Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Robert Conrad plays Jesse Hawkes, a retired mountain ranger. Hawkes is reactivated to track down a killer in the Sierra mountains. He does so with the aid of his sons -- played by Conrad's real-life sons Christian and Shane (the actor's daughter Joan was executive producer of this film). Shot on location in California and Nevada, High Mountain Rangers served as the pilot for a Robert Conrad TV series (his ninth) which ran from January to July of 1988. When the series failed to bring in the ratings, the format was altered and the title changed to Jesse Hawkes; that series lasted all of four weeks in 1989.
killer, manhunt, mountains, son