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Dennis Dun ...
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 Lt. Carl Zymak 61 episodes, 1988-1991
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 Deacon Bridges 47 episodes, 1988-1991
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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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Der Nachtfalke  »

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One of the earliest episodes dealt with the aftermath of AIDS, as Jack's old girlfriend (played by Kay Lenz) develops the disease, and Jack hunts down the man who infected her. The episode was eventually rewritten to show compassion for people with AIDS, and won Kay Lenz an Emmy award. 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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Referenced in Supernatural: Salvation (2006) See more »

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Pretty good show
1 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

I remember watching this show in reruns on A&E (in the early morning hours) and must say I enjoyed it. The characters and plots were pretty intriuging. Of course it's gonna be dark, but the plotlines were dark as well. The show caused me to become a fan of Gary Cole's and when, a number of years later, I caught Wendy Kilbourne in the North & South miniseries and became a fan of hers, I came to appreciate the show even more.


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