Hunter

The WORST episodes of Hunter

Every episode of Hunter ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Hunter!

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.

Last Updated: 6/25/2022Network: NBC
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The Jade Woman
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#1 - The Jade Woman

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/17/1987

Hunter investigates the disappearance of a friend's mail-order bride while he is off duty. The case becomes a homicide investagation when the marriage broker is murdered.

Directors: Fred Dryer
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Flashpoint
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#2 - Flashpoint

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/24/1987

A Hispanic city councilman's son is killed in a botched traffic stop and he holds the LAPD responsible, citing racism.

Directors: Michael Preece
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Allegra
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#3 - Allegra

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/29/1987

Hunter struggles with some emotions when the victim of his latest murder investigation is an old flame.

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Renegade
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#4 - Renegade

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/5/1988

The mother of a man who steals a cocaine delivery is accidentally shot when the thief leads his pursuers to his parents' home.

Directors: Jefferson Kibbee
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Naked Justice (1)
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#5 - Naked Justice (1)

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/2/1988

A homeless man offers information about the murder of a film star.

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Naked Justice (2)
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#6 - Naked Justice (2)

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/9/1988

A homeless man offers information about the murder of a film star.

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Dead on Target (2)
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#7 - Dead on Target (2)

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/19/1988

Several Veterans from Hunter's squad in Vietnam are murdered during the search for emeralds that were brought back to the United States when they returned from their tour of duty.

Directors: Corey Allen
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Honorable Profession
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#8 - Honorable Profession

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/10/1988

Hunter puts his job on the line when he defends a female officer, wounded and possibly killed in the line of duty, against accusations of employing improper procedures during a Chinatown shooting.

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Payback
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#9 - Payback

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/17/1988

A bank robber turns to Hunter for a favor once he learns that the bank he robbed is owned by the mob.

Directors: Alexander Singer
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Partners
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#10 - Partners

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/7/1989

Hunter and McCall investigate the murder of an Immigration Agent.

Directors: James Fargo
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Blood Line
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#11 - Blood Line

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/1/1989

A suspect is poisoned while Hunter and McCall are investigating a race horse groom's death. They attempt to unravel the revenge and fraud behind the murder in order to find a motive.

Directors: Michael Preece
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Shillelagh
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#12 - Shillelagh

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/21/1989

Devane's girlfriend's brother makes a highly publicized visit from Ireland, which is soon discovered to be an assassination plot.

Directors: David G. Phinney
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Investment in Death
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#13 - Investment in Death

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/28/1989

After leaving a gang, the former member is the victim of a drive-by shooting.

Directors: Corey Allen
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A Girl Named Hunter
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#14 - A Girl Named Hunter

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/4/1989

Hunter delivers a baby for Cheryl Donavan, a runaway from San Diego, who decides to name her girl after him. When Cheryl winds up dead, Hunter uncovers a baby-breeding operation that sells infants as though they were property.

Directors: Dennis Donnelly
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The Legion (1)
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#15 - The Legion (1)

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/11/1989

Hunter and McCall must track down the leader of the White Supremacists after he escapes from prison. Problems arise when a friend of McCall's, her former training officer, tries to help and is charged with obstruction of justice. McCall tries to help him overcome his depression over his loneliness, but she is not able to help in time to prevent his suicide.

Directors: Corey Allen
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The Legion (2)
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#16 - The Legion (2)

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/18/1989

Hunter and McCall must track down the leader of the White Supremacists after he escapes from prison. Problems arise when a friend of McCall's, her former training officer, tries to help and is charged with obstruction of justice. McCall tries to help him overcome his depression over his loneliness, but she is not able to help in time to prevent his suicide.

Directors: Corey Allen
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Yesterday's Child
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#17 - Yesterday's Child

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/25/1989

Hunter thinks a Vietnamese-American teenager may be his son, and believes the boy when he claims to be an innocent bystander during a car theft that results in a murder.

Directors: Winrich Kolbe
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Shield of Honor
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#18 - Shield of Honor

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/2/1989

A man is robbing and murdering businessmen when they are taking receipts to the bank. The incompetent rookie assigned to work with Hunter on the case is the son of Hunter's training officer.

Directors: James Darren
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Broken Dreams
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#19 - Broken Dreams

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/27/1990

Hunter attempts to protect his high school sweetheart after she witnesses a murder. Her unemployed husband convinces her to take part in blackmail instead of cooperating with Hunter.

Directors: Michael Preece
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Unacceptable Loss
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#20 - Unacceptable Loss

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/10/1990

A child is dead after inhaling fumes from illegally dumped cyanide, and Hunter and McCall work to charge a chemical company with second degree murder.

Directors: Corey Allen
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Unfinished Business
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#21 - Unfinished Business

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/24/1990

Hunter and McCall have unresolved issues with regard to their previous love affair when Hunter's former co-worker is assigned to help with the investigation of a robber turned murderer.

Directors: Corey Allen
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Lullaby
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#22 - Lullaby

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/3/1990

A Scotland Yard inspector comes to town when the murder of a british prostitute resembles a string of similar murders in the U.K.

Directors: Corey Allen
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Final Confession
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#23 - Final Confession

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/17/1990

Hunter and McCall suspect that two murders were committed as an act of revenge by a man who was recently paroled. They become frustrated when they discover that a Catholic priest knows the identity of the killer, but refuses to break his vow of confession and tell them who it is.

Directors: Tony Mordente
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Blind Ambition
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#24 - Blind Ambition

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/31/1990

McCall and her boyfriend, a judge, are held captive in his house by the brother of a man whom the judge convicted and who had committed suicide in prison.

Directors: Michael Preece
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Second Sight
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#25 - Second Sight

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/23/1990

A man claims to have seen two murders in psychic visions. Hunter and McCall are skeptical until he proclaims that McCall is the next victim.

Directors: Winrich Kolbe
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