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Hunter


Hunter Cast

Series Description

The Hunter TV show was a 60 minute crime drama series on NBC about a male and a female police detective who worked together investigating robberies, rapes, cons, and murders on the streets of Los Angeles, California. Detective Sergeant Rick Hunter was the kind of cop who really cared about getting the slimebags off the streets but often bent the rules to the extreme in order to catch them. This made him less than loved on the force, especially by his superior officers. Oh yeah ... some of his family members were crooks too! Detective Hunter went through one partner after another until meeting Detective Sergeant Dee Dee McCall.

Hunter Cast

Fred Dryer ............ Detective Sergeant Rick Hunter
Stepfanie Kramer ...... Detective Sergeant Dee Dee McCall
Charles Hallahan ...... Captain Charlie Devane
Garrett Morris ........ Arnold "Sporty" James
James Whitmore Jr. .... Sergeant Bernie Terwilliger
John Amos ............. Captain Dolan
Bruce Davison ......... Captain Wyler
Darlanne Fluegel ...... Officer Joanne Molenski
Lauren Lane ........... Sargeant Chris Novak

Hunter Trivia

    

Fred Dryer's role as L.A.P.D. Detective Sergeant Rick Hunter has often been compared to the Clint Eastwood ("Rawhide") role of "Dirty Harry". Both characters had nothing but contempt for the scumbags that they pursued. They both, therefore, had no problem breaking police procedures when apprehending them or questioning them.

The Hunter TV show was nearly canceled after its first season. CBS was airing the hit series, "Dallas" in Hunter's time slot and many viewers were turned off by the overt violence on the show during the first season. After episode #13, "Avenging Angel", Hunter was taken off the air but NBC President, "Brandon Tartikoff" felt the series had potential and a few months later he put the series back on the air on Saturday nights at 10PM when the competition on the other networks was pretty meager and Hunter slowly went up in the rankings. Hunter's time slot would be changed a total of twelve times during its seven season run!

Catchphrases have often been known to boost a show's viewership. During the first season, Rick Hunter would often say, "Works for me", sometimes several times per episode. "Works for me" did become a very popular phrase used by the public but its hard to say how much that really helped viewership.

Hunter had an opening theme song that was written by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter. There were no lyrics but at the end of the music Hunter said, "Works for me"!

For the second season, the violence on the show was toned down as was Hunter's treatment of criminals. The antagonism between Hunter and his superiors was also deminished and references to Hunter's criminal relatives were much less often heard. Hunter and McCall moved most of their cases from the undesireable areas of L.A. to the more upscale areas. The chemistry between them also became a much bigger part of the storyline. While Hunter ended the first season in 79th place in the Nielsen ratings, by the end of the second season, it had jumped to #38! Season 3 ended in 25th place, season 4 in 18th place, and season 5 in 17th place!

If you didn't watch Hunter, you might still remember James Whitmore Jr. (Sergeant Terwilliger) as Captain James Gutterman on the series, "Baa Baa Black Sheep". James actually had a directing career that rivaled his acting career. He has directed actor Scott Bakula in episodes of "Quantum Leap", "Mr. & Mrs. Smith", and the 2001 Star Trek series, "Enterprise". His father is James Whitmore Sr. who is one of the greatest actors of all time with more than 100 movie roles and dozens of TV appearances from 1949 to today!

Hunter's badge number was #89.

It's amazing how many people who watched "Saturday Night Live" in its early years say that Garrett Morris just disappeared from show business. That couldn't be further from the truth! Besides his 5-year-run on that series and his 3 years on Hunter, Garrett also starred on the "Jamie Foxx Show" for five years! And that's not counting the multitude of theatrical movie, TV movie, and TV series guest starring roles he's had!

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Episodes List With Original Air Dates

The First Season

  1. Pilot - Part 1 (9/18/1984)
  2. Pilot - Part 2 (9/18/1984)
  3. Hard Contract (9/28/1984)
  4. Hot Grounder (10/5/1984)
  5. A Long Way From L.A. (10/26/1984)
  6. Legacy (11/2/1984)
  7. Flight on A Dead Pigeon (11/9/1984)
  8. Pen Pals (11/16/1984)
  9. Dead or Alive (11/30/1984)
  10. High Bleacher Man (12/7/1984)
  11. The Shooter (1/4/1985)
  12. Garbage Man (1/11/1985)
  13. Avenging Angel (1/18/1985)
  14. Snow Queen - Part 1 (3/23/1985)
  15. Snow Queen - Part 2 (3/30/1985)
  16. Beach Boy (4/6/1985)
  17. Guilty (4/13/1985)
  18. The Last Kill (4/20/1985)
  19. Fire Man (5/4/1985)
  20. Sniper (5/11/1985)

The Second Season

  1. Case X (9/21/1985)
  2. Night Of The Dragons (9/28/1985)
  3. Biggest Man In Town (10/5/1985)
  4. Rich Girl (10/19/1985)
  5. Killer In A Halloween Mask (10/26/1985)
  6. Rape And Revenge - Part 1 (11/2/1985)
  7. Rape And Revenge - Part 2 (11/9/1985)
  8. Million Dollar Misunderstanding (11/16/1985)
  9. Big Fall (11/23/1985)
  10. Waiting for Mr. Wrong (12/7/1985)
  11. Think Blue (12/14/1985)
  12. Blow-up (1/4/1986)
  13. War Zone (1/11/1986)
  14. Burned (1/18/1986)
  15. Scrap Metal (2/1/1986)
  16. Fagin 1986 (2/8/1986)
  17. 62 Hours Of Terror (2/15/1986)
  18. Death Machine (3/11/1986)
  19. The Setup (3/25/1986)
  20. The Beautiful & the Dead - Part 1 (4/1/1986)
  21. The Beautiful & the Dead - Part 2 (4/8/1986)
  22. The Return Of Typhoon Thompson (5/6/1986)
  23. Saturday Night Special (5/20/1986)

The Third Season

  1. Overnight Sensation (9/27/1986)
  2. Change Partners And Dance (10/4/1986)
  3. Crime Of Passion (10/11/1986)
  4. Castro Connection (11/1/1986)
  5. High Noon In L.A. (11/8/1986)
  6. From San Francisco With Love (11/15/1986)
  7. True Confessions (11/22/1986)
  8. Love, Hate And Sporty James (12/6/1986)
  9. Contract (12/13/1986)
  10. The Cradle Will Rock (1/3/1987)
  11. Bad Company (1/10/1987)
  12. Down And Under (1/17/1987)
  13. Straight To The Heart (1/24/1987)
  14. Requiem for Sergeant McCall (2/7/1987)
  15. Double Exposure (2/14/1987)
  16. Girl Next Door (2/21/1987)
  17. Any Second Now (2/28/1987)
  18. A Child Is Born (3/14/1987)
  19. Crossfire (4/11/1987)
  20. Hot Pursuit - Part 1 (5/2/1987)
  21. Hot Pursuit - Part 2 (5/9/1987)
  22. Shades (7/18/1987)

The Fourth Season

  1. Not Just Another John Doe (9/24/1987)
  2. Playing God (10/3/1987)
  3. Jade Woman (10/17/1987)
  4. Flash Point (10/24/1987)
  5. Night On Bald Mountain (10/31/1987)
  6. City Of Passion - Part 1 (11/7/1987)
  7. City Of Passion - Part 2 (11/14/1987)
  8. City Of Passion - Part 3 (11/21/1987)
  9. Turning Point (11/28/1987)
  10. Hot Prowl (12/8/1987)
  11. Allegra (12/29/1987)
  12. Renegade (1/5/1988)
  13. Black Dahlia (1/12/1988)
  14. Naked Justice - Part 1 (2/2/1988)
  15. Naked Justice - Part 2 (2/9/1988)
  16. Girl On The Beach (2/16/1988)
  17. Bogota's Million (3/1/1988)
  18. Death Signs (3/12/1988)
  19. Boomerang (3/19/1988)
  20. Fourth Man (3/26/1988)
  21. Murder He Wrote (4/30/1988)
  22. Silver Bullet (5/7/1988)

The Fifth Season

  1. Heir Of Neglect (10/29/1988)
  2. Baby Game (11/5/1988)
  3. Dead On Target - Part 1 (11/12/1988)
  4. Dead On Target - Part 2 (11/19/1988)
  5. Presumed Guilty (11/26/1988)
  6. No Good Deed Ever Goes Unpunished (12/3/1988)
  7. Honorable Profession (12/10/1988)
  8. Payback (12/17/1988)
  9. Partners (1/7/1989)
  10. The Pit (1/14/1989)
  11. City Under Siege - Part 1 (2/4/1989)
  12. City Under Siege - Part 2 (2/11/1989)
  13. City Under Siege - Part 3 (2/18/1989)
  14. Me, Myself & Die (2/25/1989)
  15. Informant (3/18/1989)
  16. Blood Line (4/1/1989)
  17. Shoot To Kill (4/8/1989)
  18. Code 3 (4/15/1989)
  19. Ring Of Honor (4/29/1989)
  20. Teen Dreams (5/6/1989)
  21. Last Run (5/13/1989)
  22. Return Of White Cloud (5/21/1989)

The Sixth Season

  1. On Air (10/14/1989)
  2. Shallalagh (10/21/1989)
  3. Investment In Death (10/28/1989)
  4. A Girl Named Hunter (11/4/1989)
  5. The Legion - Part 1 (11/11/1989)
  6. The Legion - Part 2 (11/18/1989)
  7. Yesterday's Child (11/25/1989)
  8. Shield Of Honor (12/2/1989)
  9. Fifth Victim (12/9/1989)
  10. Brotherly Love (1/6/1990)
  11. The Nightmare (1/13/1990)
  12. Broken Dreams (1/27/1990)
  13. Son And Heir (2/3/1990)
  14. Unacceptable Loss (2/10/1990)
  15. Unfinished Business (224//1990)
  16. Lullaby (3/3/1990)
  17. Final Confession (3/17/1990)
  18. Blind Ambition (3/31/1990)
  19. Sudden Withdrawal (4/16/1990)
  20. Second Sight (4/23/1990)
  21. Street Wise - Part 1 (4/30/1990)
  22. Street Wise - Part 2 (5/7/1990)

The Seventh Season

  1. Deadly Encounters - Part 1 (9/19/1990)
  2. Deadly Encounters - Part 2 (9/26/1990)
  3. Where Echoes End (10/3/1990)
  4. Kill Zone (10/10/1990)
  5. The Incident (10/24/1990)
  6. A Snitch'll Break Your Heart (10/31/1990)
  7. Oh, The Shark Bites! (11/7/1990)
  8. Usual Suspects (11/14/1990)
  9. This Is My Gun (11/28/1990)
  10. La Familia (12/5/1990)
  11. Acapulco Holiday (12//1990)
  12. Fatal Obsession - Part 1 (1/9/1991)
  13. Fatal Obsession - Part 2 (1/9/1991)
  14. Under Suspicion (1/16/1991)
  15. The Reporter (1/30/1991)
  16. Room Service (2/13/1991)
  17. Shadows Of The Past (2/20/1991)
  18. The Grab (3/2/1991)
  19. All That Glitters (3/8/1991)
  20. Cries Of Silence (3/15/1991)
  21. Ex Marks The Spot (4/5/1991)
  22. Little Man With A Big Reputation (4/26/1991)

TV Reunion Special

The Return Of Hunter: Everyone Walks In L.A. (3/6/1995)

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