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Hunter: Season 1 (1984-1985)




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A rogue, 'Dirty Harry'-type detective enforces his own brand of tough justice ('works for me' was his catchphrase), and doesn't let red tape stand in the way. The son of a mobster, Det. Sgt. Rick Hunter is often paired with the no-nonsense Det. Sgt. Dee Dee McCall ('the brass cupcake') and often relies heavily on information from a savvy street hustler. After a successful 2002 TV-movie reunion, original stars Fred Dryer and Stepfanie Kramer reprised their roles for several new 'Hunter' episodes.


Fred Dryer
as Det. Sgt. Rick Hunter
Stepfanie Kramer
as Det. Sgt. Dee Dee McCall
Arthur Rosenberg
as Capt. Lester Cain
John Amos
as Captain Dolan
Garrett Morris
as Arnold "Sporty" James
Dennis Franz
as Jack Molinas
Marissa Mendenhall
as Ruffy Collier
Kip Gilman
as Billy Vincent
James Whitmore Jr.
as Sgt. Bernie Terwilliger
Lycia Naff
as Sally LaPone
Dennis Farina
as Vic Terranova
Morgan Woodward
as Easterland
Robert Gray
as Arnold Morton
Michael Cavanaugh
as Capt. Lester Cain
Steven Williams
as King Hayes
J.D. Hall
as Scully
Joseph Cali
as Tony Boy
Brian Dennehy
as Dr. Bolin
Nancy Stafford
as Nell Armstrong
Mark Schneider
as Matt Gold
Joe Dorsey
as Whitlow
David Ackroyd
as Gus Trancus
Tim Thomerson
as Gil Glasgow
Robert Dryer
as Deke Broder
William Windom
as Commissioner Crenshaw
Ken Foree
as Louis
Michael Baseleon
as Eldon Gavin
Madison Mason
as LeMasters
Beau Billingslea
as Police Officer
Joanna Kerns
as Dr. Kettering
Joan Sweeny
as Marilyn Trancus
Jason Ronard
as Snazzy Louis Green
Devon Ericson
as Loretta Johnson
Vincent Baggetta
as Nick Vincent
Wings Hauser
as Jimmy Jo Walker
Brendan Hughes
as Darby Slash
Judd Omen
as Johnny
Ed O'Neill
as Colson
Angus Duncan
as Dr. Pierpont
Richard Romanus
as Nate Demarest
Marc Alaimo
as Kirkwood
Castulo Guerra
as Ocean Jimmy
Sam J. Jones
as Lance Lane
Joe Santos
as Ortega
Robert Pastorelli
as Willie Wakefield
Danny Wells
as Murray Green
Hank Rolike
as John Matthews
William Russ
as Jack Lachman
Michael Delano
as Jilly Hunter
Billy Drago
as Le Claire
Eddie Zammit
as Uptown Bill Brown
Lee Wilkof
as Yeager
Christie Claridge
as Nightclub Watiress
David Labiosa
as Whispering Willie
Ron Karabatsos
as Carmichael
Tony Longo
as Dave Newton
Katie Greene
as Receptionist
Jere Burns
as Greg Jones
Steven Keats
as Jimmy Tomasino
James Cromwell
as Seymour Robbins
Paul Willson
as Shriver
Claude Earl Jones
as Pete Collier
Castula Guerra
as Ocean Jimmy
Alan Autry
as Whitey
Steve Sandor
as Stoner Jackson
Art Koustik
as Hardhat
Elizabeth Hoffman
as Mrs. Thelma Atkins
Jerome Guardino
as Motel Clerk
Julie Fulton
as Cathy Holt
Al Ruscio
as Carmine Santorro
Lynn Topping
as Trish Dupree
Hoke Howell
as Servant
Freddie Dawson
as Attendant
Norman Alden
as Jerry Walsh
Jason Bernard
as Chief Lanark
Kenneth Gilman
as Billy Vincent
Tony Goodstone
as Hammer's Guard
Nick Celozzi
as Attendant
John Diehl
as Criminal in Bank
Arnold Turner
as Detective
John Fleck
as Parolee
Monique Gabrielle
as Library Patron
David Ankrum
as Bartender
Roger Lowe
as Medical Examiner
Kerry Rossall
as Eddie Marx
Michael Pniewski
as Guy in Car
John Hostetter
as Bartender
Roger Campo
as Boy on Bike
Tony Plana
as Kapano
Frank Lugo
as Bartender
Philip Linton
as PCP Student
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Critic Reviews for Hunter: Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (5)

A humorless action show that paints careful cops as buffoons and cops who blithely disregard the law as heroes.

June 25, 2021 | Full Review…

All in all, one of the least likable shows on the new schedule.

June 23, 2021 | Full Review…

The show is typically second-rate Stephen J. Cannell: bantering leads get off the occasional fresh quip, but trite dramatic dialogue cancels that out.

June 25, 2021 | Full Review…

Hunter is not merely bad. Appropriately for a crime series, it is criminally bad.

June 23, 2021 | Full Review…

"Hunter" is an alley-dweller, unfit for the American home.

April 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Mr. [Stephen J.] Cannell's junky fantasy keeps swirling ridiculously around Mr. Dryer but he manages to emerge, at least this time, remarkably unscathed.

April 16, 2020 | Full Review…

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