The BEST Episodes of Hunter

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

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.

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Crossfire

#1 - Crossfire

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 11, 1987

Hunter finds that an old girlfriend is being hunted by a cocaine dealer while he is tailing a robbery and murder suspect who was released due to a lack of evidence.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Charlie Picerni
Writers: Herman Groves, Roy Huggins, Terry D. Nelson
The Beach Boy

#2 - 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 9.67
3 votes
Writers: Richard Christian Matheson, Tom Szolossi
Change Partners and Dance

#3 - Change Partners and Dance

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 4, 1986

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

star 9.50
2 votes
Writers: David Lightstone
Waiting for Mr. Wrong

#4 - 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 9.33
3 votes
Directors: Ron Satlof
Writers: Rogers Turrentine
Guilty

#5 - 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 9.25
4 votes
Directors: Michael Lange
Writers: Mark Jones
Million Dollar Misunderstanding

#6 - 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 9.25
4 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Frank Lupo
Fire Man

#7 - 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
5 votes
Directors: Tony Mordente
Writers: Richard Christian Matheson, Tom Szolossi
Sniper

#8 - 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
5 votes
Writers: Sidney Ellis
Think Blue

#9 - 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
4 votes
Writers: Sidney Ellis
Overnight Sensation

#10 - Overnight Sensation

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 27, 1986

A TV reporter accuses Hunter of unjustly firing his weapon . Capt. Wyler is promoted to Deputy Chief.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Tony Mordente
Writers: Richard C. Okie
Any Second Now

#11 - Any Second Now

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 28, 1987

A fan who was convicted of attacking a pianist is released from prison and is, once again, a threat to the pianist.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: James Darren
Writers: Charlotte Huggins, Hollace White, Marianne Clarkson, Roy Huggins, Stephanie Garman
Hot Pursuit (1)

#12 - Hot Pursuit (1)

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired May 2, 1987

McCall and an informant are shot after the informant gives her information regarding a prostitution ring being run along truck routes. Hunter is accused of murder when he travels to Mexico to meet with the pimp (part 1 of 2).

star 9.00
1 votes
Writers: Charlotte Huggins, Thomas Huggins
Shades

#13 - Shades

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Jul 18, 1987

McCall's life is saved by a mysterious gunman and Hunter is missing.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Frank Lupo
Not Just Another John Doe

#14 - Not Just Another John Doe

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 1987

A skid row murder leads to an unknown victim. The killer knows the identity of the witness and the witness knows the identity of the killer.

star 9.00
1 votes
Writers: Doug Heyes Jr.
The Last Kill

#15 - 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 8.80
5 votes
Directors: Bruce Kessler
Writers: Jeff Wilhelm
The Snow Queen (2)

#16 - 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 8.75
4 votes
Writers: Frank Lupo
The Big Fall

#17 - 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 8.75
4 votes
Writers: Rogers Turrentine
The Avenging Angel

#18 - 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 8.50
6 votes
Writers: Brian Alan Lane
The Beautiful & the Dead (1)

#19 - The Beautiful & the Dead (1)

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 1, 1986

She is exquisitely beautiful with perfect features. She is sitting in Hunter's chair waiting for him to come home. She is also dead! A clean professional hit in an adult motel throws Rick and Dee Dee into a case that includes Russian and Federal Agents, espionage, and a strangely intriguing, nameless beauty who is the final piece in a jigsaw puzzle that won't come together

star 8.50
2 votes
Directors: Gary Winter
Writers: Jo Montgomery, Roy Huggins
The Beautiful & the Dead (2)

#20 - The Beautiful & the Dead (2)

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 8, 1986

A body disappears from Hunter's apartment, and as he and McCall investigate they find that a Russian defector and Federal agents are connected to the case.

star 8.50
2 votes
Writers: Jo Montgomery, Roy Huggins
The Return of Typhoon Thompson

#21 - The Return of Typhoon Thompson

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 6, 1986

Jerome Typhoon Thompson a once famous Middle-weight prizefighter is realeased from Prison after serving 5-years of a life sentence.He was convicted of murdering his manager,a charge that he says is false.Because of good behavior he was paroled.Once outside he is greetd by Hunter,who warns Typhoon not to seek revenge on those he feels had set him up.However Typhoon will not listen.He immediatly looks around,hoping to get information on the people that he knows are responsible for his imprisonment.His quest gets the attention of two people on motocycles who try to kill him .Foretunatly Hunter,and McCall were there(they were keeping surveillance on Typhoon)they arrested the would be killers.Hunter who earlier thought Typhoon was guilty isn't so sure now.He,and McCall will continue their investigation until something comes out .

star 8.50
2 votes
Directors: Peter Kiwitt
Writers: Rogers Turrentine
Saturday Night Special

#22 - Saturday Night Special

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired May 20, 1986

A series of murders on skid row smash across the headlines. But when Hunter and McCall dig into the case, they discover a witness who swears the killer is a reporter covering the story

star 8.50
2 votes
Directors: Peter Kiwitt
Writers: Allison Hock, Marianne Clarkson
The Shooter

#23 - 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 8.43
7 votes
Directors: Michael Lange
Writers: Mark Jones
Blow-Up

#24 - 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 8.40
5 votes
Directors: Douglas Heyes
Writers: Herbert Wright
War Zone

#25 - War Zone

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 11, 1986

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

star 8.40
5 votes
Directors: Bob Bralver
Writers: Allison Hock