Hunter 4 Seasons 1985

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Season 2
(49) IMDb 6.6/10

1. Case X TV-14 CC

McCall goes undercover to help Hunter investigate the deaths of two models involved in pornographic films.

Starring:
Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer
Runtime:
49 minutes
Original air date:
September 21, 1985

Case X

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Season 2

Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Mystery
Director David Soul
Starring Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer
Supporting actors James Whitmore Jr., Leo Rossi, Rita Taggart, Sam Anderson, Tracy Vaccaro, Bruce Davison, Richard Beauchamp, Cal Gibson, Lori McGinley, David Wiley, Anita Jesse, Efrain Figueroa, Jack Slater, G. Smokey Campbell, Bruce Tuthill, Kimberly Lebel, Tommy Tucker, Sandra Bogan
Season year 1986
Network Cannell Productions
Producers Stephen J. Cannell, Roy Huggins, Frank Lupo, David G. Phinney, Stu Segall, Jo Swerling Jr.
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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I thought it was the best detective show ever on TV.
Mark O. Flesner
The DVD sound and quality are fantastic.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Britt Gillette on July 28, 2005
Format: DVD
Nominated for three Emmys, Hunter stands out as one of the premiere action police dramas of the 1980s. Just as Tom Selleck's on-camera charisma carried Magnum, P.I. through nine highly-rated seasons, Fred Dryer's knack for drawing an audience to his unique persona carried an otherwise lackluster series through much of the decade. The brainchild of Frank Lupo, creator of The A-Team (1982) and writer for such hit series as Battlestar Galactica (1978), Magnum, P.I. (1980), and Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), Hunter is built on the clichéd concept of a rogue cop who breaks the rules and takes justice into his own hands. Dryer does well in his role as the Clint Eastwood of the small screen, yet the show's writers give him little to work with in terms of a highly developed character and, as the seasons pass, the plot becomes quite formulaic. Nevertheless, Hunter is pure mind-numbing police chase entertainment with the added element of nostalgia for those who long for the 1980s when Hunter ruled along with The A-Team, Magnum, Miami Vice, and Knight Rider, and I for one loved those shows...!

Hunter follows the life of Los Angeles Police Department detective Sgt. Rick Hunter (Fred Dryer), a renegade cop whose family has ties to organized crime. This family tree, coupled with a penchant for getting his partners injured and a propensity to bend the rules, make Hunter an unpopular guy within the department. Only two officers will even agree to partner with him - Bernie Terwilliger (James Whitmore Jr.), who's a total incompetent, and Dee Dee McCall (Stepfanie Kramer), a stunning brunette with a rebellious streak of her own (and also disliked by her colleagues).
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Pumpkin on January 4, 2006
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GREAT ENTERTAINING ACTION PACKED TELEVISION. The DVD sound and quality are fantastic.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sandra Szablewski on September 12, 2005
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Any Hunter fan will be thrilled to have this video! It contains some of the best episodes written for the series. I couldn't wait to pop this DVD into my player and enjoy!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. R. Schryer on March 26, 2008
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Hunter was not a great TV series but, compared to most of what's available now, it was terrific. Hunter, an honest but maverick cop from a criminal background, was adeptly played by former football star Fred Dryer (the only player in NFL history to score two safeties in one game). His partner Dee Dee McCall was played by beautiful and spunky Stepfanie Kramer. Together they broke every rule in the book but always got the bad guys, no matter how the odds were stacked against them. Hunter wasn't an accurate portrayal of police work, and it definitely wasn't politically correct, but it was a lot of fun. I'm glad that it's now available on DVD.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Zane Smith on March 25, 2010
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I am a huge fan of this classic tv cop show of the 80's. Sgt. Rick Hunter was a tough, no-nonsense, type of cop that had the perfect partner in Dee Dee McCall. The chemistry between the two characters was great! During the second season, the show really begin to find its groove with some really great episodes. It would evolve into one of the most loved cop shows of its time. Some of my favorites from this season include: "Night of the Dragon," "Million Dollar Misunderstanding," "Rape & Revenge," "Fagin 1986," "Scrap Metal," & The Beautiful & the Dead." These episodes truly show the evolution of the series with the first three being more like the first season of the show focusing more on action, while the later three deal more with dramatic storytelling.

I own all of the previously released Anchor Bay sets and purchased the first Mill Creek set. The main thing that I am disappointed in is the lack of original music in these early season sets. I understand all that has been said about music costs and copyright laws, but it is still a shame that agreements could not have been reached for the fans even if the costs for the DVD's would have had to be more. As the show progressed, they used less mainstream music, so that will not be as much of an issue for the later seasons.

One thing of note about the second season Anchor Bay set is that the show's intro that is included is the exact same as the intro from season one. While it contains the same opening theme, the season two intro includes many new clips and credits. You would think that if we cannot have the original music from the episodes, we could at least have the correct opening sequence. I look forward to seeing this new Mill Creek set to see if the correct intros have been included.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Terence Allen VINE VOICE on November 4, 2006
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Hunter was one of the last successful crime show television series that did not try to be an accurate (or more accurate than normal)police procedural.

Former LA Rams football player Fred Dryer plays Rick Hunter, a tough-as-nails LA homicide detective partnered with DeeDee McCall, an undercover specialist.

The two were as Mutt and Jeff as you can get, and the plots and acting could be downright silly, but it was a fun and entertaining graduate of the Aaron Spelling school of crime drama, and as such, it has its own intrinsic value which is one judged properly by the common TV viewer, not highbrow TV critics who would recommend program that Hunter fans wouldn't watch it they were paid to do so.

It's nice to have this series available on DVD.
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