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Midnight Caller 

An ex-cop hosts a late-night talk radio program while getting involved with his listeners' problems in his off-time.

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Richard Di Lello
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1991   1990   1989   1988  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Gary Cole ...  Jack 'Nighthawk' Killian 61 episodes, 1988-1991
Dennis Dun ...  Billy Po 61 episodes, 1988-1991
Arthur Taxier ...  Lt. Carl Zymak 61 episodes, 1988-1991
Mykelti Williamson ...  Deacon Bridges 47 episodes, 1988-1991
Wendy Kilbourne ...  Devon King 44 episodes, 1988-1990
Jerado Carmona Jerado Carmona ...  Jerado / ... 30 episodes, 1988-1991
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Storyline

Jack Killian is an ex-cop in San Francisco. He quit the police force after accidentally shooting his partner. He was approached by Devon King, the manager of a local radio station, and accepted a job as a talk-back host. Ever the humanitarian, Jack (together with his side-kick Billy Po) often gets personally involved with the plight of those who call his show. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Nachtfalke See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (61 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Cole (Jack Killian) guest starred in season 8, episode 7 of the TV show "Frasier". Frasier(Kelsey Grammer) also played a radio talk show host. See more »

Quotes

[at the end of every episode]
Jack Killian: This is Jack Killian, the Nighthawk, on KJCM, 98.3, and good night America... wherever you are.
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Referenced in Reasonable Doubts: The Iceman (1993) See more »

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Midnight Fun
25 September 2007 | by labnfn-1See all my reviews

Midnight Caller was an extraordinary program. Thoughtful, mature and a great showcase for Gary Cole and Mykel T. Williamson. Everyone who appreciates this kind of cynical, mature drama laced with sharp humor, should inquire as to why this is not available on DVD. I would buy it without hesitation. The other supporting players and (frequent) guest stars usually gave excellent performances. The jazzy soundtrack was a great compliment to the program. The timing was impeccable as the show's debut was the same year I moved to the SF Bay area. Bravo to Gary Cole- his performance as Jack Killian was truly outstanding. If you ever have a chance, give this show a look, or better still, buy some DVDs.


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