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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.

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Fred Dryer ...  Det. Sgt. Rick Hunter 152 episodes, 1984-1991
Stepfanie Kramer ...  Det. Sgt. Dee Dee McCall 130 episodes, 1984-1990
Charles Hallahan ...  Capt. Charles Devane 110 episodes, 1986-1991
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Storyline

Detective Sergeant Rick Hunter and his partner, Sergeant Dee Dee McCall, are homicide investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department. Often they must go undercover to catch a variety of L.A.-style villains. "Sporty" James, a helpful police-informant, occasionally provides a bit of humor in this action-drama T.V. series. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rick Hunter See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(153 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In Season 7, the uniforms worn by Hunter and Molenski indicate their ranks. Hunter's rank is Sergeant II- three chevrons with 1 rocker. Molenski is a Police Officer 3 + 1 as indicated by two chevrons with a star under them. Technically, Hunter as a detective should have had a lozenge indicator under his chevrons. See more »

Goofs

Vehicles often explode when they crash. This is not probable because automobiles and other vehicles do not use explosive fuel, only flammable fuel. See more »

Quotes

Dee Dee: This guy is so intelligent, he's having his mail forwarded.
Hunter: Oh, I love smart crooks!
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Alternate Versions

When the show was shown on the TBS network up until 2002, The episode intro teaser in all season 5 and 6 episodes had the first few notes of the opening title play over the titles popping up on the screen. Episodes now shown on TV Land have restored Fred Dryer's original voiceover in this part saying "Tonight On Hunter". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Millennium: The Hand of Saint Sebastian (1997) See more »

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Hunter's Historical Significance
11 February 2005 | by RyuOSee all my reviews

Hunter was a conventional detective show in most respects, but had an innovation that advanced the genre to new levels: the laws of physics were changed so that when cars crashed, they spiraled upwards at a 45 degree angle. You could count on this happening at least once per show, and always at the same point in the soundtrack.

The only detective series to better Hunter in repeatable phenomena was Mannix, a forgotten show from the 60s. Not only would a car drive off the same cliff at least once per show, but Mannix would be whacked on the brain stem at the exact same point in the show every week, and display no ill effects. Or, come to think of it, maybe that was why the dialog was so bad...


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