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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:

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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

Hunter's (Fred Dryer's) and McCall's (Stepfanie Kramer's) nicknames for the first two seasons were "The Head Hunter" and "The Brass Cupcake", respectively. 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

Hunter: Works for me!
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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 »

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My favorite cop-oriented show
6 August 2002 | by trdsequoiasr5See all my reviews

This has to be one of the best cop shows of all time. Hunter (Dryer) and McCall (Kramer) have a chemistry that cannot be matched (unlike Law and Order, Jerry Orbach have several different partners). The car chases, crashes, shootouts, fights, etc... are great. Hunter's car in the show is cool! It, like Hunter, takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Unfortunately, the show took a downturn after McCall left and I discontinued watching at that point. Also, Hunter wearing a police uniform instead of his usual casual clothes turned me off. He was also driving a Crown Victoria issued by the LA police instead of that big green land-barge of his. Needless to say, the final seasons (post mid-1990) left a lot to be desired.

Of all the characters, I have to say captain Charlie Devane (Charles Hallahan) was the worst. I disliked his attitude. He thinks of himself as "cool" but he is just a fat, lazy, and ugly middle aged man. I also disliked Sporty James (Garret Morris). I don't know what it was, but I just despised the guy! It could of been his "pimp" attitude. He sucked. My favorites were of course Hunter and McCall. Hunter kicked the butts of many crime-doers in Los Angeles (being a former NFL player, he can do this without even trying hard!), and McCall stunned everybody with her beauty (I happen to think she is VERY beautiful!) and her toughness from that little body of hers. The women that followed McCall (Molenski, Novak (Lauren Lane)) were very unattractive and useless as police officers.

Overall, I liked the show from the 1984-1990 seasons (Kramer's tenure) although TBS does jumble the episode order, especially the 84-85 season. If there were no Charles Hallahan character or Sporty James character, and McCall never left, the show could have lasted alot longer easily.


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