18 Wheels of Justice (2000)

Cover
Movie Details Source: [IMDb]
Original title:
Also known as:
Title Year Country Comment
18 Wheels of Justice original title
18 Wheels of Justice Canada English title
Oikeutta tien päällä Finland
La loi du fugitif France
Highway to Hell - 18 Räder aus Stahl Germany
Országutak őrangyala Hungary
Road to justice - Il giustiziere Italy
18 Bánh Xe Công Lý Vietnam
Type: TV Series
Keywords: number in series title, digit in series title, redheaded woman, vehicle in series title, vigilante
Seasons: 2
Year: 2000
Runtime: 60 minutes
MPAA:
Country Rating
Australia M
Netherlands 6
United States TV-MA
Rating: 6.3
Votes: 188
Languages: English
Country: USA
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Colors: Color
Sound: Stereo
Director:
Name Role
Terence H. Winkless (10 episodes, 2000-2001)
Stewart Raffill (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Camilo Vila (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Russell Solberg (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Carl Weathers (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Tom Jewett (3 episodes, 2001)
Sidney J. Furie (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Ron Garcia (2 episodes, 2000)
Craig H. Shepherd (2 episodes, 2001)
Terence J. Edwards (1 episode, 2000)
John B. Moranville (1 episode, 2000)
Stephen L. Posey (1 episode, 2000)
Robert Radler (1 episode, 2000)
Ron Satlof (1 episode, 2000)
Robert Weaver (1 episode, 2000)
Rob Dunson (1 episode, 2001)
William Gereghty (1 episode, 2001)
Rob Hedden (1 episode, 2001)
Gus Trikonis (1 episode, 2001)
Writing By:
Name Role
Ray Tex Brown (44 episodes, 2000-2001)
Richard C. Okie (developer) (44 episodes, 2000-2001)
Darrell Fetty (7 episodes, 2000-2001)
Richard Maxwell (5 episodes, 2001)
Terry Black (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Julie Beers (3 episodes, 2000)
Bill Dial (3 episodes, 2000)
Harold Apter (3 episodes, 2001)
David H. Balkan (3 episodes, 2001)
Mark Lisson (3 episodes, 2001)
Howard Chaykin (2 episodes, 2001)
Joe Johnson (2 episodes, 2001)
William Bigelow (1 episode, 2000)
Philip DeGuere Jr. (1 episode, 2000)
Doug Heyes Jr. (1 episode, 2000)
Elinor Jewett (1 episode, 2000)
Coleman Luck III (1 episode, 2000)
Robin Madden (1 episode, 2000)
Lorianne T. Overton (1 episode, 2000)
David Newman (1 episode, 2001)
Gallatin Warfield (1 episode, 2001)
Produced By:
Name Role
Rob Dunson line producer (44 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jay Firestone consulting producer (44 episodes, 2000-2001)
Adam Haight consulting producer (44 episodes, 2000-2001)
Scott Levitta co-producer (44 episodes, 2000-2001)
Stu Segall executive producer (44 episodes, 2000-2001)
John Visconti producer (44 episodes, 2000-2001)
Philip von Alvensleben producer (44 episodes, 2000-2001)
Warren Weideman producer (44 episodes, 2000-2001)
Tom Keefe associate producer (36 episodes, 2000-2001)
Darrell Fetty consulting producer / supervising producer (31 episodes, 2000-2001)
Robb F. Dalton executive producer / production executive (23 episodes, 2000-2001)
Richard C. Okie executive producer (22 episodes, 2000)
David H. Balkan executive producer (22 episodes, 2001)
Richard Maxwell producer (22 episodes, 2001)
Mark Lisson consulting producer (14 episodes, 2001)
Bill Dial consulting producer (11 episodes, 2000)
Shannon Tetreault associate producer (8 episodes, 2001)
Ted Eccles producer (1 episode, 2000)
Chris Greenleaf production executive (1 episode, 2000)
Ken Stewart producer (1 episode, 2000)
Music:
Name Role
Christopher Franke (44 episodes, 2000-2001)
Cast:
Name Role
G. Gordon Liddy Jacob Calder
Lucky Vanous Chance Bowman
Lisa Thornhill Agent Celia 'Cie' Baxter
Billy Dee Williams Burton Hardesty
Bobby Hosea Jonathan Snow
Mike White Lozano
Alex Datcher Special Agent Debra Cutler
Tony W. Randall Tony
Kristian Rochester Kris
Joe Cortese Martin Greenwald
Susan Haskell Maryann Cates
Jim Davidson Jesse James Rader
Mark Gadbois Pilot
Megan Corletto Stacy Cates
Sandra Hess Katie Caldwell
Robert LaSardo Ray Murphy
Brittney Powell Denise Sanders
Matt Battaglia Vince Youngblood
TJ Myers Layla
Ken Ward Daniel J. Lawrence
James DiStefano Det. Erskine
Joe Sabatino U.S. Marshall Stark
Mark Hutter Det. Nolton
John DeMita Deputy Director John Keane
Suzanne Whang Tina Mack
Jocko Marcellino Rafe Munson
Karlie Redd Cindy Kinsey
Annie Hinton Angela Lilly
John Littlefield Charles Venetti
Dimitri Diatchenko Alexei
Peter Allas Sal Primavera
Ken Garcia Juan
Brian Tee Host
Dennis Christopher Vin Malfi
Frederick Coffin Jimmy Williams
Steven Ford Senator Quentin Young
John Fugelsang
Harry Groener Travis Jordan
Sam Hennings
Kevin Jackson Willy Wilkins
Kenny Johnson Sonny
Stanley Kamel Edgar Ambers
Lacey Kohl Amy
Madison Mason Ranger Ray Dawson
Mark Moses Ethan Singer
David Quane Sammy Signorelli
Branscombe Richmond Green Richard
Thomas Ryan Warren Trebel
Michael Eric Strickland Jerry
John Vargas Tony Harris
Michael Warren Robert Betrie
Krista Allen Jessica Macy
Cindy Ambuehl Sherry Beltran
Gregory Scott Cummins Andy Solakis
John Diehl Matt Curran
Max Gail Frank Gorman
Jocelyne Lopez Erin Sterling
Stuart Margolin Marvin Tate
Dan Martin Rev. Maurice Haybrook
Gavan O'Herlihy Master Sgt. Jonas Taft
Ken Olandt Randy
Steve Rankin Sheriff Raymond Elliott
Katie Rich Det. Jenna Beatty
Paige Rowland Claire Reynolds
Robia Scott Maureen Cummings
Christine Steel Angel
Bridget White Beth Barrington
Hilary Angelo Nikky
Sandahl Bergman U.S. Marshall Dillon
Deprise Brescia Elena Molina
Wilson Davis Gerald Malfi
Patrick Fischler Andrew 'Andy' Jacobs
David Harris Det. Lamont
Justine Miceli Det. Cooper
Matt Mulhern Sheriff
Tania L. Pearson Lara
Jeremy Roberts Captain Burch
Timilee Romolini Lisa Signorelli
Kim Strauss Eric Smalls
Paula Trickey Joyce
Todd Waring Brock Trenton
Rolonda Watts Laure-Anne Betrie
Amy Weber Special Agent Abigail Rose
Victor Webster Lt. Henry
William Zabka Det. Barron
Lana Clarkson Marta
Anthony DeFilippo Bobby Whitlock
Cleavant Derricks Harold Baines
Shelby Fenner Karen
Willie Gault Sgt. Cameron
H. Richard Greene
Jamison Haase Drew Maxwell
Patrick Kilpatrick Martin Pate
John Mariano Nick Giovanni
Judson Mills Carl Beltran
Claudette Mink Katie
Patti Ann O'Connell Jennifer Matheny
Robert Silver Rico Pepper
Tamara Walker Joanne Tate
Rick Aiello Eddie 'The Horse' Ferenga
Nadège August Elise Betrie
Caroline Barba Esperanza Nunez
Anastascia Belmonte
Don Chastain Phil
Yorgo Constantine Bill Longtree
Alejandro De Hoyos Ramos
Leroy Edwards III Marcus
Daniel Hagen Alan
Jon Ingrassia Grady Lewis
Jeff Kober Bobby
Forman Lauren
Levani
Careena Melia Sarah
Thomas Roe
Mik Scriba Bob Tyler
Rocco Sisto
Carrie Stevens Natalie Reno
Adam Wylie Matthew
Eduardo Yáñez Amado
Ed Beechner U.S. Marshal
Gregg Binkley
Rebeccah Bush Sara Whitlock
Shireen Crutchfield Michelle Haybrook
Jackie Debatin
David 'Shark' Fralick Mickey
Gretchen German Prosecuting Attorney
Lindsey Ginter Alan Gorman
Trevor Goddard Paul Stocker
Nicholas Guest Mark Russell
Larry Holden Darryl DeLuca
Carlos Lacamara Raul
Christian Leffler Jason Webber
Jenny Mollen Susan Curran
Tom Morris Biker
Sandra Dee Robinson Marti Tucker
Joel Stoffer John Willis
Todd Tesen Bobby
Robert Axelrod Harvey
Jeannine Bisignano Bianca Jenkins
Amanda Carlin
John P. Connolly
Nico Cortez Perez
Ryan Cutrona Det. Curtis
Scott Denny Doug Marsh
Jeff Hightower J.T. Williams
Val Lauren Ken Daniels
William Marquez Javier Molina
Bruce Nozick
Eric Payne Detective DelGato
Michael Saad Isham
Mathew Scollon Brett Nolton
Jason Tolliver Decker
Tom Towles Ray Palmeri
Deborah Benson Wald Watson
Newell Alexander Buck Keeler
Grand L. Bush Eric Hodges
Michael Cavalieri Michael Salerno
Scotty Cox Bobby
George Hertzberg Police Officer
Juanita Jennings Lillian Haybrook
Kevin Keresey
Lindze Letherman Caroline
Lisa Maris Bobbie Freeman
Angela Marsden Colleen Raymond
Christopher Mayer Sgt. Tom Geller
Steve Monroe Deputy Jimmy Crowder
Richard Portnow Anthony Guardino Jr.
Stephen Snedden Kevin Haggerty
Rob Van Dam Robert Laramie
Clay Wilcox Sonny Cantrell
Pete Willcox Elvis
Lisa Arturo
Frank Ashmore
Eloy Casados
George 'Buck' Flower Sam
Todd Kimsey
David Labiosa
Floyd Levine
Kenneth Meseroll Rider
Daniel Murray
Lance E. Nichols Doctor
Corey Mendell Parker
Terri Poch Desiree
Brian Reddy Oliver Henry
Anastasia Sakelaris
Wendy Speake Resident
Lester Speight Antoine
Brandon Tapp Mitch
David Wolfson Gary Walters
Lackey Bevis Megan Tucker
Sean Blodgett Gas Station Guy
Andre Rosey Brown Johnny Keller
Joseph Cali Ray Natale
Rick Cramer Seamus McGowan
Tom Kiesche Jenks
Heather Langenkamp Waitress
Nancy Linehan Charles Becky Keeler
Tim Lounibos Agent Buckley
Maggie Myatt Susan 'Sugar' Lindstrom
Lee Roy Parnell Seamy Villain
James Remar 'Gabriel'
Bas Rutten
Gabrielle Tuite
Victoria Winter
Jay Acovone Agent Billingsley
Larry Bates Andre
Marina Benedict Felicia
C.C. Boyce Cherry
Gary Bristow Red
Richard Bulda Doctor
Richard Foronjy Demos
Amy Lyndon Angie Harrison
Jim Maniaci Waiter
Andrew Martin Nicholas James Barton
Randy Mulkey Sheriff
Yuji Okumoto Lee
Leonard Rodriguez Cop with Dog
Gianni Russo Sal Cigar Signorelli
Sarah Shahi Christina
Joy Stevens Waitress
Marshall R. Teague Terrance Sanders
Blake Adams Brian Maxwell
Adrienne Alitowski Audrey Williams
Billy Ray Cyrus Casey
Charlie Daniels Frank Schooler
Jon Erik Officer Kelly
Ron Fassler Roger Dunn
Kuahiwi Fernandez Young M.P.
Sticky Fingaz Shooter
Chris Payne Gilbert Sam Goodson
Waylon Jennings John Murdocca
Ameenah Kaplan Olivia
Ron Roggé Jack Dalton
Dru Scott Marge Sutro
Kira Soltanovich Officer Vogel
Kirk B.R. Woller Duane
Jon Briddell Lorenz
LeAnna Campbell Bartender
Michelle Davison Rebecca Warfield
Hector Elias
Nicole Ghastin Pretty Intern
Bill Kirchenbauer
Chuck Mavich Abbott
Russ T. Nailz Mr. Duke
Ryan O'Quinn Tuck Jones
John Rayburn Burt
Johnny Rey-Reyes Raymond Gomez
Trace Adkins Buck Bishop
Adam Clark Sergeant
Coolio Cecil Loftus
Zack Grakal Doug Maxwell
Chasen Hampton Waiter
Fitz Henley Agent McEvers
Gene Lythgow Brent
Ken Merckx Angelo
Autumn Paul M.P. 2
Diane Robin Bartender
Shirley Saunders Judge Furey
Savvy Scopelletti Female Doctor
Erica Shaffer Marjorie
Mario Soto Agent Barlow
Jim Cody Williams Gosny
Gary Carlos Cervantes
Janet Ching Chinese Mother
Carlos Compean Carlos
Pamela Kay Davis Melba Warren
Chris Devlin Federal Agent Andy Rhodes
Joey Diaz
Brandon Dorr Timmy Nolan
Susan Hawk Self
Marcus LaVoi Guard
Olivia Milo Pence Autumn
Sammi Rotibi Marchand
Barry Sigismondi Jack
Kenneth Taylor Rice
Jack Vecchio Ernest
Ed Badrak Warden
Russell Copley Max Ginter
Robert Iannucci Tony
Monia Joblin Agent Bauer
Henry LeBlanc
Michael McCafferty Milton Clark
Robert McRay Billy Suggs
Warren Anthony Moore Guard
Douglas Rye Finn McGowan
Ben Scott Dave Mullins
Angela Seger Prison Guard
Leonard Stone Dr. Vernon Reese
S. Lamar Wilson Pete
Bobby Field Ronnie Reebok
Lauren Krause Reporter
Chris Reber Juggler
William Schenker Marv Cooley
Jason D. Smith Warden
Aloma Wright Miss Lopez
David Grant Wright Dr. Mller
John Apicella Henderson Steele
Melody Barnes Debi
Terry Bozeman
Terry Camilleri Benny the Bailer
Patrick De Fazio Nick
Doug Kruse Captain Ted Danko
Robert Marinaccio Dial
Will Roberts Detective Unger
Heather Simpson Teller
Randy Dare Bobby
Vanessa A. Dorian Daphne
Jeff Graham Driver
Crystal Mattison Receptionist
Hosea Simmons Officer Rivera
Wendy Urushima Doctor
Scott Benefiel
Bill Dunnam Buster Mitchell
Bill Griffith Announcer
William F. Rowell Rashad
Tedd Taskey Jack Kamm
Angelique Breaux Linda
Christian Parizeau Kevin
Matthew Thompson Roadie
Rhys Green Willard
Paul McKinney Deputy Richie Farber
Jason Smith Lester
Stephen Walters Franklin
Stacey Leigh Miller Assistant D.A.
Paul Bloom Judge Fenton
Joe Powers Guard
Stephanie Reuter Hooker
Edgar Garcia Gang Leader
Jacob Davis Kid
Barbara Anne Klein Policewoman
Meghan McLeod Sugar Sands
Freedom Bridgewater Cop
Carl Ciarfalio Sal Primavera
Deborah Ludwig Davis Singer
Christian Maguire Dominic Sullivan
Dimiter D. Marinov Agent
Hayden rae Hired Henchman #2
Gregory Silva Doctor
Plot Outline: 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. ...
Plot:
  • 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. -
Episodes: Season 1, Episode 1: Genesis (Original Air Date: 12 Jan. 2000)
Michael Cates, a government agent who infiltrated a criminal's organization and upon witnessing the man kill someone testifies against him. Later someone plants a bomb at Cates' house killing his wife and daughter. Cates goes on a bender. His boss suggests he go into hiding as a trucker. But first he goes after the criminal's enforcer, thinking he was the one who killed his family.

Season 1, Episode 2: Key to the Highway (Original Air Date: 19 Jan. 2000)


Season 1, Episode 3: Mr. Invisible (Original Air Date: 26 Jan. 2000)


Season 1, Episode 4: Showdown (Original Air Date: 2 Feb. 2000)


Season 1, Episode 5: Triple Play (Original Air Date: 9 Feb. 2000)


Season 1, Episode 6: A Prize Possession (Original Air Date: 16 Feb. 2000)


Season 1, Episode 7: Ordeal (Original Air Date: 23 Feb. 2000)


Season 1, Episode 8: Through a Glass, Darkly (Original Air Date: 1 Mar. 2000)


Season 1, Episode 9: The Fire Next Time (Original Air Date: 8 Mar. 2000)


Season 1, Episode 10: Games of Chance (Original Air Date: 15 Mar. 2000)
When a witness who was in protective custody who was also involved with Cie bolts and goes to Vegas to gamble, Cie and Chance follow him. But when they arrive someone who knows that Calder wants Chance calls Calder who then sends an assassin to get him.

Season 1, Episode 11: Two Eyes for an Eye (Original Air Date: 22 Mar. 2000)
Hardesty informs Chance that an agent whom he knows was killed. He tells him that he was undercover infiltrating the group of two brothers who work for Calder. Evidently they found out who he is. Hardesty lets him go investigate and he does. He talks to the detective working the case but on orders from Hardesty doesn't say much. He eventually finds himself in the clutches of the brothers' rival. And he forms an alliance with them.

Season 1, Episode 12: Smuggler's Blues (Original Air Date: 21 Jun. 2000)


Season 1, Episode 13: Ranger's Chance (Original Air Date: 5 Jul. 2000)


Season 1, Episode 14: Wages of Sin (Original Air Date: 12 Jul. 2000)


Season 1, Episode 15: The Road to Hell (Original Air Date: 19 Jul. 2000)


Season 1, Episode 16: There's Something About Marvin (Original Air Date: 26 Jul. 2000)


Season 1, Episode 17: Outside Chance (Original Air Date: 2 Aug. 2000)


Season 1, Episode 18: Sleeping Dragons (Original Air Date: 9 Aug. 2000)


Season 1, Episode 19: Con Truck (Original Air Date: 16 Aug. 2000)


Season 1, Episode 20: Legacy of Blood (Original Air Date: 23 Aug. 2000)


Season 1, Episode 21: Caged (Original Air Date: 30 Aug. 2000)


Season 1, Episode 22: Revelation (Original Air Date: 6 Sep. 2000)


Season 2, Episode 1: Shattered Images (Original Air Date: 3 Jan. 2001)


Season 2, Episode 2: Dance with the Devil (Original Air Date: 10 Jan. 2001)


Season 2, Episode 3: Amore... Omerta (Original Air Date: 17 Jan. 2001)
As the crew re-explores the dessert temple, they'll need to contend with the Nameless One once again.

Season 2, Episode 4: Old Wives' Tale (Original Air Date: 23 Jan. 2001)


Season 2, Episode 5: Honor Thy Father (Original Air Date: 30 Jan. 2001)


Season 2, Episode 6: Criminal Trespass (Original Air Date: 6 Feb. 2001)


Season 2, Episode 7: Just South of El Paso (Original Air Date: 13 Feb. 2001)


Season 2, Episode 8: Hot Cars, Fast Women (Original Air Date: 20 Feb. 2001)


Season 2, Episode 9: Countdown (Original Air Date: 27 Feb. 2001)


Season 2, Episode 10: Past Imperfect (Original Air Date: 6 Mar. 2001)


Season 2, Episode 11: Wrong Place, Wrong Time (Original Air Date: 13 Mar. 2001)


Season 2, Episode 12: A Place Called Defiance (Original Air Date: 20 Mar. 2001)


Season 2, Episode 13: Come Back, Little Diva (Original Air Date: 27 Mar. 2001)


Season 2, Episode 14: Slight of Mind (Original Air Date: 3 Apr. 2001)


Season 2, Episode 15: Dream Girls (Original Air Date: 10 Apr. 2001)


Season 2, Episode 16: The Cage (Original Air Date: 17 Apr. 2001)


Season 2, Episode 17: Crossing the Line (Original Air Date: 24 Apr. 2001)


Season 2, Episode 18: A Family Upside Down (Original Air Date: 1 May 2001)


Season 2, Episode 19: Once a Thief (Original Air Date: 8 May 2001)


Season 2, Episode 20: The Game (Original Air Date: 15 May 2001)


Season 2, Episode 21: Second Sense (Original Air Date: 30 May 2001)


Season 2, Episode 22: The Interrogation (Original Air Date: 6 Jun. 2001)


Season -1, Episode -1: The Making of '18 Wheels of Justice' (Original Air Date: 6 Jan. 2000)
A behind the scenes look at the show to introduce the viewers to the cast and crew and characters.

Season -1, Episode -1: Episode dated 29 March 2000 (Original Air Date: 29 Mar. 2000)


Filming Locations: San Diego, California, USA
User Comments: 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.

Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list - like these:
  • Syndicated radio team Tony and Kris make many appearances through out the series as different characters. The biggest part being in the "Second Sense" episode

Go back