Beefy hunk Jon-Erik Hexum (who accidentally shot himself dead ) is Mac Harper, a model by profession and a spy-by inclination. Like that other suave and debonair prime-time impostor, Remington Steele, Harper also works for a female boss. Her name is Danielle Reynolds (played by Jennifer O'Neill), a beautiful and wealthy fashion photographer who has friends in very high and dangerous places. In this pilot episode, the pair goes to Central America to nail her husband's murderers.
It also stars Louis Jordan, Mary Crosby, Robert Webber, Doug McClure, Joe Santos and Catherine Oxenberg.
OUTRIDER agent Calvin Tyler is assigned by Henry Towler to investigate moonshine operations in Tyler's own hometown of Trinity Pines, Tennessee. When there's no word from Tyler for three weeks, Henry calls on Danielle Reynolds and company to find out what happened. Danielle and Jack Striker go snooping and their actions antagonise local sheriff Skinner. (But of course, Skinner is in cahoots with the moonshiners!) Later, Danielle and Striker do find Tyler, but is he as clean as he claims to be?