Neon Rider

Neon Rider

1991 - 1994, Drama
A child psychologist runs a ranch for troubled teens.

Episode Guide

  • Neon Rider - What's Up, Doc? (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    What's Up, Doc?

    Eleanor, Walt and Vic offer their views on life at the ranch to a visiting television interviewer when Michael suffers from stage fright.

  • Neon Rider - Where the Buffalo Roam (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Where the Buffalo Roam

    A lost search-and-rescue warden finds Michael, Eleanor and the gang stranded in an abandoned cabin during a bad winter storm.

  • Neon Rider - Fathers (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:


    Christmas at the ranch brings problems as Michael tries to discover what happened to the Christmas fund; Eleanor prepares for her father's funeral.

  • Neon Rider - Cowboys and Indians (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Cowboys and Indians

    Vic senses a mystical connection to a young American Indian who arrives at the ranch; tension mounts over Danny's crush on Justine.

  • Neon Rider - Little Con (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Little Con

    Michael and Eleanor labor to understand a young con artist's mind when they discover she has promised several couples they can adopt her unborn child.

  • Neon Rider - The Secret Life of Garret Tuggle (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    The Secret Life of Garret Tuggle

    Vic invites reclusive Garret Tuggle to the ranch, then has second thoughts when the young man begins to fantasize about a troubled ranch hand.

  • Neon Rider - Saint Vincent (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Saint Vincent

    Michael tries to maintain calm at the ranch when a mysterious man who claims to perform miracles attracts attention.

  • Neon Rider - Moving On (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Moving On

    Walt's health declines dramatically after nursing Rose; Michael agonizes over his love for the ranch and his excitement about moving ahead.

  • Neon Rider - Moving On (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Moving On

    Walt nurses Rose through drug withdrawal; Michael gets a tempting offer.

  • Neon Rider - The Best Man (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    The Best Man

    The ranch is abuzz with preparations for the wedding of one of its alumni, while Michael plays detective to find the missing wedding ring.

  • Neon Rider - Walking Tall (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Walking Tall

    Michael tries to track down the supplier of the uncut heroin that killed a ranch alumni and help a young pornographic-movie actress.

  • Neon Rider - Safe at Home (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Safe at Home

    A visit by Pin's former flame leaves him shaken by the news that he has an 11-year-old son; the gang plans a celebrity softball game.

  • Neon Rider - Live and Let Go (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Live and Let Go

    Walt's HIV status puts a strain on his budding relationship with Amanda; Dennis' injured horse may have to be destroyed.

  • Neon Rider - Extreme Prejudice (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Extreme Prejudice

    Amid accusations of abuse by someone at the ranch, Michael must deal with Eleanor's unexplained behavior.

  • Neon Rider - Brothers (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:


    Pin and Walt try to help two brothers who arrive in the city after fleeing from an abusive home.

  • Neon Rider - The Good, the Bad and Eleanor (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    The Good, the Bad and Eleanor

    Michael brings a girl to the ranch to help her escape from a street gang; Eleanor dreams that Michael is defending the same girl from outlaws in the Old West.

  • Neon Rider - On the Line (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    On the Line

    Eleanor fills in for Michael on a talk show along with a recently published child psychologist.

  • Neon Rider - Daniel (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:


    Michael tries to help a young victim of sexual abuse whose increasing instability may be the cause for a girl's sudden disappearance.

  • Neon Rider - Point Blank (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Point Blank

    Michael searches for a gun on the ranch; Rachel sends a boy to the ranch while she helps his mother escape from an abusive husband.

  • Neon Rider - Labour Day (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Labour Day

    Michael tries to help Jack cope with the idea of fatherhood; an overworked Rachel becomes a problem for Reid.

  • Neon Rider - Night of the Living Ed (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Night of the Living Ed

    While Michael and Eleanor deal with their feelings for one another, a former stalker named Ed becomes attracted to Eleanor.

  • Neon Rider - The Color Line (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    The Color Line

    A young white-supremacist creates tension at the ranch after the police suspect the youth of murder.

  • Neon Rider - Straight Home (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Straight Home

    Jesse faces the challenge of leaving the ranch and going home to his alcoholic mother and his friends who drink.

  • Neon Rider - Saint Walt (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Saint Walt

    Michael is attacked by two youths; Walt starts drinking heavily after discovering he's HIV-positive.

  • Neon Rider - A Perfect Ten (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    A Perfect Ten

    A youth senselessly attacks zoo animals; a girl's beauty brings her pain and abuse.

  • Neon Rider - Parents' Day (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Parents' Day

    A brother and sister (Wyatt Orr, Lelainia Lindbjerg) are at odds over how to treat their folks on Parents Day at the ranch; Pin and Walt search for a young runaway (Molly Parker).

  • Neon Rider - Nowhere Fast (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Nowhere Fast

    Pin faces an uphill battle trying to get a heroin addict (Johannah Newmarch) to kick her habit; Michael resorts to methods he hates to help a boy (Byron Lucas) who keeps returning to the ranch.

  • Neon Rider - Phoenix (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:


    Michael tries to help a burn-scarred teenager (Christopher Bolton) overcome his new physical and emotional wounds.

  • Neon Rider - Before I Sleep (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Before I Sleep

    Michael's life depends on his ability to break through to a schizophrenic teen after a car accident leaves him trapped in the wreckage.

  • Neon Rider - Bad Moon Rising (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Bad Moon Rising

    A leukemia patient (Heather Hess) finds a new lease on life while at the ranch; Vic is strongly attracted to a nurse (Beatrice Boepple) who is giving lectures on safe sex.

  • Neon Rider - Twist in the Wind (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Twist in the Wind

    A police officer's (Scott Hylands) reliance on a "snitch" (Adrian Holmes) endangers the youth's life after he is reported missing from the ranch.

  • Neon Rider - Bread and Water (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Bread and Water

    Rachel discovers that Laura Reid (Sandra P. Grant) suffers from anorexia nervosa; Eleanor receives news of her promotion, but is torn between it and her involvement at the ranch.

  • Neon Rider - Men of Principle (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Men of Principle

    Singer Colin James participates in a benefit concert to prevent the environmental ruin of the valley; a teenager (Sean Roberge) believes in ecological terrorism to speed up change.

  • Neon Rider - Providence (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:


    Michael asks everyone at the ranch to describe their dreams as a way of helping a girl (Ocean Hellman) overcome the nightmares that torment her.

  • Neon Rider - Secrets (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:


    Michael becomes entangled in the lives of his former sister-in-law's family when he learns that her son (Nathaniel Moreau) is being abused by her new husband (Victor Young).

  • Neon Rider - The Twelfth Step (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Twelfth Step

    Michael responds to the pressures at the ranch and the death of a friend (Gordon Tipple) by taking to the bottle; Eleanor and Rachel take over the ranch's reins while Michael is incapacitated.

  • Neon Rider - Loyalties (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:


    An attempted murder at the ranch closes it until the crime is solved, so Michael tries to weed out the truth from widely divergent testimony given by a number of people.

  • Neon Rider - 1117 (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:


    Pin reacts to a friend's death by joining an outreach center in town; Michael and Eleanor help a pregnant teenager (Janna Mortil) who is the victim of date rape.

  • Neon Rider - A Face in the Crowd (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    A Face in the Crowd

    Michael gets into a dispute with Eleanor James, whose assignment is to make sense of the ranch's financial affairs; later, he tries to instill a sense of trust in a former gang leader.

  • Neon Rider - Running Man (Season 1 Episode 26)
    Season 1 Episode 26:

    Running Man

    Loan sharks come after a runaway (Jaimz Woolvett) whose well-known father disappeared.

  • Neon Rider - Vengeance (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:


    A violent and emotionally unstable rape victim (Victoria Maxwell) is assigned to the ranch for rehabilitation.

  • Neon Rider - Backwater (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:


    Michael, Pin and Vic find an illegal dump and a very sick girl while investigating an oil slick in the watering hole.

  • Neon Rider - Hacker (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:


    A young paraplegic at the ranch breaks into a computer system for illegal betting, but its operators trace the hacker and set out for the kill.

  • Neon Rider - Over the Line (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Over the Line

    While searching for the truth behind a hit-and-run accident for which Pin is in jail, Michael helps a teenage alcoholic and her brother.

  • Neon Rider - Blood Feud (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Blood Feud

    Michael learns a violent stepfather is behind a teen's angry behavior.

  • Neon Rider - High Wire (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    High Wire

    Michael's relationship with a woman (Laurie Paton) deteriorates after her daughter (Deanna Mulligan) is sent to the ranch.

  • Neon Rider - Like Father, Like Son (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Like Father, Like Son

    A racist teenager (Doug Williams) inciting hatred for an Asian boy (Mike Andaluz) at the ranch is taken away by his father; when their escape van breaks down, Michael saves them.

  • Neon Rider - Model Student (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Model Student

    A highly intelligent student (Bentley Mitchum) proves he has deep-seated problems after he is busted for dealing drugs.

  • Neon Rider - John Doe (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    John Doe

    A troubled youth (Andrew Miller), bothered by the death of his brother, resists Michael's help and eventually runs away; John is held captive.

  • Neon Rider - Suspicions (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:


    Michael struggles to discover who has been terrorizing Rachel; Chris (Gaetana Korbin) rescues a horse she believes is to be destroyed.

  • Neon Rider - Under Pressure (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Under Pressure

    Skate Bingham (Michael Dax), a former delinquent, stands accused of burglarizing the warehouse where he works.

  • Neon Rider - You Can Run (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    You Can Run

    An unstable teenager escapes from a mental institution, intent on exacting revenge on Michael for committing him; Rachel helps victims of abuse.

  • Neon Rider - Guardian Angel (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Guardian Angel

    Michael, Pin and a Vietnamese merchant unite to break up a gang that has been extorting money from the shopkeeper.

  • Neon Rider - Starting Over (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Starting Over

    A series of robberies blamed on children at the ranch threatens to shut it down; a recovering drug addict continues to abuse drugs.

  • Neon Rider - The Mighty Quinn (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The Mighty Quinn

    Michael does his best to reform a teenage pimp (Roland Rothchild) who is now being stalked by vengeful pimps.

  • Neon Rider - Playing With Fire (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Playing With Fire

    An evaluator who disapproves of Michael's methods thwarts his attempt to procure government funding; Pin is in trouble in the city.

  • Neon Rider - All's Fair in Love and War (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    All's Fair in Love and War

    A teenage hooker seeks refuge at the ranch, but her conduct forces Michael to the city, where he discovers one of her clients is trying to buy the ranch.

  • Neon Rider - Clay Pigeon (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Clay Pigeon

    Michael struggles to identify the would-be hired killer (Timothy Webber) of a protected witness (Kelly Johnston) being harbored at the ranch.

  • Neon Rider - One Step at a Time (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    One Step at a Time

    Michael tries to arrange for two brothers to be together on the ranch; a gang of tough teens puts out a contract on Pin.

  • Neon Rider - Devil's Child (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Devil's Child

    When Michael rescues 14-year-old Paul from a satanic cult, its manipulative leader plots to have the boy murder Michael.

  • Neon Rider - Nowhere to Run (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Nowhere to Run

    A cougar attacks Michael's sheep and threatens a pregnant runaway teenager (Maggie O'Hara).

  • Neon Rider - Dude (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:


    A child psychologist leaves the city to set up a hostel for problem teens.

  • Neon Rider - Dude (Pilot Episode 2)
    Pilot Episode 2:


    Michael faces financial problems and criticisms of his work with three adolescents.