Are these the names of Bonanza episodes or 1980s action films?

Were "Desert Justice" and "Firewalker" on the big screen or the small?


The classic western Bonanza ran for 14 seasons from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. Over its 430 episodes, it told many action-packed stories of the Cartwright family.

The episode names almost sound like they could be movie titles. In fact, sometimes they were! Season 10, Episode 26 is called "The Running Man," sharing a name with the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger film.

With that in mind, here are 20 different titles. Can you tell which ones are Bonanza episodes and which are action flicks from the 1980s?

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  1. The Avenger
  2. Top Gun
  3. The Last Viking
  4. First Blood
  5. Firewalker
  6. The Deadliest Game
  7. Full Metal Jacket
  8. Desert Justice
  9. The Last Hunt
  10. Road House
  11. Breed of Violence
  12. Above the Law
  13. In Defense of Honor
  14. Commando
  15. No Way Out
  16. Cutthroat Junction
  17. Red Heat
  18. The Last Mission
  19. Day of the Dragon
  20. Blue Thunder

Are these the names of Bonanza episodes or 1980s action films?

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Moverfan 10 months ago
18/20. I didn't get a results screen, so I went back to count how many I got right--turns out you have to answer ALL the questions to get your results! (Somehow I skipped over #11.)
Geronimo 10 months ago
You really kicked butt on that quiz!
ThomasPotter Geronimo 5 months ago
you did better three years ago...
trogg888 46 months ago
got 18 considering i didnt know the names of bonanza episodes,even though i watched it every sunday when i was a kid,i think i did well
KellyShort 47 months ago
You got 14 out of 20
Gitch64 47 months ago
16-20 started strong but faded
MikefromJersey 47 months ago
17 for 20. Best book on Bonanza is by David Greenland.
Did you know NBC gave producer David Dortort a choice between axing Bonanza or High Chaparral, because it was too much $$ to keep both on air? That Hoss appeared in a 3 Stooges movie when the boys visited Venus? And that Michael Landon and Lorne Greene are buried next to each other?
jimmyvici 47 months ago
18 correct 👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼.. hi everyone ❤️
nightshade 47 months ago
18 out of 20... it would of been harder if they'd used 80s/90s video game names tho ......
Geronimo 47 months ago
I kicked butt on this quiz!
Joe 47 months ago
You got 18 out of 20
You really kicked butt on that quiz!
Tommygunz 47 months ago
Got 20/20 have the Complete Bonanza series on dvd.
CRTRAVIS 47 months ago
Almost aced it only missed 1
Croft1 47 months ago
19 out of 20. Missed Day Of The Dragon. Bruce Lee flashbacks I guess
MrsPhilHarris Croft1 47 months ago
Same here.
trogg888 Croft1 46 months ago
same here
Moverfan Croft1 10 months ago
Now that you mention it (and I think about it), the movie was Enter The Dragon--and the blonde guy he absolutely stomped at the end of it was Chuck Norris! Only time he ever died on screen (so sorry, Ranger Walker).
TessyPooh 47 months ago
19/20 I'm a HUGE fan of Bonanza, and I've seen almost all of them.
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