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Hunter 

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Rick Hunter is a renegade cop who breaks the rules and takes justice into his own hands. Partnered with the equally stunning and rebellious Sgt. McCall, the tough-minded duo set out to crack down on L.A.'s slimiest criminals.

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Fred Dryer ...  Rick Hunter 152 episodes, 1984-1991
Stepfanie Kramer ...  Dee Dee McCall 130 episodes, 1984-1990
Charles Hallahan ...  Capt. Charles Devane 110 episodes, 1986-1991
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Storyline

Detective Sergeant Rick Hunter (Fred Dryer) and his partner, Detective Sergeant Dee Dee McCall (Stepfanie Kramer), are homicide investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department. Often they must go undercover to catch a variety of Los Angeles-style villains. Sporty James (Garrett Morris), a helpful Police informant, occasionally provided a bit of humor in this action-drama television series. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hunter See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(153 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The footage for the opening montage in the early seasons came from various points in season one. For example, the judge's gavel was from episode seven, "Pen Pals", where Hunter was charged with a homicide. See more »

Goofs

Vehicles often explode when they crash. This is not probable because automobiles and other vehicles do not use explosive fuel, only flammable fuel. See more »

Quotes

Curguyan Consulate General: I must confess. I am totally addicted to your detective shows on television.
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Alternate Versions

When the show was shown on the TBS network up until 2002, The episode intro teaser in all season 5 and 6 episodes had the first few notes of the opening title play over the titles popping up on the screen. Episodes now shown on TV Land have restored Fred Dryer's original voiceover in this part saying "Tonight On Hunter". See more »

Connections

Followed by The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A. (1995) See more »

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my favorite cop show from the 80s
12 April 2002 | by MichaelM24See all my reviews

My favorite cop show of the 80s was HUNTER. Fred Dryer was awesome as Rick Hunter, a shoot-first-and-ask-questions-later Dirty Harry-type, which is actually what the show started out as, but the character was toned down a little afterwards. Stephanie Kramer, as D.D. McCall, was the best of his three female partners, as was Charles Hallahan as the third of three different captains. It was like a small-screen action movie, with plenty of car chases and gun fights. Dryer and Kramer had great chemistry, which especially came across in the episodes featuring personal stories for the two, such as the first season two-parter in which Hunter defies orders and goes to Mexico to look for a guy who had attacked McCall and hid behind his diplomatic immunity. It was an episode that allowed Hunter to display the depth of his friendship to McCall and showed just how much the characters cared for one another. I don't remember too much about the later years (in which Hunter went through two new partners), but I recall a lot of the earlier ones, with many standout episodes. I would definitely love to have this great series on DVD.


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