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13 February 1989 (USA) See more »
B.L. Stryker is a carefree private detective who lives on his boat docked in southern Florida. With the help of his friends and his annoying neighbor... See more »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations See more »
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Tense, thrilling, wide and unforgettable ride, lead by the star Burt Reynolds!!! See more (2 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 33)

Burt Reynolds ... B.L. Stryker / ... (12 episodes, 1989-1990)

Ossie Davis ... Oz / ... (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael O. Smith ... Chief Matthew McGee / ... (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Alfie Wise ... Oliver Wardell (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Dana Kaminski ... Lynda Lennox (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
James C. Lewis ... Officer Cartrude / ... (10 episodes, 1989-1990)

Rita Moreno ... Kimberly Baskin (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Avery Sommers ... Evelyn (5 episodes, 1989-1990)

David Wayne Campbell ... West Palm Beach Police Officer (5 episodes, 1989-1990)

Series Directed by
Burt Reynolds (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tony Wharmby (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Series Writing credits
Christopher Crowe (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Timothy Burns (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Joan H. Parker (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Robert B. Parker (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Chris Abbott (2 episodes, 1989)
Walter Klenhard (2 episodes, 1989)

Series Produced by
Chris Abbott .... co-executive producer (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Lamar Jackson .... associate producer (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Chas. Floyd Johnson .... co-executive producer (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
William Link .... supervising executive producer (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Burt Reynolds .... co-executive producer (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tom Selleck .... executive producer (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Rick Weaver .... producer / producer: Los Angeles (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mark R. Schilz .... co-producer / associate producer (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jack B. Sowards .... producer (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Alan Barnette .... producer (6 episodes, 1989)
Series Original Music by
Steve Dorff (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Kevin Stoller (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Clarke Rigsby (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mike Post (3 episodes, 1989)
Snuff Garrett (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Series Cinematography by
Nick McLean (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Bobby Byrne (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Film Editing by
Douglas Ibold (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Carl Kress (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Stephen Lovejoy (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Dayle Mustain (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Production Design by
Dean Edward Mitzner (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Series Art Direction by
Carol Winstead Wood (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Series Set Decoration by
Scott Jacobson (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Series Costume Design by
Norman Salling (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Series Makeup Department
Isabel Harkins .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Philip Leto .... hair stylist (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Melissa A. Yonkey .... hair stylist (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Manlio Rocchetti .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Series Production Management
Jan DeWitt .... unit production manager (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
David L. Beanes .... unit production manager (6 episodes, 1989)
Mark R. Schilz .... unit production manager (6 episodes, 1989)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melanie Grefe .... second assistant director / second second assistant director (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Christopher Griffin .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Eric Tignini .... second second assistant director (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
David D'Ovidio .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1989)
Jerry Ketcham .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1989)
Denis L. Stewart .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1990)

Stan Barrett .... second unit director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Robert Crowley .... set dresser (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael De Silva .... property master (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael J. Flynn .... greensman (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael Metzel .... construction coordinator (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Thom Caraccio .... master signwriter (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Brett Ray .... props (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ray Brett .... assistant props (5 episodes, 1989)
Series Sound Department
John Stacy .... supervising sound editor / sound editor (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
C. Darin Knight .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Hank Garfield .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 1989)

Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Eric Roberts .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Ken Speed .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Stan Barrett .... stunt coordinator (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jay Amor .... utility stunts (2 episodes, 1990)

Roberto Escobar .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Andy Gill .... stunt double: Burt Reynolds (unknown episodes)
Steve Kelso .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Joseph Michael Roth .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Mark Travis .... stunt double: Burt Reynolds / stunt driver (unknown episodes)
Amy Stephen Wilder .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Danny Eccleston .... gaffer (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Nicholas S. McLean .... assistant camera (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
Greg Kasper .... key grip (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ben Bardin .... grip (5 episodes, 1989)
Todd Smith .... key grip (5 episodes, 1989)
Jordan Klein Jr. .... director of photography: second unit (2 episodes, 1989-1990)

Bruce Bullock .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Bob Wright .... additional first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Lynn Kressel .... casting: New York (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Peggy Kirton Ellis .... extras casting (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Lori Wyman .... casting: Florida (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Beverly McDermott .... casting: Florida (6 episodes, 1989)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Lou Byrd .... costume supervisor (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
Shirley Bird .... set costumer: women (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Rena Howard .... set costumer: women / costumer (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Lee Farmer .... set costumer: men (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Music Department
Donald Woods .... music editor (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mike Post .... composer: "ABC Mystery Movie" theme / composer: theme music (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tom Gleason .... music editor (4 episodes, 1989)
Snuff Garrett .... music supervisor / composer: theme music (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
David Nelson .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Series Transportation Department
Michael Brum .... transportation coordinator (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Richard P. Pecora .... driver (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
Series Other crew
Elaine Hall .... assistant: Mr. Reynolds (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Myrna Huffman .... production coordinator (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Valerie Schields .... location manager (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Rita Duffey .... location manager (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
Timothy Burns .... executive story editor (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Scott Ejercito .... production associate (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Joe Gores .... story editor (6 episodes, 1989)
Logan Fleming .... aerial sequences (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
Terry Conforti .... production assistant / stand-in (5 episodes, 1989)
Joy Ewing .... production auditor (5 episodes, 1989)
Suzanne Gundlach .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1990)
Robert Knoechel .... production auditor (5 episodes, 1990)

Fabio M. Arber .... location manager: second unit (unknown episodes)
Tom Brocato .... publicist (unknown episodes)
Kevin Cerchiai .... production associate (unknown episodes)
M. Ross-Michaels .... financial representative (unknown episodes)
Mark Travis .... photo double: Burt Reynolds (unknown episodes)
Series Thanks
Leo Williams .... this episode is dedicated to the memories of (1 episode, 1990)

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Also Known As:
120 min (12 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

A character called Mitch Slade, a Ferrari-driving private detective, was added as a in-joke for the series, because one of the series co-executive producers was Tom Selleck.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Eat 'Em and Smile! (1990) (V)See more »


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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Tense, thrilling, wide and unforgettable ride, lead by the star Burt Reynolds!!!, 11 March 1999
Author: ary luiz dalazen jr. ( from Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

Returning to television, the vehicle that made his way ahead for the movies, the success and the stardom, Burt Reynolds plays the main character in a series loaded with tension and action, made in the measure for the star. Reynolds interprets B.L. Striker, a cynic and charming detective, who follows the Humphrey Bogart style, who lives his adventures in Miami, Florida, beside two inseparable friends: Kimberly (interpreted by the young actress Kristy Swanson), a rich, beautiful and young girl and Oz (Ossie Davis). Together, they solve the riskiest cases. The series is very well produced (one of its producers is the star Tom Selleck) and the creator of the stories knows how to balance the moments of action and mystery with a delicious and frank humor. Burt Reynolds' acting is always excellent and powerful, in which he shows all his charm and elegance, the direction of each episode it is always in the hands of an expert and competent film director, and the picture is exquisite, revealing without shyness the hot and treacherous climate of Florida. The seriate always counts with the participation of consecrated stars, like Ricardo Montalban, Jerry Reed and Loni Anderson, just to mention a few..." B.L. Striker " is already one of the best television series done, a delicious show, stuffed with adventures and unforgettable moments, almost everyone of them written by Christopher Crowe (the same author of the script of the film " Fear "), a production above the average!after "Boogie Nights", Burt Reynolds is taking advantage of his comeback and, before working in its next projects for the cinema, like " Pups ", Stringer " and the so awaited "Waterproof" ",he is revisiting the television and to direct and star " Hard Time ", a touching, tense and violent crime- dramas".So much as in the movies as in television, Burt Reynolds always offers us his greatests performances, his authority, his brilliant charm, softly witty-ease...

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