Empire is the story of a big ranch in New Mexico owned by the Garretts: the widow Lucia Garrett, her son, Tal and her daughter, Connie. The vast spread (half a million acres) is managed by the foreman, a man named Jim Redigo. The property provides oil, cattle and the episodes reflected the dealings of diverse people coming to the territory. The series ran for just one season, but star Richard Egan returned as foreman Jim Redigo the following fall on NBC. This time he owned his own spread and his own show, titled `Redigo
.' It lasted 13 weeks.
Jim Redigo, Paul Moreno, and Tal Garret attend a stockmen's conference and each encounters a romance.
Rudy Bond plays Sam Callison, a politician, trying to get Redigo (Richard Egan) to run for office.
Redigo, Moreno and Tal head for a strictly business stockmen's convention on EMPIRE where: Tal(Ryan O'Neal) finds himself protecting the honor of ambitious, innocent Anne Helm; Moreno (Charles Bronson) finds a poker table and his $600 poke were meant for each other; and Redigo (Richard Egan) has to fight to keep from getting roped into politics by an old friend and the old friend's sweet-talking daughter.
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: This episode appeared on a series called "Empire." Richard Egan was the series star, as Jim Redigo, the manager of a vast, modem, Arizona ranch. He was the characteristic strong father figure, who could ride a horse, fly a plane, shoot a bad guy—and yet identify sensibly and personally with human problems... read more.