Hunter

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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.
Starring
Fred DryerCharles HallahanStefanie Kramer
Genres
SuspenseActionDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Pilot
    September 18, 1984
    1 h 35 min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Hunter answers a murder call while McCall works on the King Hayes case and Hunter suspects a serial killer.
  2. 2. Hard Contract
    September 28, 1984
    49min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    McCall's ex-partner and ex-policeofficer Gus Trancas has gone bad. In an attempt to save him from putting himself behind bars by excepting a "contract", McCall and Hunter go after him and try to stop him.
  3. 3. The Hot Grounder
    October 5, 1984
    48min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Commissioner Larry Crenshaw's wife Connie, is blown-up while moving the Commissioner's car one morning.
  4. 4. A Long Way From L.A.
    October 26, 1984
    47min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    While escorting a meek "pick-pocket" prisoner, Wally Waterstein, from Texas to Los Angeles for arraignment, Hunter and McCall encounter car trouble.
  5. 5. Legacy
    November 2, 1984
    46min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The girlfriend of a known mobster witnesses a murder, and Hunter must track her down.
  6. 6. Flight on a Dead Pigeon
    November 9, 1984
    47min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Hunter and McCall bust a drug ring that uses pigeons to fly in their heroin from Mexico.
  7. 7. Pen Pals
    November 16, 1984
    50min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Hunter and McCall are brought into a case involving a drug dealer passing bad drugs to school kids.
  8. 8. Dead or Alive
    November 30, 1984
    48min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Jonnie Joe Walker is a bounty hunter that has come to town looking for Chief David Blackfoot and Panhandle Pete.
  9. 9. High Bleacher Man
    December 7, 1984
    46min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Hunter and McCall are assigned to protect a sleazy criminal, Gavin, who has been given immunity from prosecution, for fingering a top criminal Nate Demerast.
  10. 10. The Shooter
    January 4, 1985
    47min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    At the scene of a crime Hunter finds the cigarette, determines it has been "crushed" out by a foot, therefore eliminating the possibility of it being thrown out of a car window, and now believes the killer was riding a motorcycle.
  11. 11. The Garbage Man
    January 11, 1985
    48min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    English
    Hunter and McCall go after a killer who is shooting parolees.
  12. 12. The Avenging Angel
    January 18, 1985
    48min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Arnold Morton, a mentally disturbed surveillance expert, has been following Hunter for weeks. He emulates Hunter and wants to be his equal infighting crime and "cleaning up the city". Arnold's surveillance on another job leads him to a murder committed by a Dr . Pierpont. He phones Hunter and gives him the "anonymous tip" which Hunter goes after.
  13. 13. Snow Queen Part 1
    March 23, 1985
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    English
    McCall's prime informant in the case against a drug merchant is a young cocaine supplier who's being extradited as a murder witness by a New York policeman who seems mysteriously intent on killing her.
  14. 14. Snow Queen Part 2
    March 30, 1985
    48min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Dee Dee's in danger as she moves closer to exposing a ruthless drug dealer, while Hunter fights to keep a rogue policeman from killing a material witness.
  15. 15. Beach Boys
    April 6, 1985
    47min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Beach Boy arrives in Los Angeles from Hawaii, picks up his luggage and heads for his car. The next day, he arrives at Eddy Marks' house and promply machine guns him down in his kitchen. Eddy's girlfriend, relaxing in the jacuzzi, hides but sees the killer.
  16. 16. Guilty
    April 13, 1985
    47min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Hunter and McCall go after a convicted murder who is back out on the street and has vowed to kill the jurors who convicted him.
  17. 17. The Last Kill
    April 20, 1985
    48min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    English
    Hunter and McCall go after a contract killer who is making hits throughout the city in order to ingratiate himself with a criminal kingpin in order to kill him.
  18. 18. Fireman
    May 10, 1985
    49min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    English
    Hunter and McCall are brought in to help solve an arsonist/murder case. Someone has been setting fires all over the city to empty warehouses.
  19. 19. Sniper
    May 17, 1985
    48min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Hunter and McCall go after a sniper who is killing blondes that remind him of his wife who jilted him 18 years ago.

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Directors
Ron Satlof
Producers
Jo Swerling Jr.
Season year
1985
Network
Cannell Productions
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Format
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4.6 out of 5 stars

343 global ratings

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Chas EReviewed in the United States on May 11, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good quality. no commercials to have to sit through.
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I recently got a different DVD series. The first disc forces you to watch through a 5 minute commercial every time you turn the player on.
This one, season 1 of Hunter, and apparently all Mill Creek collections give you what you paid for. No commercials.
THANK YOU.
If I wanted to watch commercials, I'd watch you tube, or TV. I didnt pay to get mandatory commercials.
Its a nice quality version. Perhaps the only annoying feature of Mills Creek is they have a 90 second or so preview, and you can't get around it. I mute the TV, and cover my eyes, so I can't see it. Some of the fun is watching a show, and not knowing which episode it is at first. The Rockford Files is the same way. Sometimes you see the preview, and you dont even feel like watching it. You just saw the highlights. Other than that, they are perfect. They started showing the Perry Mason movies on TV, and the first one made in 1985 is much more grainy than this Hunter disc which was first shot in 1984. Nice quality, very happy.
JOSEPH TROIANIReviewed in the United States on May 14, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great buddy cop show
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Great buddy cop show. Some great chemistry between Hunter and McCall the fist two seasons were all action which was great. But once the network found it has a hit show it just had to exert its power and change things a bit. Less action scenes in seasons 3 and up but the story lines were still great. And Stefanie Kramer is so beautiful it hurts to look at her. The moments where Hunter and McCall share personal banter is great. They won't ever make them like this anymore. Not to mention Garrett Morris. Great show and cast.
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Gary HartnerReviewed in the United States on May 8, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Cop Show
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These are fast paced action detective episodes. The stories are entertaining and the acting is excellent. Hunter is a no nonsense detective with, at times a sarcastic sense of humor. McCall is a strong woman/detective but not obnoxious. Both characters have mutual respect and play well against each other as they get the bad guy.
!the un-irrelevant humin*Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Rest of seasons are available on Amazon, just not on dvd.
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Very good show. I remember when it was on tv. All the seasons are available on Amazon Video here on their website thank goodness!

I knock off a star because some music appears to have been replaced. For example, the motorcycle cop episode seems to have music from the '90s that doesn't fit with when this show was made. I want all the original music, even if it costs a little more.
6 people found this helpful
Ashley PattersonReviewed in the United States on December 8, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Show
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I bought this episode because I signed up for a free trial of amazon prime. I just wanted to see if I could watch the first episode on my tivo through amazon. I didn't mean to buy it because I thought I could watch it for free with my amazon prime membership but I was wrong. It was only $2, so I didn't dispute the charge. Besides, I love Hunter episodes! I bought the entire 7 seasons series. I got really addicted to watching Hunter on Hulu.com because there was nothing on tv and I remembered it from my childhood. My mom use to watch it. I wanted to just check it out because I like watching old tv shows. They give you a glimpse into the past and are all new to me because I haven't seen them before. Hunter reminds me of a few cop/crime dramas of today and I LOVE the relationship between Hunter and McCall. The friendship between Stefanie Kramer and Fred Dryer was real, on screen and off. It was a funny/drama/crime thriller all rolled into one. I would definitely recommend the series to anyone who's a fan of the genre.
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Wayne S.Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good Times!!!
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My favorite tv show of all time!!!

I was in junior high when this show was on. Loved everything about it especially Dee Dee Mcall! Ouch.... Fred Dryer's the man!!!

I'm glad Anchor Bay picked up the rights to the show, hopefully we'll get every single season, including the movies as well...

As far as specs go... Pretty much bare bones, except for an interview with executive producer Stephen Cannell, and Stefanie Kramer. She still looks good for an old broad!

There's only a stereo track here, but the dialogue sounds really crisp and clear. Action effects sound a little muffled but the source was probably mono back in the day... Hell, mono's the only way I watched Hunter back in the day anyway... Mono turned up really loud!

Such a great show! Gotta get Mcguyver next!

Later!
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Seth C. HowardReviewed in the United States on April 19, 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
A great series from the 80's time machine.....
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I lived to watch Fred Dryer tackle and SACK on RAMS football field . Certainly not the first , but one of the better , if not best football-to-acting transitions on TV . Typical 80's over-the-top style acting , but not unbelievable . CAR WRECKS GALLOR!! Stunt personel should be well lauded for their work . Also , the actual actors had to follow thru many of the scenes .
What needs be said of Stepfanie Kramer . TRULY STUNNING . Always "covered" for family viewing and still heart-stopper. Stef re-wrote the "tuff woman" roll well . I recommend this over most current childrens programming . Not that content is all "educational" , but the moral values EXCEED most current programs .YES LADIES : Fred was in great shape after footbal .
AGAIN , pop the korn and plug it in!!
4 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on January 6, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
On the money.
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The Headhunter and Brass Cupcake nicknamed pair of crime fighters carry a mantra of violence as far as their supervisors are concerned, therefore the duo are denied resources that other police officers are granted normally. Dee Dee's personal car is used more often than the police units they are issued, because her's will actually run. Rick Hunter and Dee Dee McCall balance work around their boss's animosity, cars that drive themselves to the wrecking yard, really bad guys, good stories, strong action scenes and better than average punch lines to portray a pair of concerned efficient police officers in a rough environment. In other words a series that is full of action, good humor and well worth watching.
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