The BEST Episodes of Hunter

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 30, 2020

Network: NBC

Hunter is an American police television drama created by Frank Lupo, which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1991. It starred Fred Dryer as Sgt. Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer as Sgt. Dee Dee McCall. The titular character, Sgt. Rick Hunter, was a wily, physically imposing, often rule-breaking homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. The show's main characters, Hunter and McCall, resolved many of their cases by lethal force, but no more so than many other related television dramas.

The Beach Boy

#1 - The Beach Boy

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 6, 1985

Drug dealers are feeling the wrath of a supplier they refused and the penalty is death.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Richard Christian Matheson, Tom Szolossi
Guilty

#2 - Guilty

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 13, 1985

Hunter and McCall disobey orders and investigate a possible connection between two homicides instead of chasing muggers.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Michael Lange
Writers: Mark Jones
Killer in a Halloween Mask

#3 - Killer in a Halloween Mask

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 26, 1985

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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Stephen Katz
Million Dollar Misunderstanding

#4 - Million Dollar Misunderstanding

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 16, 1985

A ruthless robbery of an armoured car goes awry when Dunbar, the leader of the gang, kills his partner only to have his car stolen with the $1,000,000 in the trunk. When the owner of the car is later killed, Hunter and McCall find themselves on a case that gets deadlier at every turn and puts Rick against as tough and mean a man as he'll ever meet

star 10.00
2 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Frank Lupo
Waiting for Mr. Wrong

#5 - Waiting for Mr. Wrong

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 7, 1985

A flashy yet deadly jewelry store robbery leaves Hunter and McCall with a dead body and a cold trail. When Angelita, a beautiful young model who is their only connection to one of the killers, boards a train to San Diego, Hunter is right behind her. But her surveillance accidentally becomes contact and contact turns to passion. Is she an innocent victim of a ruthless killer, or is she just as deadly? Rick must make a decision and the wrong decision could be a killer.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Ron Satlof
Writers: Rogers Turrentine
Change Partners and Dance

#6 - Change Partners and Dance

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 4, 1986

A cop is murdered after making arrangements to meet with Hunter.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: David Lightstone
High Noon in L.A.

#7 - High Noon in L.A.

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 8, 1986

Carlos Mariano, the brother of Raul Mariano, the man who raped McCall and shot Hunter, whom Hunter would eventually kill, (see Rape and Revenge) has come to L.A. to get Hunter for killing his brother. And just like his brother, is shielded by diplomatic immunity. The State Department man warns him not to do anything, because his country is a vital ally to the U.S. Hunter tries to reason with him by saying what his brother did and that he killed his brother in self-defense but is unmoved. He eventually abducts Hunter and taunts him first, eventually Hunter gets free and only wounds him. Hunter turns him in and because of what he did, the country can have deported. At the airport, he tries to make sure that he has given up his quest for vengeance.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Erica Byrne, Howard Chesley
Love, Hate and Sporty James

#8 - Love, Hate and Sporty James

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 6, 1986

Police informant, Sporty James, believes that he will receive a large sum of money after witnessing a murder.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Don Chaffey
Writers: Marianne Clarkson
The Snow Queen (2)

#9 - The Snow Queen (2)

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 30, 1985

Dee Dee's in danger as she moves closer to exposing a ruthless drug dealer, while Hunter fights to keep a rogue policeman from killing a material witness.

star 9.00
2 votes
Writers: Frank Lupo
Fire Man

#10 - Fire Man

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired May 4, 1985

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.

star 9.00
2 votes
Directors: Tony Mordente
Writers: Richard Christian Matheson, Tom Szolossi
Sniper

#11 - Sniper

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired May 11, 1985

Hunter,and McCall investigate the mysterious Sniper shootings of blond women.Meanwhile,the Police Department personnel is being audited by a most efficient IRS Agent.

star 9.00
2 votes
Writers: Sidney Ellis
Rape and Revenge (1)

#12 - Rape and Revenge (1)

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 2, 1985

McCall is raped and beaten by a diplomat who has a strange opinion of the way to treat women. Hunter is angry, but can do nothing when the culprit claims diplomatic immunity. McCall is appalled to find that the man's father shares his attitude toward women.

star 9.00
2 votes
Directors: Gary Winter
Writers: Tom Lazarus
Rape and Revenge (2)

#13 - Rape and Revenge (2)

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 1985

Hunter ends up in San Pablo wanting to shoot Raul Mariano, the man who raped McCall and shot Hunter. McCall comes and tries to stop Hunter from killing Mariano. She fails, and Hunter shoots Mariano four times. After, Hunter and McCall must escape from an army that is trying to kill them

star 9.00
2 votes
Writers: Tom Lazarus
Think Blue

#14 - Think Blue

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 14, 1985

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.

star 9.00
2 votes
Writers: Sidney Ellis
Dead or Alive

#15 - Dead or Alive

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 30, 1984

Hunter and McCall track a bounty hunter who is not fussy about the condition of his prey.

star 8.67
6 votes
Directors: Guy Magar
Writers: Frank Lupo
The Avenging Angel

#16 - The Avenging Angel

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 18, 1985

A surveillance expert decides to punish a murder suspect and the witness who was bought off.

star 8.67
3 votes
Writers: Brian Alan Lane
The Last Kill

#17 - The Last Kill

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 20, 1985

Hunter and McCall trail a hit man who leaves a napkin with a purple circle on it at the scene of each crime. Hunter believes that the killer is the husband of his former girlfriend, a former magazine model. McCall believes Hunter is focusing on the husband of his ex out of jelousy. And Hunter's ex believes her husband is cheating on her, never suspecting the true nature of her spouse's activities.

star 8.50
2 votes
Directors: Bruce Kessler
Writers: Jeff Wilhelm
The Big Fall

#18 - The Big Fall

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 23, 1985

Hunter and McCall are one of the teams assigned to protect a government witness. But when he is thrown out the window of the hotel room, Hunter and Dee Dee are in the middle of a Bullit-style conspiracy of deadly double crosses. Someone in the department killed the witness and Rick and McCall must find out who and why before Hunter is pinned to the wall for murder one.

star 8.50
2 votes
Writers: Rogers Turrentine
Blow-Up

#19 - Blow-Up

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 4, 1986

Someone bombs the angel on a grave and Hunter thinks it was done by a man he arrested a long time ago.

star 8.33
3 votes
Directors: Douglas Heyes
Writers: Herbert Wright
War Zone

#20 - War Zone

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 11, 1986

A hooker's murder and a pharmaceutical theft are connected.

star 8.33
3 votes
Directors: Bob Bralver
Writers: Allison Hock
Pen Pals

#21 - Pen Pals

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 16, 1984

When a kid dies from smoking a joint laced with PCP, Hunter tracks down the slime-ball responsible. Hunter is then for murder. Dee Dee has to deal with a new partner and try to prove Hunter's innocence. Meanwhile, Hunter has to survive the attempts by the Hammer and his three lackeys to kill him.

star 8.25
4 votes
Directors: Larry Stewart
Writers: Babs Greyhosky
The Shooter

#22 - The Shooter

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 4, 1985

A motorcycle cop is shot with a special armor penetrating bullet similar to the one that killed McCall's husband.

star 8.25
4 votes
Directors: Michael Lange
Writers: Mark Jones
The Garbage Man

#23 - The Garbage Man

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 11, 1985

Hunter and a friend of the victim, a parole officer, are both on the trail of the killer, only to cause a lot of problems for Hunter along the way.

star 8.25
4 votes
Directors: Bruce Kessler
Writers: Sidney Ellis
The Snow Queen (1)

#24 - The Snow Queen (1)

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 23, 1985

A cocaine dealer from New York escapes from the escort, who wants her dead. Hunter and Molinas team up for a major drug bust. Dee Dee's cover may be blown.

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Tony Mordente
Writers: Frank Lupo
Case X

#25 - Case X

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 21, 1985

A modeling agent is a front for a photographer's personal pornography ring, and when the female porn stars start turning up dead, McCall goes undercover.

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: David Soul
Writers: Tom Lazarus