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 ... See full summary »

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Jack 'Nighthawk' Killian 61 episodes, 1988-1991
Dennis Dun ...  Billy Po 61 episodes, 1988-1991
...  Lt. Carl Zymak 61 episodes, 1988-1991
...  Deacon Bridges 47 episodes, 1988-1991
...  Devon King 44 episodes, 1988-1990
Jerado Carmona ...  Jerado / ... 30 episodes, 1988-1991
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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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25 October 1988 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Jack Killian's first boss at KJCM, Devon King (Wendy Kilbourne), drew her family fortune from her father's chain of Laundromats. Devon King stayed on the series for two years, before selling the station to Nicky Molloy (Lisa Eilbacher). See more »

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[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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old memories
26 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

a piece of my teenager period. the music. the characters. and, in special, Jack Killian. it is difficult to describe the pages of an emotion. the voice, the cases, the impressive role of Cole and the fascination of a world in which the words are more important than every gun. this show was an invitation to understand force of radio and importance of choices. out of moral lessons or predictable advises. like a game of basic values. like a quite spell in which magic is only stage. tale of former policeman and a radio station, crumbs of talks and solution for police cases. ordinary stories. and subtle charm of a fight against yourself. beautiful memories. and old Good night America...wherever you are.


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