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Steel Riders - Bloodstones (First Episode)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1987

BMX bikes, motorcycles, and home computers — as the opening titles demonstrate, this children’s adventure series features all the hardware an 80s-era kid could want. In the first episode, Sandra, Mike and their father move into the city, arriving just in time for two jewel thieves to crash into their lives after a daring heist at Auckland Museum, and a chase through the city. Scripted by Kiwi kidult king-turned-novelist Ken Catran (Children of the Dog Star), Steel Riders was later shortened to movie length for American video release, as Young Detectives on Wheels.

The cops’ll never catch us.
– Vern (Alex Van Dam)

Key Cast & Crew

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Ken Catran

Writer

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Wayne Tourell

Director

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Caterina De Nave

Producer

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Susan Trainor

As: Rita

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Alex van Dam

As: Vern

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Mariase Grant

As: Detective Sergeant Flett

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Acknowledgements

NZ On Screen acknowledges the talent and creatives for allowing NZ On Screen to reproduce this title on this website.

Music

Music composed by John Gibson.
Features ‘Long Ago’, by Herbs.