The exploits of the detectives of the Mid South Precinct, in a generic North American city not unlike New York (but a lot like Toronto), chronicled through the eyes of newspaper columnist ... See full summary »

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Don Flynn, Sonny Grosso
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Scott Hylands ...  Det. Kevin "O.B." O'Brien 96 episodes, 1985-1989
Allan Royal ...  Tom J. Kirkwood / ... 96 episodes, 1985-1989
Jeff Wincott ...  Det. Frank Giambone 96 episodes, 1985-1989
Sean McCann Sean McCann ...  Lt. Jim Hogan 96 episodes, 1985-1989
Susan Hogan ...  Nicole 'Nickie' Rimbaud 95 episodes, 1985-1989
Stephen Mendel ...  Det. Freddie Carson 95 episodes, 1985-1989
Eugene Clark ...  Det. Colby Burns 95 episodes, 1985-1989
Deborah Grover Deborah Grover ...  Prosecutor Elaine Jeffers / ... 77 episodes, 1985-1989
Laura Robinson Laura Robinson ...  Det. Christine Meadows 56 episodes, 1985-1989
Tony Rosato ...  Whitey / ... 54 episodes, 1985-1989
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The exploits of the detectives of the Mid South Precinct, in a generic North American city not unlike New York (but a lot like Toronto), chronicled through the eyes of newspaper columnist Tom Kirkwood and his "Night Heat" column. Written by Jason R. DeCesare <miles@quuxuum.org>

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Crime | Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

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English

Release Date:

31 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In der Hitze der Nacht See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Runtime:

(96 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The majority of the series was filmed at night, encompassing about 800 days of nighttime shooting. Scott Hylands recalls being glad when his character was not the central figure of certain episodes because this allowed him to sleep more. See more »

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Although set in the United States many scenes were shot on Yonge Street in Toronto and many landmarks such as Sam the Record Man store and newspaper boxes selling the Toronto Star can be seen. See more »

Soundtracks

Night Heat
Written by B.J. Cook & Domenic Troiano
Performed by Roy Kenner
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best police TV series since "Highway Patrol" of the '60's
20 August 1999 | by LSC-3See all my reviews

Guess I'm biased! It was a great Canadian series, shot in Toronto (my birthplace). Being from Toronto, the background scenery was very familiar and added to the realism. My wife and I enjoyed all the actors, although some were being re-cast as different guest villains,etc. a little too much. We especially like the "confrontations" between cops "Kevin & Frank" and "Whitey".


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