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Series / Hunter (NBC)

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Hunter is a collection of Buddy Cop TV series and TV films which consist of the following works:


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  • Cowboy Cop: Hunter has a reputation for playing fast and loose as a cop among his colleagues, and some journalists. While he does tend to play loose with the rules, he does not show the disregard for life and property that tends to be a sign of a true cowboy cop. In addition, many of Hunter's colleagues actually support him for his actions, while completely disdaining Captain Cain for being too much of a stick in the mud regarding police protocol.
  • Disney Villain Death: Several villains of week fall to their demises. The villainous psychologist in the pilot episode accidentally jumps off a building when he charges Rick Hunter during a final Rooftop Confrontation. The villain of The Return of Hunter (played by Miguel Ferrer) deliberately jumps to his death after getting what he wanted from Hunter.
  • If It Bleeds, It Leads: Hunter frequently butts heads with reporters over their sensationalist coverage of his homicide investigations.
  • Recycled Premise: The show sure liked doing episodes that were basically "Hunter's old partner/friend/girlfriend gets in trouble/is killed and he takes the case.
  • Revival: The original series ran from 1984 to 1991, plus a couple of Made-for-TV movies in the 1990s. There was also a very short-lived revival in 2003 starring an older Hunter and McCall that was Cut Short after only five episodes.