The BEST Episodes of Hunter
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2020
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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
#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.
#6 - Change Partners and Dance
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 4, 1986
A cop is murdered after making arrangements to meet with Hunter.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#20 - War Zone
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 11, 1986
A hooker's murder and a pharmaceutical theft are connected.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.