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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 »
User Reviews:
A TV-series: of a cop like radio detective. See more (14 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)
Randall 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)
Randall 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)
Randall Zisk .... co-producer / producer / ... (60 episodes, 1988-1991)
John Schulian .... co-producer / supervising producer (44 episodes, 1989-1991)
Jim Michaels .... associate producer (43 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)
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 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 J.L. 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)
Bruce Devan .... location manager (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:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Jack Killian:[shouting, as someone is pounding at his front door, waking him up] Whoever you are, you're going to die!See more »
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A TV-series: of a cop like radio detective., 2 January 2001
Author: Brian-272 from Oakwood, Virginia USA

I don't remember much about this series I just remember it was on NBC and only lasted from 1988-1991. Like most cop related dramas it was dark, and moody. "Midnight Caller" featured Jack Killian (Gary Cole) as a late night radio talk show host. He was a former San Francisco cop who with his troubled past, went on the air to purge both his own demons and help callers with their own problems. Often Jack had to once again take on the role of a cop as many callers had problems that were crime related and he found himself investigating out into the streets of San Francisco. The best reason I remember to watch the show was the beautiful Wendy Kilbourne she played stylish Devon King who was Jack's boss at the radio station. The only episode I remember was the 2-Hour Movie Premier which was advertised perfect in a issue of TV Guide. I remember the picture in the TV Guide so well it was of Wendy Kilbourne and she had a piece of white tape around her mouth. This episode featured a guest villain who had a grudge against Jack (Gary Cole) so he holds Devon (Wendy) hostage at the radio station she is tied to a chair and has her mouth taped. Though hours later Jack came to Devon's rescue. That's all I remember about the show I don't know why it didn't last longer.

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