Hot Pursuit (1984 TV series)

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Hot Pursuit
Genre drama
Starring Eric Pierpoint
Kerrie Keane
Dina Merrill
Michael Preston
Bradford Dillman
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Kenneth Johnson Productions
NBC Productions
Original network NBC
Original release September 22 – December 28, 1984

Hot Pursuit is an American television series starring Kerrie Keane and Eric Pierpoint, which aired from September 22 to December 28, 1984 on NBC. It was written and directed by executive producer Kenneth Johnson.


James Wyler (Eric Pierpoint) and his wife Kate Wyler (Kerrie Keane) are an upper-middle class couple before the events in the series begin. Kate is a successful automotive engineer, while Jim is a practicing veterinarian. But then Kate is framed for murdering her boss, Victor Modrian (Bradford Dillman), and sentenced to prison. In reality, Victor Modrian's evil wife Estelle (Dina Merrill) had orchestrated the murder using a lookalike for Kate. Jim discovers the homeless lookalike and determines to bring Estelle to justice, to which end he helps Kate escape. Estelle, discovering that Jim and Kate have escaped, orders Kate's lookalike found and murdered—and both Jim and Kate found, and murdered, before THEY find her.

On the run[edit]

While his wife is being driven to prison, Jim Wyler forcibly helps her escape. Like The Fugitive before them, they go on the run, tracking clues to the real culprits while taking on odd jobs to finance their search. Complicating their search is an assassin hired by Estelle Modrian to kill them so she is not exposed.


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