List of Hunter episodes

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The following is an episode list for the 1980s police television series Hunter, starring Fred Dryer and Stepfanie Kramer. In the United States, the show was aired on NBC. The "Pilot" TV movie premiered on September 18, 1984 with the series officially starting 10 days later. The show ended on April 26, 1991 after seven seasons. There are a total of 153 episodes, spanning seven years (19841991) of the show's run.

Reunion movies were broadcast on TV in 1995, 2002 and 2003, with a revival series of five episodes (of which only three aired) following in 2003 as well.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 19 September 18, 1984 May 18, 1985
2 23 September 21, 1985 May 20, 1986
3 22 September 27, 1986 July 18, 1987
4 22 September 24, 1987 May 7, 1988
5 22 October 29, 1988 May 21, 1989
6 22 October 14, 1989 May 7, 1990
7 22 September 19, 1990 April 26, 1991
TV films 3 March 6, 1995 April 12, 2003
Revival series 5 (2 unaired) April 19, 2003 May 3, 2003


Season 1 (1984–85)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Hunter" Ron Satlof Frank Lupo September 18, 1984 (1984-09-18)
Detective Sergeant Rick Hunter is the son of a mobster; he has a hard time keeping a partner because most other cops don't trust him. The incompetent Bernie Terwilliger (James Whitmore, Jr.) is the only one in the squad who is willing to work with him. Hunter enlists another maverick cop — brassy Detective Sergeant Dee Dee McCall — to set a trap for a brutal murderer (Brian Dennehy), and they become partners.
2 2 "Hard Contract" Bruce Kessler Stephen J. Cannell,
Frank Lupo
September 28, 1984 (1984-09-28)
McCall takes an unexpected leave of absence to hunt down a renegade cop (David Aykroyd) and stop him before he follows through on a killer-for-hire assignment.
3 3 "The Hot Grounder" Bill Duke Stephen J. Cannell October 5, 1984 (1984-10-05)
When the Police Commissioner's wife is murdered, the chief becomes the prime suspect. Hunter and McCall have to clear his name.
4 4 "A Long Way from L.A." Arnold Laven Frank Lupo October 26, 1984 (1984-10-26)
A pickpocket is accused of brutally beating a woman.
5 5 "Legacy" Ron Satlof Chris Bunch,
Allan Cole
November 2, 1984 (1984-11-02)
Hunter has to find a witness that can provide testimony to stop a gang war after a gangster was murdered.
6 6 "Flight on a Dead Pigeon" Michael Preece E. Nick Alexander November 9, 1984 (1984-11-09)
A young girl reports that her carrier pigeons have been stolen, but nobody takes her seriously until she becomes the target of a kidnapper.
7 7 "Pen Pals" Larry Stewart Babs Greyhosky November 16, 1984 (1984-11-16)

Hunter's rough behavior while making an arrest puts him in a bad situation when the criminal is shot and killed with Hunter's gun.

Guest stars: Jack O'Halloran (Non on the movies Superman and Superman II)
8 8 "Dead or Alive" Guy Magar Frank Lupo November 30, 1984 (1984-11-30)
Hunter and McCall track a bounty hunter who is beating the outlaws he brings in for a reward.
9 9 "High Bleacher Man" Arnold Laven Sidney Ellis December 7, 1984 (1984-12-07)
Hunter and McCall are assigned to protect a sleazy criminal, who has been given immunity for fingering a top criminal. Outraged at having to protect him, Hunter and McCall set out to find someone else who can finger the top criminal.
10 10 "The Shooter" Michael Lange Mark Jones January 4, 1985 (1985-01-04)
Hunter and McCall hunt for the person who shot and killed a motorcycle cop with an armor-piercing bullet like the one that was used to kill McCall's husband.
11 11 "The Garbage Man" Bruce Kessler Sidney Ellis January 11, 1985 (1985-01-11)
Hunter and an old friend who's a parole officer (Ed O'Neill) get in each other's way while trying to investigate the same case.
12 12 "The Avenging Angel" James Whitmore, Jr. Brian Alan Lane January 18, 1985 (1985-01-18)
A mentally disturbed surveillance expert attempts to "help" Hunter by killing a suspect and a witness. McCall is kidnapped when the surveillance expert is unhappy that Hunter does not approve of his actions.
13 13 "The Snow Queen: Part 1" Tony Mordente Frank Lupo March 23, 1985 (1985-03-23)
A cocaine dealer escapes from her police escort while being extradited from New York and Hunter joins forces with Molinas (Dennis Franz) for a big drug bust while McCall goes undercover.
14 14 "The Snow Queen: Part 2" Richard A. Colla Frank Lupo March 30, 1985 (1985-03-30)
Hunter becomes suspicious of Molinas (Dennis Franz) & his connection to the cocaine dealer he's supposed to transport back to New York.
15 15 "The Beach Boy" Richard A. Colla Richard Christian Matheson,
Thomas E. Szollosi
April 6, 1985 (1985-04-06)
Drug dealers become the target of retribution after refusing to deal with their suppliers.
16 16 "Guilty" Michael Lange Mark Jones April 13, 1985 (1985-04-13)

Hunter and McCall investigate a possible connection between two homicides, rather than follow orders to investigate a case involving muggings.

Guest stars: Ken Foree (Roger Rockmore on Kenan & Kel)
17 17 "The Last Kill" Bruce Kessler Jeff Wilhelm April 20, 1985 (1985-04-20)
Hunter and McCall track a hit man who leaves a napkin with a purple circle on it at the scene of each crime.
18 18 "Fire Man" Tony Mordente Richard Christian Matheson,
Thomas E. Szollosi
May 11, 1985 (1985-05-11)
A television news crew get in the way of Hunter and McCall while they are trying to investigate the arsonist the news crew helped identify.
19 19 "Sniper" James Whitmore, Jr. Sidney Ellis May 18, 1985 (1985-05-18)
Hunter and McCall investigate the mysterious sniper shootings of blond women.

Season 2 (1985–86)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
20 1 "Case X" David Soul Tom Lazarus September 21, 1985 (1985-09-21)
McCall goes undercover after a number of porn stars wind up dead.
21 2 "Night of the Dragons" James Whitmore, Jr. Patrick Barry,
Herbert Wright
September 28, 1985 (1985-09-28)
Hunter and McCall spend their time off investigating a shooting they witnessed in Chinatown.
22 3 "The Biggest Man in Town" Bob Bralver Stephen Katz October 5, 1985 (1985-10-05)
Hunter and McCall go undercover to investigate the murder of an accountant in a small town.
23 4 "Rich Girl" James Whitmore, Jr. Stephen L. Cotler October 19, 1985 (1985-10-19)
Hunter and McCall investigate the attempted shooting of a wealthy businessman whose young wife is the prime suspect.
24 5 "Killer in the Halloween Mask" Sidney Hayers Stephen Katz October 26, 1985 (1985-10-26)
The Captain sends Hunter and McCall to serve as technical advisors for a television police show to keep them out of trouble. Unfortunately, the star of the show is killed, placing Hunter and McCall in the middle of another high-profile murder investigation.
25 6 "Rape and Revenge: Part 1" Gary Winter Tom Lazarus November 2, 1985 (1985-11-02)
While investigating a rape and murder at a foreign consulate, McCall finds herself the victim of the same rapist, a diplomat who escapes prosecution for the crime because of diplomatic immunity. Hunter vows to get revenge.
26 7 "Rape and Revenge: Part 2" Richard A. Colla Tom Lazarus November 9, 1985 (1985-11-09)
Hunter takes matters into his own hands after his superiors refuse to fight the diplomat's claim of immunity. After learning of Hunter's intentions, McCall tracks her partner down to talk him out of his plan.
27 8 "Million Dollar Misunderstanding" Michael Preece Frank Lupo November 16, 1985 (1985-11-16)
An armored car robbery goes awry when the gang leader (Robert Davi) kills his partner, and the car with the money in the trunk is stolen.
28 9 "The Big Fall" James Whitmore, Jr. Rogers Turrentine November 23, 1985 (1985-11-23)
Hunter is blamed for the murder of a government witness that he and McCall were assigned to protect.
29 10 "Waiting for Mr. Wrong" Ron Satlof Rogers Turrentine December 7, 1985 (1985-12-07)
A flashy yet deadly jewelry store robbery leaves Hunter and McCall with a dead body and a cold trail.
30 11 "Think Blue" Michael O'Herlihy Sidney Ellis December 14, 1985 (1985-12-14)
A friend of Hunter's is accused of killing his wife, but Hunter connects the crime to a man he arrested a long time ago instead.
31 12 "Blow-Up" Douglas Heyes Herbert Wright January 4, 1986 (1986-01-04)
Hunter suspects that a man he arrested a long time ago bombed the angel on a grave.
32 13 "War Zone" Bob Bralver Allison Hock January 11, 1986 (1986-01-11)
The murder of a hooker is connected to a pharmaceutical theft.
33 14 "Burned" Charlie Picerni Jo Montgomery January 18, 1986 (1986-01-18)
A lawyer is indicted for bribing a juror and fakes his death.
34 15 "Scrap Metal" Michael Preece Sidney Ellis February 1, 1986 (1986-02-01)
A dying criminal sends for Hunter and says that he's the man who killed Hunter's father, and that he was paid to do it by his father's partner. Hunter goes to the man who was originally convicted for the murder and asks him if he did it or not; he says he was just trying to rob the place when the police came and assumed he did it. So Hunter sets out to find if his father's partner did have his father killed.
35 16 "Fagin 1986" Douglas Heyes Randall Wallace February 8, 1986 (1986-02-08)
A juvenile is killed during a robbery attempt and Hunter discovers that he was part of a gang led by an adult criminal (Trinidad Silva).
36 17 "62 Hrs. of Terror" Michael Preece Teleplay by: Rudolph Borchert & Rogers Turrentine
Story by: Richard Breen & James Polster
February 15, 1986 (1986-02-15)
Hunter and McCall discover a network of extremists who are holding a diplomat hostage.
37 18 "Death Machine" Kim Manners Tom Lazarus March 11, 1986 (1986-03-11)
Hunter and McCall pursue a couple of young punks involved in a jewelry heist & a underground punk rocker suspected of multiple torture murders.
38 19 "The Setup" James Whitmore, Jr. Allison Hock March 25, 1986 (1986-03-25)
Hunter recognizes a murder victim as the mistress of the man who was suspected of murdering his partner three years ago.
39 20 "The Beautiful & the Dead: Part 1" Gary Winter Teleplay by: John Thomas James
Story by: Jo Montgomery
April 1, 1986 (1986-04-01)
A body disappears from Hunter's apartment, and as he and McCall investigate they find that a Russian defector and Federal agents are connected to the case.
40 21 "The Beautiful & the Dead: Part 2" Tony Mordente Teleplay by: John Thomas James
Story by: Jo Montgomery
April 8, 1986 (1986-04-08)
See Part 1, above.
41 22 "The Return of Typhoon Thompson" Peter Kiwitt Rogers Turrentine May 6, 1986 (1986-05-06)

Hunter and McCall try to stop a former prizefighter (Isaac Hayes) from exacting revenge on those who framed him for the murder of his manager.

Note: This episode marks the first appearance of informant Sporty James (Garrett Morris), who would appear in a total of 28 episodes.[1]
42 23 "Saturday Night Special" Peter Kiwitt Marianne Clarkson,
Allison Hock
May 20, 1986 (1986-05-20)
Hunter and McCall investigate a witness' claim that a series of skid row murders are being committed by the reporter who is covering the story.

Season 3 (1986–87)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
43 1 "Overnight Sensation" Tony Mordente Richard C. Okie September 27, 1986 (1986-09-27)
A television reporter accuses Hunter of firing his weapon unnecessarily after pursuing two robbers.
44 2 "Change Partners and Dance" James Whitmore, Jr. David Lightstone October 4, 1986 (1986-10-04)
A cop is murdered after making arrangements to meet with Hunter. Hunter & McCall are partnered with different partners on Devane's orders, leaving McCall & her new partner to work on the murder.
45 3 "Crime of Passion" Charlie Picerni Doug Heyes Jr.,
Jo Montgomery
October 11, 1986 (1986-10-11)
McCall believes that a man suspected of murdering his wife is innocent.
46 4 "The Castro Connection" James L. Conway Carlton Hollander & Dennis Rodriguez & Doug Heyes Jr. November 1, 1986 (1986-11-01)
Hunter witnesses the shooting of a DEA agent, but the body disappears.
47 5 "High Noon in L.A." James Whitmore, Jr. & Michael Preece Erica Byrne & Howard Chesley November 8, 1986 (1986-11-08)
The brother of the diplomat who raped McCall (in the two-part episode "Rape and Revenge") comes to Los Angeles to exact revenge against Hunter for killing his brother.
48 6 "From San Francisco with Love" Charlie Picerni Teleplay by: Stephanie Garman & Hollace White
Story by: Ira Besserman & Chris Burrenthal
November 15, 1986 (1986-11-15)
A San Francisco cop joins Hunter and McCall in investigating a case after someone attempts to shoot his son.
49 7 "True Confessions" Michael Preece Jo Montgomery,
Rogers Turrentine
November 22, 1986 (1986-11-22)
When the three men guilty of raping a young woman are released on a technicality, her older sister vows to make them pay for their crime.
50 8 "Love, Hate, and Sporty James" Don Chaffey Marianne Clarkson December 6, 1986 (1986-12-06)
Police informant Sporty James (Garrett Morris) believes that he will receive a large sum of money after witnessing a murder committed by a drug trafficker's henchmen.
51 9 "The Contract" Les Sheldon Paul L. Ehrmann & John Thomas James December 13, 1986 (1986-12-13)
The wife of a wealthy man and her lover plan her kidnapping to swindle her husband.
52 10 "The Cradle Will Rock" Kim Manners Teleplay by: Rogers Turrentine & John Thomas James
Story by: E. Nick Alexander & John Thomas James
January 3, 1987 (1987-01-03)
McCall's friend and the rock star ex-husband of a singer vanish.
53 11 "Bad Company" Charlie Picerni Dick Nelson January 10, 1987 (1987-01-10)
A group of neo-Nazis rob a gun shop and leave an injured partner behind, who happens to be the daughter of the group's leader.
54 12 "Down and Under" James Darren Teleplay by: Howard Chesley
Story by: John Thomas James & Charlotte Clay
January 17, 1987 (1987-01-17)
Hunter travels to Sydney, Australia in an attempt to find clues regarding both the murder of an elderly woman & the disappearance of an old flame three years ago.
55 13 "Straight to the Heart" James Whitmore, Jr. Teleplay by: Eric Estrin, Michael Berlin & John Thomas James
Story by: Michael Berlin & Eric Estrin
January 24, 1987 (1987-01-24)
While Hunter is on leave preparing to testify before a grand jury, he becomes involved with a woman who is the girlfriend of the accused.
56 14 "Requiem for Sergeant McCall" Charlie Picerni Joe Cannon,
Doug Heyes Jr.
February 7, 1987 (1987-02-07)
McCall lands in hot water after she reopens the case her husband was working on when he was killed.
57 15 "Double Exposure" James Whitmore, Jr. Thomas Huggins & Charlotte Clay February 14, 1987 (1987-02-14)
McCall goes undercover as a fashion model to bust a ring of thieves hitting lonely business men in their hotels. When Sporty James shows up and inadvertently blows McCall's cover, Hunter attempts to get there in time to keep them from getting killed.
58 16 "The Girl Next Door" James Whitmore, Jr. Charlotte Huggins,
Thomas Huggins
February 21, 1987 (1987-02-21)
Detective Sergeant Coslin is on the run after witnessing his girlfriend's murder and planting evidence of the crime in Hunter's house.
59 17 "Any Second Now" James Darren Teleplay by: Stephanie Garman, Hollace White & Marianne Clarkson
Story by: Charlotte Clay & John Thomas James
February 28, 1987 (1987-02-28)

A fan who was convicted of attacking a pianist is released from prison and is once again a threat to the pianist.

Note: The pianist in this episode is played by real-life stalking victim Theresa Saldana, and the story is similar to her own.
60 18 "A Child Is Born" Fred Dryer Teleplay by: Erica Byrne, Marianne Clarkson & Janice Meyer
Story by: Erica Byrne
March 14, 1987 (1987-03-14)
McCall wants to adopt a baby girl whose mother was shot and left braindead in a case of mistaken identity.
61 19 "Crossfire" Charlie Picerni Teleplay by: Herman Groves, Terry Nelson & John Thomas James
Story by: Herman Groves
April 11, 1987 (1987-04-11)
Hunter finds that an old girlfriend is being hunted by a cocaine dealer while he is tailing a robbery and murder suspect who was released due to a lack of evidence.
62 20 "Hot Pursuit: Part 1" James Darren Charlotte Clay & Thomas Huggins May 2, 1987 (1987-05-02)
Hunter & McCall are investigating a prostitution ring when McCall is shot and seriously wounded, and her informant friend is killed. The trail soon leads to a pimp named Big Jack Hemmings, who Hunter suspects ordered the hit on McCall. While McCall fights to survive as surgeons prepare to take the bullet out, Hunter confronts Hemmings.
63 21 "Hot Pursuit: Part 2" Stepfanie Kramer Charlotte Clay & Thomas Huggins May 9, 1987 (1987-05-09)
After Hunter leaves Hemmings' mansion, he's arrested by the Beverly Hills police, who are trying to pin a murder charge on Hunter for political reasons. The D.A. decides not to charge Hunter yet, and Hunter soon discovers who the real killer is. It's now a race against time, as Hunter tries to stop the killer from fleeing the country while the Beverly Hills police try to pin the crime on Hunter.
64 22 "Shades" Michael Preece Frank Lupo July 18, 1987 (1987-07-18)
Hunter is kidnapped and presumed dead after he travels to prison to visit a sick family friend. McCall must control her frustration when she is paired up with a fashion-conscious female partner.

Season 4 (1987–88)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
65 1 "Not Just Another John Doe" Michael Preece Doug Heyes Jr. September 24, 1987 (1987-09-24)
A skid row murder leads to an unknown victim. The killer knows the identity of the witness and the witness knows the identity of the killer.
66 2 "Playing God" James Whitmore, Jr. Richard C. Okie October 3, 1987 (1987-10-03)
Hunter and McCall consider leaving the force when the investigation of a community leader who has ties to organized crime reveals some disturbing evidence.
67 3 "The Jade Woman" Fred Dryer Joe Menosky October 17, 1987 (1987-10-17)
Hunter investigates the disappearance of a friend's mail-order bride while he is off duty. The case becomes a homicide investagation when the marriage broker is murdered.
68 4 "Flashpoint" Michael Preece Dallas L. Barnes October 24, 1987 (1987-10-24)
A Hispanic city councilman's son is killed in a botched traffic stop and he holds the LAPD responsible, citing racism.
69 5 "Night on Bald Mountain" Dennis Dugan Story by: John Thomas James
Teleplay by: Marianne Clarkson
October 31, 1987 (1987-10-31)
When Hunter & McCall travel to a mountaintop mansion to investigate a murder, they are trapped there overnight with the victim's entire family in the midst of a massive snowstorm.
70 6 "City of Passion: Part 1" James Whitmore, Jr. Teleplay by: Charlotte Clay & Thomas Huggins November 7, 1987 (1987-11-07)
Several different stories mesh together in this three-part episode. Hunter & McCall, along with Detectives Brad Navarro & Kitty O'Hearn, investigate a string of rapes committed against a certain type of female. McCall is accused of entrapment when she busts a prominent judge in a prostitution sting operation. Hunter receives a visit from a teenage prostitute who is concerned her missing friend was murdered.
71 7 "City of Passion: Part 2" James Whitmore, Jr. Teleplay by: Dallas L. Barnes November 14, 1987 (1987-11-14)
Hunter spends the night at McCall's house after she receives a threatening phone call from the man known as "Bigfoot," whom they were investigating for the rapes. Brad Navarro's wife kicks him out of the house and hits the LAPD with a massive and somewhat humorous lawsuit, claiming their marriage was failing because of Brad's "unusual appetite for sex" due to being paired up with attractive female partners. Hunter's investigation of a missing girl uncovers a local satanic cult, led by the very judge McCall arrested. The LAPD conduct a stakeout in an attempt to catch "Bigfoot," but he outsmarts them and nearly claims Sgt. McCall as his next victim.
72 8 "City of Passion: Part 3" James Whitmore, Jr. Dallas L. Barnes November 21, 1987 (1987-11-21)
McCall's fight to appeal her entrapment accusation uncovers corruption at the hands of the LAPD commander, who resigns amid the controversy. The teenage girl Hunter had been keeping tabs on is murdered by a member of Judge Unger's cult. The judge is arrested by Hunter. Kathy Navarro drops her lawsuit against the LAPD and she and Brad reconcile. Lloyd Fredericks, known as "Bigfoot," is arrested after he beats and nearly rapes Sgt. McCall; Mrs. Fredericks takes her own course of action against him.
73 9 "Turning Point" Dennis Dugan Teleplay by:Robert Bielak
Story by: Paul Schiffer
November 28, 1987 (1987-11-28)
Hunter and McCall investigate a car bomb that explodes in a reporter's car, killing someone else.
74 10 "Hot Prowl" Jefferson Kibbee Teleplay by: Joe Menosky & Joseph Gunn
Story by: Joseph Gunn
December 8, 1987 (1987-12-08)
The victim of a robbery attempts to buy the stolen item from the robber without reporting him to the police.
75 11 "Allegra" James Whitmore, Jr. Roy Huggins,
Joe Menosky
December 29, 1987 (1987-12-29)
Hunter struggles with some emotions when the victim of his latest murder investigation is an old flame.
76 12 "Renegade" Jefferson Kibbee Teleplay by: Terry D. Nelson & Frank Dandridge
Story by: Frank Dandridge
January 5, 1988 (1988-01-05)
The mother of a man who steals a cocaine delivery is accidentally shot when the thief leads his pursuers to his parents' home.
77 13 "The Black Dahlia" Michael Preece Michael Hamner,
Robert Hamner
January 12, 1988 (1988-01-12)
Hunter & McCall post a (fictitious) conclusion to the Black Dahlia murder case, the most famous unsolved murder in the history of the LAPD.
78 14 "Naked Justice: Part 1" James Whitmore, Jr. Teleplay by: Dallas L. Barnes & JoAnne Barnes February 2, 1988 (1988-02-02)
A homeless man offers information about the murder of a film star.
79 15 "Naked Justice: Part 2" James Whitmore, Jr. Teleplay by: Dallas L. Barnes & JoAnne Barnes February 9, 1988 (1988-02-09)
See Part 1, above.
80 16 "Girl on the Beach" Fred Dryer Doug Heyes Jr. February 16, 1988 (1988-02-16)
Captain Devane's ex-wife is convinced that she killed a woman while driving under the influence of alcohol, until a second body is found.
81 17 "The Bogota Million" Michael Preece Jo Montgomery March 1, 1988 (1988-03-01)
The mobsters are pursuing Sporty James because they think he stole a million dollars from them. The police are pursuing him because they think he killed one of the mobsters.
82 18 "Death Signs" James Whitmore, Jr. Charlotte Huggins,
Thomas Huggins
March 12, 1988 (1988-03-12)
Hunter and McCall have three suspects to choose from when a deaf man is murdered.
83 19 "Boomerang" Jefferson Kibbee Jo Montgomery March 19, 1988 (1988-03-19)
A woman fears that she will be the prime suspect when her husband is killed in a boating accident.
84 20 "The Fourth Man" John Peter Kousakis Teleplay by: Joe Menosky & Rogers Turrentine
Story by: Thomas C. Schiffer
March 26, 1988 (1988-03-26)
Hunter's old partner is murdered and he suspects that a group of officers, who were suspected of stealing money from a drug bust five years prior to the murder, are to blame.
85 21 "Murder He Wrote" Jefferson Kibbee Roy Huggins April 30, 1988 (1988-04-30)
Hunter and McCall have dinner with a millionaire who thinks that his heirs are plotting his murder.
86 22 "Silver Bullet" Michael Preece Dallas L. Barnes,
JoAnne Barnes
May 7, 1988 (1988-05-07)
When Hunter & McCall investigate a series of murders committed with police-issued bullets, the main suspect is closer than they think.

Season 5 (1988–89)[edit]

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87 1 "Heir of Neglect" Alexander Singer David Lightstone October 29, 1988 (1988-10-29)
Hunter investigates the case of a teenage boy who mistakenly shot his parents during what he claimed was a home invasion.
88 2 "The Baby Game" James Fargo Tom Chehak November 5, 1988 (1988-11-05)
A two-year-old girl sleeps while her mother is murdered.
89 3 "Dead on Target: Part 1" Corey Allen George Geiger November 12, 1988 (1988-11-12)
Several Veterans from Hunter's squad in Vietnam are murdered during the search for emeralds that were brought back to the United States when they returned from their tour of duty.
90 4 "Dead on Target: Part 2" Corey Allen George Geiger November 19, 1988 (1988-11-19)
See Part 1, above.
91 5 "Presumed Guilty" Alexander Singer Joe Menosky November 26, 1988 (1988-11-26)
McCall's current boyfriend disagrees with Hunter's belief that a suspect is guilty of burglary but not murder.
92 6 "No Good Deed Ever Goes Unpunished" Tony Mordente Whitney Wherrett Roberson December 3, 1988 (1988-12-03)
An annonymous tip leads McCall to believe that an explosion in her art class was an attempt to kill a murder witness.
93 7 "Honorable Profession" Michael O'Herlihy Fred McKnight December 10, 1988 (1988-12-10)
Hunter puts his job on the line when he defends a female officer, wounded and possibly killed in the line of duty, against accusations of employing improper procedures during a Chinatown shooting.
94 8 "Payback" Alexander Singer Lee Maddux December 17, 1988 (1988-12-17)
A bank robber turns to Hunter for a favor once he learns that the bank he robbed is owned by the mob.
95 9 "Partners" James Fargo Terry D. Nelson January 7, 1989 (1989-01-07)
Hunter and McCall investigate the murder of an Immigration Agent.
96 10 "The Pit" Randy Roberts Joe Menosky January 14, 1989 (1989-01-14)
A police dispatcher is pressured to assist robbers because his son is indebted to loan sharks due to his gambling.
97 11 "City Under Siege: Part 1" James Fargo Teleplay by: Joe Menosky
Story by: George Geiger & Tom Chehak
February 4, 1989 (1989-02-04)
A police task force is established to assist in crime control. McCall goes undercover as a teacher when one is murdered.
98 12 "City Under Siege: Part 2" Jefferson Kibbee Teleplay by: Terry D. Nelson
Story by: George Geiger & Tom Chehak
February 11, 1989 (1989-02-11)
See Part 1, above.
99 13 "City Under Siege: Part 3" James Fargo Teleplay by: Fred McKnight
Story by: George Geiger & Tom Chehak
February 18, 1989 (1989-02-18)
See Part 1, above.
100 14 "Me, Myself & Die" Jefferson Kibbee David G.B. Brown February 25, 1989 (1989-02-25)
A woman is the prime suspect in a brutal murder case after she stops taking her experimental medication.
101 15 "Informant" James Whitmore, Jr. Tom Chehak March 18, 1989 (1989-03-18)
An informant to whom Hunter promised anonymity seven years earlier represents himself when his case is re-tried.
102 16 "Blood Line" Michael Preece Richard Raskind April 1, 1989 (1989-04-01)
A suspect is poisoned while Hunter and McCall are investigating a race horse groom's death. They attempt to unravel the revenge and fraud behind the murder in order to find a motive.
103 17 "Shoot to Kill" Tony Mordente Terry D. Nelson April 8, 1989 (1989-04-08)
McCall is suspected of having shot an innocent man during a shootout in an alley and fights to clear her name with help from Hunter and Sporty James. While helping McCall, they discover a ring of jewel thieves.
104 18 "Code 3" Michael Preece David Percelay,
Van Gordon Sauter
April 15, 1989 (1989-04-15)
When a nurse she recently befriended is killed in a car accident related to alcohol just a few days later, McCall suspects foul play. She is even more convinced of that after learning the nurse was pregnant, and would not have mixed alcohol with the morning sickness medication she was taking.
105 19 "Ring of Honor" Fred Dryer Asher Brauner April 29, 1989 (1989-04-29)
Boxing turns deadly when the manager of promising fighter Sonny Ruiz and a doctor are both murdered. Hunter to penetrates the world of prizefighting with the help of a trainer named Benny Shaffer.
106 20 "Teen Dreams" David G. Phinney Tom Chehak May 6, 1989 (1989-05-06)
Prostitutes are being murdered by a man who lures them disguised as a police officer. When McCall's friend Debbie Small (from the "City Under Siege" saga) returns to the profession, she may be the next target.
107 21 "Last Run" James Whitmore, Jr. Fred McKnight May 13, 1989 (1989-05-13)
Hunter and McCall try to rescue an undercover female agent who was kidnapped during an investigation into money laundering, and have to deal with interference from the girl's father, who's a cop himself.
108 22 "Return of White Cloud" Stepfanie Kramer Erin Conroy, Stepfanie Kramer & Joe Menosky May 21, 1989 (1989-05-21)
Hunter and McCall investigate the murder of an art gallery owner involved in illegal sales of Native American artifacts, and find themselves drawn into a mysterious world of Native American politics.

Season 6 (1989–90)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
109 1 "On Air" Tony Mordente Lee Goldberg,
William Rabkin
October 14, 1989 (1989-10-14)
A radio show host is being stalked and the men in her life are being murdered. Hunter pretends to be her lover in order to catch the killer.
110 2 "Shillelagh" David G. Phinney Jeremy Lew October 21, 1989 (1989-10-21)
Devane's girlfriend's brother makes a highly publicized visit from Ireland, which is soon discovered to be an assassination plot.
111 3 "Investment in Death" Corey Allen Nick Gore,
Jerry Jacobius
October 28, 1989 (1989-10-28)
After leaving a gang, the former member is the victim of a drive-by shooting.
112 4 "A Girl Named Hunter" Dennis Donnelly Catherine Clinch November 4, 1989 (1989-11-04)
Hunter delivers a baby for Cheryl Donavan, a runaway from San Diego, who decides to name her girl after him. When Cheryl winds up dead, Hunter uncovers a baby-breeding operation that sells infants as though they were property.
113 5 "The Legion: Part 1" Corey Allen Marvin Kupfer November 11, 1989 (1989-11-11)

Hunter and McCall must track down the leader of the White Supremacists after he escapes from prison. Problems arise when a friend of McCall's, her former training officer, tries to help and is charged with obstruction of justice. McCall tries to help him overcome his depression over his loneliness, but she is not able to help in time to prevent his suicide.

Guest stars: Ken Foree (Roger Rockmore on Kenan & Kel)
114 6 "The Legion: Part 2" Corey Allen David H. Balkan November 18, 1989 (1989-11-18)
Overcome with guilt over the suicide of her training officer, McCall quits the force and is kidnapped. Hunter sets out to rescue her before it's too late.
115 7 "Yesterday's Child" Winrich Kolbe Lee Maddux November 25, 1989 (1989-11-25)
Hunter thinks a Vietnamese-American teenager may be his son, and believes the boy when he claims to be an innocent bystander during a car theft that results in a murder.
116 8 "Shield of Honor" James Darren Leonard Mlodinow,
Scott Rubenstein
December 2, 1989 (1989-12-02)
A man is robbing and murdering businessmen when they are taking receipts to the bank. The incompetent rookie assigned to work with Hunter on the case is the son of Hunter's training officer.
117 9 "The Fifth Victim" Michael Preece Kevin Droney December 9, 1989 (1989-12-09)
Hunter and McCall track down a departmental leak in the investigation of a serial killer targeting homosexuals. A local painter confesses to committing all but one of the murders.
118 10 "Brotherly Love" James Fargo Terry D. Nelson January 6, 1990 (1990-01-06)
A young drug user who accidentally murders his pusher and then steals $200,000 in mob money from him is pursued by the pushers' drug supplier; the user's brother tries to save him.
119 11 "The Nightmare" James Whitmore, Jr. Terry D. Nelson January 13, 1990 (1990-01-13)
McCall returns home to find her young Latino cleaning lady murdered. Old scars on the young woman's body reveal that she was a torture victim.
120 12 "Broken Dreams" Michael Preece Teleplay by: Terry D. Nelson & Kevin Droney
Story by: Mark Lisson & David H. Balkan
January 27, 1990 (1990-01-27)
Hunter attempts to protect his high school sweetheart after she witnesses a murder. Her unemployed husband convinces her to take part in blackmail instead of cooperating with Hunter.
121 13 "Son and Heir" Winrich Kolbe Kevin Droney February 3, 1990 (1990-02-03)
Hunter's investigation of a murdered cop reveals that the victim was the illegitimate son of a Mafia boss and that the killer was the man's brother.
122 14 "Unacceptable Loss" Corey Allen Catherine Clinch February 10, 1990 (1990-02-10)
A child is dead after inhaling fumes from illegally dumped cyanide, and Hunter and McCall work to charge a chemical company with second degree murder.
123 15 "Unfinished Business" Corey Allen Morgan Gendel February 24, 1990 (1990-02-24)
Hunter and McCall have unresolved issues with regard to their previous love affair when Hunter's former co-worker is assigned to help with the investigation of a robber turned murderer.
124 16 "Lullaby" Corey Allen Teleplay by: Marvin Kupfer & David H. Balkan
Story by: Terry D. Nelson & Kevin Droney
March 3, 1990 (1990-03-03)
Hunter and McCall work with a Scotland Yard inspector when the murder of two British prostitutes resembles a string of similar murders in the United Kingdom.
125 17 "Final Confession" Tony Mordente Terry D. Nelson March 17, 1990 (1990-03-17)
Hunter and McCall suspect that two murders were committed as an act of revenge by a man who was recently paroled. They become frustrated when they discover that a Catholic priest knows the identity of the killer, but refuses to break his vow of confession and tell them who it is.
126 18 "Blind Ambition" Michael Preece Marvin Kupfer,
Mark Lisson
March 31, 1990 (1990-03-31)
McCall and her boyfriend, a judge, are held captive in his house by the brother of a man whom the judge convicted and who had committed suicide in prison.
127 19 "Sudden Withdrawal" Tony Mordente Kevin Droney,
Terry D. Nelson
April 16, 1990 (1990-04-16)
Hunter and McCall suspect that a bank manager is part of two bank robberies.
128 20 "Second Sight" Winrich Kolbe Daniel Chodos,
Michael Kerwin
April 23, 1990 (1990-04-23)
A man claims to have seen two murders in psychic visions. Hunter and McCall are skeptical until he proclaims that McCall is the next victim.
129 21 "Street Wise: Part 1" James Whitmore, Jr. Kevin Droney,
Mark Lisson
April 30, 1990 (1990-04-30)
McCall leaves the police force after rekindling a romance with an old flame. Hunter investigates a thief who is terrorizing homeless veterans.
130 22 "Street Wise: Part 2" Winrich Kolbe David H. Balkan May 7, 1990 (1990-05-07)
See Part 1, above.

Season 7 (1990–91)[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
131 1 "Deadly Encounters: Part 1" Winrich Kolbe Terry D. Nelson September 19, 1990 (1990-09-19)
Hunter teams with two Metro officers, one of whom is a former adversary, to locate the missing profits of a murdered black-marketeer, as Devane considers a post in Metro.
132 2 "Deadly Encounters: Part 2" Winrich Kolbe Terry D. Nelson September 26, 1990 (1990-09-26)
See Part 1, above.
133 3 "Where Echoes End" James Darren Walter Brough October 3, 1990 (1990-10-03)
A late report made by an undercover officer who witnesses the murder of a Treasury Agent arouses suspicion.
134 4 "Kill Zone" Corey Allen Kevin Droney October 10, 1990 (1990-10-10)
Molenski is reminded of painful events while investigating a series of murder cases in which the victims were also raped.
135 5 "The Incident" Fred Dryer Kathy McCormick October 24, 1990 (1990-10-24)
An innocent African American teenager is beaten when vigilante crimes cause friction between the police, the press, and a neighborhood watch group.
136 6 "A Snitch'll Break Your Heart" Tony Mordente Jeff Benjamin October 31, 1990 (1990-10-31)
Hunter investigates the murder of a child, and Molenski fights to save a snitch.
137 7 "Oh, the Shark Bites!" Peter Crane Simon Muntner November 7, 1990 (1990-11-07)
Charlie Devane risks his career to protect his father's reputation after his father's name turns up on a murdered mob accountant's "debtors" list.
138 8 "The Usual Suspects" Alan Myerson Deborah R. Baron November 14, 1990 (1990-11-14)
An office worker in the District Attorney's office alters computer records of criminals arrested the previous evening.
139 9 "This Is My Gun" Winrich Kolbe Robert Vincent O'Neill November 28, 1990 (1990-11-28)
Molenski's gun is stolen and used in a robbery that leads to murder.
140 10 "La Familia" Tony Mordente Walter Brough December 5, 1990 (1990-12-05)
A mobster is pressured by his father to remain in the family business after he returns home from prison.
141 11 "Acapulco Holiday" Tony Mordente Jeff Benjamin December 12, 1990 (1990-12-12)
The companion of a former film star turns to a life of crime in order to grant her wish to see the Acapulco beach in the moonlight. Hunter and the city are sued by a suspect who was mistakenly arrested.
142–43 12–13 "Fatal Obsession" Corey Allen,
Winrich Kolbe
Part 1: David H. Balkan
Part 2: Terry D. Nelson
January 9, 1991 (1991-01-09)
A former girlfriend complicates Hunter's investigation of a string of campus murders while Molenski becomes the target of a cop-killer. Hunter tracks down a cop-killer.
144 14 "Under Suspicion" Gus Trikonis Daniel Chodos January 23, 1991 (1991-01-23)
Hunter searches for a missing witness while Novak seeks assistance from a computer expert to locate burglars.
145 15 "The Reporter" Corey Allen Simon Muntner January 30, 1991 (1991-01-30)
Novak investigates several robberies and discovers that her reporter friend is using cocaine.
146 16 "Room Service" Peter Crane Terry D. Nelson February 13, 1991 (1991-02-13)
A man and woman lure their victims to a hotel room where they rob and kill them.
147 17 "Shadows of the Past" Tony Mordente Mark Lisson February 20, 1991 (1991-02-20)
Novak's estranged father has an interest in the murder witness she is protecting.
148 18 "The Grab" Corey Allen Morgan Gendel February 27, 1991 (1991-02-27)
A counterfeiter's courier is murdered and the Secret Service is involved.
149 19 "All That Glitters" Tony Mordente Daniel Chodos March 8, 1991 (1991-03-08)
A coin thief pursues a hooker who stole a rare coin from him.
150 20 "Cries of Silence" Peter Crane David H. Balkan March 15, 1991 (1991-03-15)
The key witness in Hunter's case is the runaway daughter of a deaf woman.
151 21 "Ex Marks the Spot" Gus Trikonis Simon Muntner April 5, 1991 (1991-04-05)
The former secretary, mistress, and wife of a dry cleaner rob his stores and end up with mob money.
152 22 "Little Man with a Big Reputation" James Darren Tom Blomquist April 26, 1991 (1991-04-26)
A crook chooses Captain Devane as his best man when he is being pressured by former jailmates to commit a crime.

TV movies (1995–2003)[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "The Return of Hunter" Bradford May Bill Nuss April 30, 1995 (1995-04-30)
Rick Hunter, now a lieutenant, considers marrying his girlfriend, but she's murdered before he can. He suspects that it's probably her abusive ex-husband who's stalking her, but because the man is a celebrity, Hunter's not sure if he will be tried, much less convicted. But when someone calls Hunter with first-hand information about the murder, he wonders if the ex-husband really did it.
2 "Hunter: Return to Justice" Bradford May Stephen J. Cannell,
Jeff Diaz,
Frank Lupo
November 16, 2002 (2002-11-16)
On enforced leave following a failed drug bust, LAPD Lieutenant Rick Hunter heads to San Diego, where he catches up with former partner Dee Dee McCall. But upon their reunion, Hunter and McCall become embroiled in a terrifying game of cat and mouse that has its roots in Russia.
3 "Hunter: Back in Force" Jefferson Kibbee Stephen J. Cannell,
Frank Lupo
April 12, 2003 (2003-04-12)
Lieutenant Rick Hunter, now of the San Diego Police Department, along with his "new" partner Sergeant Dee Dee McCall, must track down a group of women bank robbers who appear to be behind bars when the crimes occur; simultaneously, he's looking for an ex-con he put away who has just been released and is now on a vengeful crime spree.

Revival series (2003)[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Vaya Sin Dios" Winrich Kolbe Jeff Diaz,
Richard C. Okie
April 19, 2003 (2003-04-19)
When an illegal Mexican teenager is discovered wandering the streets, it leads Hunter, McCall, and the INS to a person smuggling immigrants into the US on the seas, then murdering them off the San Diego coast. However, when Hunter discovers the mass murder was not business as usual for the smuggler, he begins to question it.
2 "Untouchable" Tawnia McKiernan Lawrence Hertzog April 26, 2003 (2003-04-26)
Hunter tries to prove that a thug is actually a crime-family member who is supposedly dead.
3 "Dead Heat" John T. Kretchmer Lawrence Hertzog May 3, 2003 (2003-05-03)
When a jockey and his well-known horse are shot moments away from the finish line, Lieutenant Hunter and Sergeant McCall search for a motive for the attack. However, when the professional hitman paid to end this jockey's winning streak finishes the job, Hunter is left searching for mastermind behind the murder.
4 "To Serve and Protect" TBA Jeff Diaz unaired
Hunter is forced to protect a murder suspect from the victim's father.
5 "Need to Know" John T. Kretchmer Jeff Diaz unaired
Hunter and McCall battle the military while trying to solve the murder of a Marine officer at his home.



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