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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
25 October 1988 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Jack Killian is an ex-cop in San Francisco. He quit the police force after accidentally shooting his partner... See more »
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 9 nominations See more »
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(48 articles)
User Reviews:
A lost relic that's worth the digging to check out... See more (15 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 93)

Gary Cole ... Jack 'Nighthawk' Killian (61 episodes, 1988-1991)
Dennis Dun ... Billy Po (61 episodes, 1988-1991)
Arthur Taxier ... Lt. Carl Zymak (61 episodes, 1988-1991)

Mykelti Williamson ... 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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Series Directed by
Eric Laneuville (10 episodes, 1989-1991)
James Quinn (8 episodes, 1989-1991)
Robert Singer (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
Peter Levin (4 episodes, 1989-1991)
Michael Zinberg (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Bradford May (3 episodes, 1989)
James A. Contner (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Kevin Hooks (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Matt Clark (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Colin Bucksey (2 episodes, 1989)
Larry Gross (2 episodes, 1989)
Randy Zisk (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Writing credits
Richard Di Lello (61 episodes, 1988-1991)
David Israel (14 episodes, 1988-1991)
John Schulian (12 episodes, 1989-1991)
Stephen Zito (8 episodes, 1988-1990)
Robert Singer (7 episodes, 1989-1991)
James Kramer (5 episodes, 1990-1991)
Michael Marks (5 episodes, 1990-1991)
Randy Zisk (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tom Towler (3 episodes, 1990)
Peter Bonventre (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Julie Sayres (2 episodes, 1989)
Thania St. John (2 episodes, 1989)
Charles Robert Carner (2 episodes, 1990-1991)

Series Produced by
Robert Singer .... executive producer (61 episodes, 1988-1991)
David Israel .... co-executive producer / supervising producer / ... (60 episodes, 1988-1991)
Randy Zisk .... co-producer / producer / ... (60 episodes, 1988-1991)
Jim Michaels .... associate producer (44 episodes, 1989-1991)
John Schulian .... co-producer / supervising producer (44 episodes, 1989-1991)
John F. Perry .... producer (38 episodes, 1988-1990)
Stephen Zito .... supervising producer / co-producer (38 episodes, 1988-1990)
Penny Adams .... producer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
James Kramer .... producer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Robert Butler .... executive producer (17 episodes, 1988-1989)
Richard Di Lello .... supervising producer / producer (17 episodes, 1988-1989)
Eric Laneuville .... producer (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tom Towler .... co-producer (13 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Original Music by
Ross Levinson (43 episodes, 1989-1991)
Brad Fiedel (15 episodes, 1988-1990)
Peter D. Kaye (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Cinematography by
Bradley B. Six (38 episodes, 1988-1990)
Gordon Paschal (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Film Editing by
Philip Sgriccia (28 episodes, 1988-1991)
Roger Bondelli (11 episodes, 1989-1991)
Noel Rogers (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dennis C. Vejar (8 episodes, 1988-1989)
Gordon Ferris (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Casting by
Jacklynn Briskey (39 episodes, 1988-1990)
Eliza Roberts (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
Geraldine Leder (7 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Production Design by
Jim Pohl (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jim Pohl (53 episodes, 1988-1991)
Jim Poynter (5 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jim Poynter (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
Kris Boxell (5 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Costume Design by
Marcee Smith (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Arlene Encell (14 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Makeup Department
Michael Pachal .... hair stylist (60 episodes, 1988-1991)
Mindy Hall .... makeup artist / key makeup artist (38 episodes, 1988-1990)
Debra Coleman .... makeup artist (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Production Management
R. Robert Rosenbaum .... executive in charge of production (61 episodes, 1988-1991)
Jim Behnke .... production manager (30 episodes, 1989-1990)
John F. Perry .... unit production manager (17 episodes, 1988-1989)
Michael D. Most .... post-production supervisor (15 episodes, 1988-1989)
John Slosser .... production manager (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Isabeau .... second assistant director / first assistant director: second unit (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tom Zapata .... second assistant director / first assistant director (19 episodes, 1989-1990)
Annie Spiegelman .... second assistant director (16 episodes, 1988-1989)
John Slosser .... first assistant director (14 episodes, 1989-1990)
Toby Lovallo .... first assistant director (12 episodes, 1989-1991)
Kenneth D. Collins .... first assistant director (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jim Behnke .... first assistant director (8 episodes, 1988-1989)
Linnea Ebba Wicklund .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1990)
Janet Davidson .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1991)
Craig West .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
David Whorf .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Art Department
Loren Hillman-Morgan .... lead scenic (61 episodes, 1988-1991)
Michelle Souza .... property master (49 episodes, 1988-1991)
Dwight Williams .... construction coordinator (40 episodes, 1988-1991)
Doug E. Williams .... carpenter (24 episodes, 1988-1990)
Jennifer Clinard .... painter (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Richard W. Clot .... construction coordinator (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Stephen J. Gardner .... property master (9 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Sound Department
Steve Powell .... production sound mixer (58 episodes, 1988-1991)
Chris Long .... post-production sound supervisor / supervising sound editor (44 episodes, 1989-1991)
Mike Mitchell .... post-production sound (31 episodes, 1989-1991)
Ron Garrard .... sound recordist (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ken Pawlak .... boom operator (16 episodes, 1988-1989)
Richard Raderman .... supervising sound editor (16 episodes, 1988-1989)
Michael Meier .... cableman (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Doug Grindstaff .... sound manager (9 episodes, 1988-1989)
Michael E. Lawshe .... post-production sound (6 episodes, 1990-1991)

Marty Church .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Dan Gleich .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Dan Hiland .... sound (unknown episodes)
Mark L. Mangino .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Dan Chase .... special effects technician (32 episodes, 1990-1991)
John McLeod .... special effects supervisor (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jeffrey McDancer .... stunts (2 episodes, 1989-1990)

Charlie Brewer .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Wally Crowder .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Thompson .... lighting technician (41 episodes, 1988-1991)
Dennis Pope .... key grip (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Eric Blum .... electrician (16 episodes, 1988-1989)
F.X. Crowley .... electrician (16 episodes, 1988-1989)

Joe Crowley .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Bill Pelkey .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Bobby Powell .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
John Tissavary .... grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Barbara Miller .... executive in charge of casting (61 episodes, 1988-1991)
Patricia de Oliveira .... casting: San Francisco (60 episodes, 1988-1991)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Kassal .... costume supervisor (43 episodes, 1989-1991)
Arlene Encell .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 1988)
Marcee Smith .... costume consultant (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Location Management
Bruce Devan .... location manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Daniels McLean .... music editor (59 episodes, 1988-1991)
Brad Fiedel .... composer: theme music (52 episodes, 1989-1991)
Greg Sill .... music supervisor (32 episodes, 1990-1991)
Richard Berres .... music supervisor (28 episodes, 1988-1990)

Tim Boyle .... score mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
David Pappas .... driver (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Other crew
Robert Butler .... executive consultant (44 episodes, 1989-1991)
Richard Di Lello .... creative consultant (44 episodes, 1989-1991)
Melissa Smith .... post facilities manager (39 episodes, 1988-1991)
Mary Kay Kelly .... executive production coordinator / production coordinator (38 episodes, 1988-1990)
Julie Sayres .... story editor (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael Marks .... executive script consultant / executive story editor / ... (21 episodes, 1990-1991)
Bianca Cioffi-Zaring .... assistant to writer (16 episodes, 1988-1989)
Deborah Arakelian .... story editor (7 episodes, 1988-1989)
Carmen Allard .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 1991)
Steve C. Porter .... stand-in (4 episodes, 1989-1990)

Carol DePasquale .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Paula Frankel .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Teddi Siddall .... special thanks: executive director, The Foundation for Research and Education in Drug Abuse (1 episode, 1989)
Constance Wofsy .... the producers gratefully acknowledge the advice and cooperation of: San Francisco General (1 episode, 1989)
 

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Runtime:
60 min | Sweden:49 min | 60 min (61 episodes)
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Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
[at the end of every episode]
Jack Killian:This is Jack Killian, the Nighthawk, on KJCM, 98.3, and good night America... wherever you are.
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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A lost relic that's worth the digging to check out..., 28 November 2001
Author: Howlin Wolf from Oldham, Gtr Manchester, England.

Here it is, the first entry that sees me break my rule of 'no commenting on TV shows'. Hereafter, the floodgates will open. This is a downbeat, well acted and entertaining drama with a style all of its own and quite a charismatic star, who as far as I know has done nothing as a main lead either before or since. Occasionally found floating around the schedules in the 'graveyard hours', this is the little show that could.

Good performances, good writing and the cynical, sarcastic and philosophical worldview of the main character are presented here for the viewers delectation. What more could you want? A cool soundtrack? You got that here too! Nobody has a right to expect anything this classy to be aired in the timeslots it often is. It's a godsend for us insomniacs who need to keep ourselves occupied, in the wee hours... !

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