The Red Hand Gang were a group of five inner-city pre-teens who unwittingly found themselves foiling a jewel heist, a museum robbery and a child kidnap. The Red Hand Gang were so called because of their trademark red hand print which they left to mark where they had been. This classic 1970's American kids TV series was hugely popular in the USA during the late '70s and early '80s - and it still retains a cult following today. The Red Hand Gang comprised of Frankie (Matthew Laborteaux) and his brother Lil' Bill (Johnny Brogna), JR (JR Miller), tomboy Joanne (Jolie Newman), and brainy Doc (James Bond III) and they were quite often accompanied by their loyal dog, Boomer.
Before joining the cast of Little House on the Prairie
, and long before Whiz Kids
, Matthew Laborteaux played "Frankie" in The Red Hand Gang
. Now Fabulous Films and distributor Virgil Films and Entertainment (formerly Arts Alliance America) is releasing The Red Hand Gang - The Complete Series
on DVD. The 2-disc set is actually just weeks away, with a release date of July 28th
. Cost is $24.95 for 288 minutes running time. Here's a look at the front cover art: