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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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3   2   1  
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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Drama

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Trivia

One of the earliest episodes dealt with the aftermath of AIDS, as Jack's old girlfriend (played by Kay Lenz) develops the disease, and Jack hunts down the man who infected her. The episode was eventually rewritten to show compassion for people with AIDS, and won Kay Lenz an Emmy award. See more »

Quotes

Jack Killian: [shouting, as someone is pounding at his front door, waking him up] Whoever you are, you're going to die!
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Connections

Referenced in Supernatural: Salvation (2006) See more »

User Reviews

Pretty good show
1 July 2003 | by nev827See all my reviews

I remember watching this show in reruns on A&E (in the early morning hours) and must say I enjoyed it. The characters and plots were pretty intriuging. Of course it's gonna be dark, but the plotlines were dark as well. The show caused me to become a fan of Gary Cole's and when, a number of years later, I caught Wendy Kilbourne in the North & South miniseries and became a fan of hers, I came to appreciate the show even more.


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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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