990)
2323"Vengeance"Scott HylandsAubrey Solomon1990 (1990)
2424"Running Man"TBATBA1990 (1990)

Season 2: 1991[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
251"A Face in the Crowd"TBATBA1991 (1991)
262"1117"TBATBA1991 (1991)
273"Loyalties"Joseph L. ScanlanBrad Wright1991 (1991)
284"The Twelfth Step"TBATBA1991 (1991)
295"Secrets"TBATBA1991 (1991)
306"Providence"Bruce PittmanCarl Binder1991 (1991)
317"Men of Principle"Neill FearnleyHart Hanson1991 (1991)
328"Bread and Water"TBATBA1991 (1991)
339"Twist in the Wind"TBATBA1991 (1991)
3410"Black Moon Rising"TBATBA1991 (1991)
3511"Before I Sleep"TBATBA1991 (1991)
3612"Phoenix"Ken JubenvillCarl Binder1991 (1991)
3713"Nowhere Fast"Neill FearnleyCarl Binder1991 (1991)
3814"Parent's Day"George BloomfieldBrad Wright1991 (1991)

Season 3[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
391"A Perfect 10"TBACarl Binder1992 (1992)
402"Saint Walt"TBATBA1992 (1992)
413"Straight Home"David WinningBrad Wright1992 (1992)
424TBATBATBA1992 (1992)
435"Night of the Living Ed"TBATBA1992 (1992)
446TBATBATBA1992 (1992)
457"Point Blank"George BloomfieldAlan DiFiorie1992 (1992)
468TBATBATBA1992 (1992)
479"On the Line"TBATBA1992 (1992)
4810TBATBATBA1992 (1992)
4911TBATBATBA1992 (1992)

Season 4[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
501"Extreme Prejudice"TBATBA1993 (1993)
512"Live and Let Go"Mick MacKayLaura Doyle & Brad Wright1993 (1993)
523"Safe at Home"TBATBA1993 (1993)
534"Walking Tall"TBATBA1993 (1993)
545"The Best Man"TBATBA1993 (1993)

Season 5[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
551"Moving On: Part 1"Winston RekertBrad Wright1994 (1994)
562"Moving On: Part 2"Winston RekertBrad Wright1994 (1994)
573"St. Vincent"TBATBA1994 (1994)
584"The Secret Life of Garret Tuggle"TBATBA1994 (1994)
595"Little Con"TBATBA1994 (1994)
606"Cowboys and Indians"TBATBA1994 (1994)
617"Fathers"TBATBA1994 (1994)
628"Where the Buffalo Roam"TBATBA1994 (1994)
639"What's Up, Doc?"TBATBA1994 (1994)

See also[edit]


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

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