A retired judge and his last defendant follow up on cases that were dismissed due to technicalities.
Reviews
Popularity
2,835 ( 1,681)

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
1986   1985   1984   1983  
2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Riptide (1984–1986)
Action | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The cases of a private investigations agency run by three Vietnam War veterans, armed with toughness, their own helicopter, and the third's technical ability.

Stars: Perry King, Joe Penny, Thom Bray
Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983–1987)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The adventures of a housewife and a spy, with whom she fell in love.

Stars: Kate Jackson, Bruce Boxleitner, Beverly Garland
Simon & Simon (1981–1989)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency.

Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Mary Carver
Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles.

Stars: William Conrad, Joe Penny, Alan Campbell
The Fall Guy (1981–1986)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The adventures of a film stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow.

Stars: Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas
Hunter I (1984–1991)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Rick Hunter is a renegade cop who breaks the rules and takes justice into his own hands. Partnered with the equally stunning and rebellious Sgt. McCall, the tough-minded duo set out to crack down on L.A.'s slimiest criminals.

Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan
Remington Steele (1982–1987)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business.

Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts
Hart to Hart (1979–1984)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The globe-trotting adventures of amateur detectives Jonathan and Jennifer Hart.

Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander
T.J. Hooker (1982–1986)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The weekly adventures of tough-as-nails veteran police officer Sgt. T.J. Hooker, who rides the beat with his rookie partner Vince Romano.

Stars: William Shatner, Heather Locklear, Adrian Zmed
CHiPs (1977–1983)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.

Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine
Street Hawk (1985)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A desk bound cop secretly fights crime as the test pilot for a prototype combat motorcycle.

Stars: Rex Smith, Richard Venture, Joe Regalbuto
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After a severely injured test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear powered limbs and implants, he serves as an intelligence agent.

Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Brian Keith ...  Judge Milton C. Hardcastle 67 episodes, 1983-1986
Daniel Hugh Kelly ...  Mark 'Skid' McCormick 67 episodes, 1983-1986
Edit

Storyline

Milton C. Hardcastle was Judge in Los Angeles. Mark McCormick, a racing motorist, convicted for robbery, was Hardcastles last case. McCormick was set under supervision of Hardcastle and they start to inspect two hundred cases that were never closed totally during Miltons judgeship. Written by Wolfgang Klimt <wolfii@leo.org>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hardcastle & McCormick See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(67 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first Coyote was built from a Manta Montage kit car. The second, used later in the series, was built from a DeLorean DMC-12. Reportedly the car was changed because the two men had a hard time getting in and out of, as well as sitting in, the kit car. See more »

Goofs

In the start credits, when the Coyote jumps over and hits the roof of another car, the back right wheel has broken and sitting almost at right angles. When it lands it is fine again. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Riding with Death (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Great Action Show
20 December 2004 | by Roverthemoon25See all my reviews

Hardcastle And Mcormick is of the forgotten shows of the 80's, and while The A Team, Knight Rider and Airwolf are more remembered Hardcastle and Mcormick had it all great story lines, two great leading characters, a awesome car and a catchy theme tune. I'ts the story of a retired judge who teams up with ex con to go after the criminals who got away when he was a judge, its a typical 80's style action series that I enjoyed and grew up with. Along with the actors though the car was definitely the star of the show, OK maybe it didn't talk like kitt but the red coyote was one hot car. I would really like to see one of the TV channels repeat this great show as most other 80's shows have been constantly repeated.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed