Picks and Pans Review: Renegade
Professional hunk Lorenzo Lamas (Falcon Crest) plays Reno Raines, a good cop framed for murder by some corrupt colleagues. Now he prowls the country on a motorcycle, working as a bounty hunter while being pursued himself. Lending support in a high-tech RV are Lamas's Native American boss, Bobby Six Killer (Branscombe Richmond) and the boss' bustier-wearing stepsister (Lamas's wife, Kathleen Kinmont).
Lamas looks the part with his shoulder-length hair, wraparound shades, five-day stubble and low-slung chopper. But his spectacularly wooden performance helps make this action hour from producer Stephen J. Cannell one of the worst-acted series in recent years. At least Richmond seems to be having fun. But after a career as a B-movie thug, which required him to do nothing more than grunt and curse, he's probably delighted just to be speaking in complete sentences.
The action is lax and the direction sloppy. Cool concept and great look, though.