There are some things money can’t buy, but Fender’s not one of them. Always looking for a quick buck, Fender’s early life took him from Yankee youth to mercenary Confederate soldier. That’s how he added “captain” to his name. Likely lured west by the Gold Rush, Fender missed striking it rich. Thus he finds himself in the employ of Big Rump Kate, Madam of Cariboo, Idaho’s whorehouse. His assignment: Transport seven “Celestial” girls from San Francisco to Cariboo, where they’ll add to Kate’s payroll. But, his weakness for drinking and cheating make him a truly bad choice for the mission.
A character actor, and New York native, James Russo's big break came when he appeared as a convenience store robber in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Since then, he's landed roles in movies including Public Enemies, Donnie Brasco and Beverly Hills Cop. Russo has also appeared on TV shows including Hawaii Five-0 and CSI: Miami.