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18 Wheels of Justice 

Michael Cates is an agent for the Justice Department. His assignment was to infiltrate the organization of Jacob Calder, a deadly and vicious crime boss. He saw Calder kill his mistress. ... See full summary »

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Richard C. Okie
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Complete series cast summary:
G. Gordon Liddy ...  Jacob Calder 46 episodes, 2000-2001
Lucky Vanous Lucky Vanous ...  Chance Bowman 45 episodes, 2000-2001
Lisa Thornhill ...  Agent Celia 'Cie' Baxter 45 episodes, 2000-2001
Billy Dee Williams ...  Burton Hardesty 26 episodes, 2000-2001
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Michael Cates is an agent for the Justice Department. His assignment was to infiltrate the organization of Jacob Calder, a deadly and vicious crime boss. He saw Calder kill his mistress. Calder was brought to trial and convicted. Calder was not going to let Cates off the hook, so he took a contract out on Cates. The hitman missed Cates but was able to get his wife and daughter. Cates' boss Burton Hardesty decides that the best way for Michael to avoid Calder's hitmen is for him to pose as Chance Bowman, a trucker and drive all around. Cates, however, cannot help but get involved with the lives of the people whom he meets, and seems to run into people who have deals with or know Calder. So as a result of this Calder gets a line on him and either sends someone to take him out or offers the bounty he placed on Cates to the people who informed him. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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A Nice Fugitive !
30 June 2010 | by elshikh4See all my reviews

I remember 2000 like it was yesterday. The TV was deadly boring. The fresh ideas weren't fresh. And the year's new shows were horrible. Review with me: The District (OH MY GOD), CSI (extreme OH MY GOD!), Sheena and Dark Angel were the action ones (????!!!!!), and Curb Your Enthusiasm with Malcolm in the Middle were the comedic ones (extreme????!!!!!).

I was following only Secret Agent Man, Survivor, maybe Falcone, and - yes - 18 Wheels of Justice.

The formula is known by heart: a runner from and after evil power, helping others running from and after other evil powers. Since Dr. Richard Kimble in The Fugitive (1963), the American TV doesn't get enough of many Kimbles. He can be 4 Vietnam vets (The A-Team - 1983), a nice married couple (Hot Pursuit - 1984), a nice yet quarrelsome and unmarried couple (P.S.I. Luv U - 1991), one American ex-cop biker (Renegade - 1992), one Chinese Kung-Fu fighter (Vanishing Son - 1995), and so on and on.

This round, our Kimble is another fugitive, however he works as an agent for the Justice Department; to destroy his archenemy Jacob Calder, help himself to prove his innocence, and help many other people along the way too. It seems to be (Renegade) all over again, but with a lorry not a motorcycle, a shaved lead, and a she-assistant!

Anyway, it was well-made fun. At the time, this show looked like an old memory from the 1980s. True that (G. Gordon Liddy) seemed like absolute idiot more than evil, and the format wasn't that new. But it did entertain.

(Lucky Vanous) as (Michael Cates/Chance Bowman) aside from being attractive as a 40-year-old gallant man and wounded widower, he delivered such a natural performance; I believed him utterly. (Lisa Thornhill) is a different charismatic beauty. (Billy Dee Williams) is always a delight to watch, being the best black sidekick that this lead could have had.

There is no strong sex or violence at all, which is a sincerity towards the fluff TV of the 1980s. The plots managed to keep the show watchable. There was a solid quality that distinguished the whole thing. Even the musical theme of it was catchy and thrilling.

So amongst the shows of 2000, the "Fugitive" ones, or whatever I watched--18 Wheels of Justice is something to enjoy and remember. It's the kind of shows that you have to miss nowadays.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

18 Bánh Xe Công Lý See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

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Stu Segall Productions See more »
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