Midnight Caller (1988–1991)

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Jack Killian is an ex-cop in San Francisco. He quit the police force after accidentally shooting his partner. He was approached by Devon King, the manager of a local radio station, and ... See full summary »

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 Jack 'Nighthawk' Killian (61 episodes, 1988-1991)
Dennis Dun ...
 Billy Po (61 episodes, 1988-1991)
Arthur Taxier ...
 Lt. Carl Zymak (61 episodes, 1988-1991)
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 Deacon Bridges (47 episodes, 1988-1991)
Wendy Kilbourne ...
 Devon King (44 episodes, 1988-1990)
Jerado Carmona ...
 Jerado / ... (30 episodes, 1988-1991)
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Jack Killian is an ex-cop in San Francisco. He quit the police force after accidentally shooting his partner. He was approached by Devon King, the manager of a local radio station, and accepted a job as a talk-back host. Ever the humanitarian, Jack (together with his side-kick Billy Po) often gets personally involved with the plight of those who call his show. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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25 October 1988 (USA)  »

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Llamadas a medianoche  »

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Jack Killian's first boss at KJCM, Devon King (Wendy Kilbourne), drew her family fortune from her father's chain of Laundromats. Devon King stayed on the series for two years, before selling the station to Nicky Molloy (Lisa Eilbacher). See more »

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Jack Killian: [shouting, as someone is pounding at his front door, waking him up] Whoever you are, you're going to die!
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Excellent show that was overlooked by the viewing public
5 August 2008 | by (Omaha, NE) – See all my reviews

I was a college student when this show first appeared on NBC, and quickly grew to love it. Set in San Francisco, "Midnight Caller" was a well-thought-out and well-scripted drama that wasn't afraid to tackle some of the biggest issues of our time (e.g. the episode where Jack Killian with no notice discusses AIDS live on the air). He and the rest of the characters (played by an able supporting cast) all had depth, all had various warts... just like real people. The show also did a good job of reacting to and chronicling major events, such as the episode where various characters recounted on air their reactions to the 1989 World Series earthquake. As some have previously said, it also had a great soundtrack. (The title song was later re-recorded by jazz trumpeter Rick Braun on his CD, "Intimate Secrets," with song composer Brad Fidel accompanying him on piano.) Unfortunately, "Midnight Caller" was never a ratings darling, and was dropped by NBC after three seasons. A show well worth being on DVD!


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