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 ... See full summary »

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 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
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 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
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 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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Crime | Drama

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31 January 1985 (USA)  »

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In der Hitze der Nacht  »

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The majority of the series was filmed at night, encompassing about 800 days of nighttime shooting. Scott Hylands recalls being glad when his character was not the central figure of certain episodes because this allowed him to sleep more. 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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Rediscover it.
11 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

This lasted several years despite the late hour it was on.

Like a lot of 80's crime dramas, it looked cold. Both physically and figuratively. This isn't a bad thing though. And the (obviously) low budget actually worked in it's favor. Gritty during a time when 'slick' was in.

Allan Royal's wraparound segments as the news writer gave it a slight edge.

The only actors I remembered were Scott Nylands (Earthquake) and Tony Rosato (SCTV). The cast of barely knowns was a good thing because one could see the group as a whole and not as a bunch of people supporting a 'star.' And yes, that's a young Clark Johnson (Homicide) in a recurring spot.

I hope a DVD release is in the future. Someone out there wanna get on that?


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