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Scott Hylands ...
 Det. Kevin "O.B." O'Brien (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Tom J. Kirkwood / ... (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Det. Frank Giambone (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
Sean McCann ...
 Lt. Jim Hogan (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Nicole 'Nickie' Rimbaud (95 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Det. Freddie Carson (95 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Det. Colby Burns (95 episodes, 1985-1989)
Deborah Grover ...
 Prosecutor Elaine Jeffers / ... (77 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Det. Christine Meadows (56 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Whitey / ... (54 episodes, 1985-1989)
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The exploits of the detectives of the Mid South Precinct, in a generic North American city not unlike New York (but a lot like Toronto), chronicled through the eyes of newspaper columnist Tom Kirkwood and his "Night Heat" column. Written by Jason R. DeCesare <miles@quuxuum.org>

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31 January 1985 (USA)  »

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In der Hitze der Nacht  »

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Scott Hylands and Jeff Wincott earned their roles after auditioning for creator Sonny Grosso, who had been a genuine police officer. See more »

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Although set in the United States many scenes were shot on Yonge Street in Toronto and many landmarks such as Sam the Record Man store and newspaper boxes selling the Toronto Star can be seen. See more »

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Night Heat
Written by B.J. Cook & Domenic Troiano
Performed by Roy Kenner
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"Night Heat" was definitely a great show
18 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't start watching this show until the late 80s, but really enjoyed it. Very unique police program, and great cast as well. Eventually the show ended it's run, and the re-runs were hard to come by, so hopefully I can get a few on video. Very intriguing episodes, as they all occurred at night. While many of the actors, including Eugene Clark, Clark Johnson (Homicide fame) and Jeff Wincott.

It was definitely a break from the American cop shows, in that it had a certain mystique and roughness to it. Don't get me wrong..I love the American shows, but Night Heat more or less broke the mold. I also enjoyed other Canadian shows such as "Hot Shots" and "Diamonds".


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