Hunter: The Complete Third Season
From the producer of THE A-TEAM, THE COMMISH, and SILK STALKINGS
Detective Sergeant Rick Hunter and his partner, Sergeant Dee Dee McCall, are homicide investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department. Often they must go undercover to catch a variety of L.A.-style villains. "Sporty" James, a helpful police-informant, occasionally provides a bit of humor in this action-drama T.V. series.
Starred former professional football player Fred Dryer.
Featuring Guest Stars: George Clooney, Anthony LaPaglia, Chaka Khan, Brent Spiner, Claudia Christian, Dean Stockwell, Marina Sirtis, Candy Clark, Leif Garrett, Leslie Hope, Larenz Tate, Larry Drake, Lauren Tewes, Shelley Taylor Morgan and much more!
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Season Three is the best of the seasons of Hunter. There's plenty of action for the action fans and the dialogue and chemistry between Hunter and McCall are smokin'!
One thing that old fans of the series may have forgotten is how funny this show is, and many of the funniest bits were improvised by Fred Dryer and Stepfanie Kramer. Check out the hilarious banter in From San Francisco with Love, and experience the depth of Hunter and McCall's feelings about their partnership in Change Partners and Dance.
Order this DVD and you won't be sorry. And when you're done, get season two! Episodes like The Big Fall, Rape and Revenge and Burned are top notch and won't disappoint.
Hard to tell I'm a big fan, huh?
That's a shame, because many of us "Hunter" fans felt the the best episodes were when we were getting use to Charles Hallahan as Hunter and McCall's boss. The earlier shows showed that Rick Hunter wasn't treated with any respect from his boss or the police station in general. This was a bad start for the show. If Rick Hunter's superiors had no respect for him, how could we, the viewer, find respect for him? The first few seasons conveyed a bad image for Rick Hunter although I still appreciated the show. If it wasn't for the gorgeous Stepfanie Kramer as Dee Dee McCall, I would have given the first two seasons a miss. So, simply put, when Rick Hunter got more respect, the show became more respectable. And enjoyable.
I hope season four will come out soon. This is where the show just keeps getting better and better. We Hunter fans need to keep voicing our concern for this show or they may just scrub the whole project altogether.
The generic has been changed. It's softer at the beginning with the kids shown before a drug deal; but once the dead blond is seen, the main theme roars out with Hunter and McCall!
Here are my comments on some of the key episodes:
Overnight Sensation: Excellent beginning! A reporter is obsessed about sinking Hunter. That episode is well played and very believable. Good story too.
High Noon in L.A.: This is a follow-up episode from the 'rape and revenge' from season 2. The plot is very good still. I'll admit that this Mariano is somewhat less sleazy than the rapist.
From San Francisco with Love: yes, there is some romance in this one. However, it is short and when Hunter's new love interest is a cold-blooded killer; it's great!
True Confessions: A woman's sister is drugged and raped by 3 young men. She dies during the assault. The 3 men get off on a technicality and then the sister is outraged. When each suspect dies one by one, Hunter suspects the sister.
Love, Hate and Sporty James: This episode is the result of what happens when a small-time hood plays with the mafia. Sporty James made a deadly mistake sending his girlfriend to her death! Dealing with the mafia is deadly enough, but f..... with them is much worst!
The Contracts: Another great episode where a kidnapping is staged. However, when the gardener is murdered; Hunter gets on the ball fast!
Bad Company: WWF fans rejoice! Big John Studd guest stars as the #1 terrorist muscles. His battle with Hunter is fun but unrealistic...How can an ex-footballer (even though he's 6'6") deal with a former WWF champ? Great performance for Studd however as he sells this very well and we're fooled into thinking Hunter takes him out!
Double Exposure: Good story about a burglary ring which turns to murder. McCall goes undercover to investigate. George Clooney, as the 'brain' behind the scam, offers an excellent performance.
If you enjoyed the series back in the 80s, then you'll love this collection! I can't wait to get seasons 4, 5 & 6!
Until next time,
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