EXPLOSIVE NEW FIRST RUN ACTION/DRAMA SERIES "SOLDIER
OF FORTUNE, INC."
TO PREMIERE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22, 1997...
Prolific Film Producer Jerry Bruckheimer's
First Action Small Screen Foray
Los Angeles, CA (June 4, 1997) -- Rysher Entertainment, Neil
Russell Productions and Jerry Bruckheimer are joining forces
on the most ambitious first-run syndicated action series ever
--"SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, INC." -- premiering the week
of September 22.
Brad Johnson ("Always," "Flight of the Intruder")
stars as the leader of an elite international crime fighting
unit that is often forced to operate outside the law to achieve
its hired objectives. Jerry Bruckheimer, one of Hollywood's top
action feature film producers ("The Rock," "Crimson
Tide," "Days of Thunder," "Top Gun")
has teamed up with Neil Russell ("Donato And Daughter,"
" Not our Son"), Greg Strangis ("Murder She Wrote,"
"Falcon Crest," "Pacific Blue,") and Robert
McCullough ("Murder She Wrote," "Falcon Crest,"
"High Tide") to executive produce this new high adventure
"SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, INC." chronicles the adventures
of a top-confidential, international crime fighting unit comprised
of former military intelligence operatives. Using leading-edge
technology and weaponry, "S.O.F, INC." takes on deadly,
covert missions to protect domestic and international interests,
for a price.
Joining Johnson in this series is Tim Abell ("Executive
Command," "Steel Sharks") as Benny Ray Riddle,
an ex-marine Corps sniper and a munitions expert.
Rèal Andrews ("General Hospital") as Jason "Chance"
Walker, a former-Army helicopter specialist and a lethal weapon
in hand-to-hand combat. Melinda Clarke ("Spawn," "Return
To Two Moon Junction") stars as Margo Vincent, a former
CIA case officer in West Germany whose specialties lie in intelligence
gathering and anti-terrorist activities. Mark Sheppard ("The
X-Files," "In The Name Of The Father") stars as
Christopher "C.J." Yates, a former SAS Sergeant who
is a master in demolition and an accomplished climber.
"SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, INC." is Produced by Simpson/Bruckheimer
Films and Neil Russell Productions in association with Rysher
Entertainment. The series is distributed by Rysher Entertainment.
Headquarters in Los Angeles and offices in New York, Rysher Entertainment's
global operations encompass feature film and television production,
syndication and distribution of filmed entertainment worldwide.
Premieres the week of September 22, 1997 on independent stations
In a world where there are no obvious "bad guys," where
governments engage in secret wars and illegal activities that
threaten the security of every individual and nation on the planet,
a group of highly trained covert military operatives have joined
forces, they are "Soldier of Fortune, Inc.," an elite
crime fighting unit. Led by retired Major Matt Shepherd, "Soldier
of Fortune, Inc." goes where our government cannot and will
not venture, to protect national and international interests
and to maintain the balance of power. Even with the new world
order, people are still up to the same old tricks.
Brad Johnson as Major Matthew Q. Shepherd
Tim Abell as Benny Ray Riddle
Rèal Andrews as Jason "Chance" Walker
Mark A. Sheppard as Christopher "C.J." Yates
Melinda Clarke as Margo Vincent
David Selby as Xavier Trout
Jerry Bruckheimer, Neil R. Russell, Greg Strangis, Robert L.
Terrance T. Spazek
Simpson/Bruckheimer Films and Neil Russell Productions in association
with Rysher Entertainment
Rysher Entertainment, Inc.