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The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A. is the first TV Movie from the Hunter franchise of Buddy Cop media.

Rick Hunter's fiancée Vicky is murdered shortly after encountering her abusive ex, Matt. While Hunter initially suspects Matt, he discovers that Vicky's death may have been the work of a serial killer, and has to deal with the media fallout.


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  • Criminal Mind Games: Jack Valko antagonizes Hunter psychologically while committing his crimes.
  • Domestic Abuse: Matt used to treat Vicky shoddily when they were married.
  • Fame Through Infamy: The real killer, Jack Valko, is portrayed as having aspirations of notoriety from his crimes.
  • If It Bleeds, It Leads: The media is portrayed as sensationalizing Vicky's death.
  • Propping Up Their Patsy: Serial killer Jack Valko poses as a civilian to proclaim the innocence of his patsy to both play mind games with Lt. Rick Hunter, and to dodge suspicion while waiting for Hunter to figure out that he's the killer.
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  • Serial Killer: Jack Valko is intentionally responsible for multiple deaths on separate occasions, including Vicky.
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