Plot & Details
When the names of the two leading characters are incorporated in the title of a made-for-TV movie, it's usually a dead giveaway that the film was designed as a series pilot. Gus Brown and Midnight Brewster was no exception to this rule. John Schneider plays Gus Brown, a naïve ex-GI from Oklahoma, while Ron Glass plays Midnight Brewster, another former GI, albeit a slickster from Detroit. The two buddies team up to conquer the world of dog racing, with the dubious assistance of Gus' dimwitted girlfriend Rayline (Teri Copley). This Runyonesque contrivance was produced and written by actor Scoey Mitchell. Gus Brown and Midnight Brewster premiered June 2, 1985.