This was the pilot to the long running series, about a cop, Rick Hunter, who has two things going against him. The first is that his family is involved with organized crime. So, most of the cops don't trust him. And most of his partners get seriously injured. Now his commanding officer, Captain Cain, has it in for him. Currently, he is forcing him to see a psychiatrist, and that if he wants to work in the field, he has to have a partner and the only one who is willing to work with him, Bernie Terwilleger, a less than competent cop. Hunter then decides to team with the only other cop, who has a hard time with partners, too, Dee Dee McCall. Currently, they are working on a case involving a possible serial killer, but since Terwilliger was the first cop at the scene, it's his case. But Hunter sensing that Terwilliger will not give it his all, decides to investigate on his own.
Did You Know?
The events here- a new Captain that had little experience on the street and has conflict with a seasoned detective- are similar to those in Sudden Impact
(1983) with Bradford Dillman
as the police Captain and Clint Eastwood
as the streetwise detective. See more
The bank guard runs out after Hunter. The getaway car had already left. The guard called out the description and license plate for the getaway car even though he had not seen it. See more
Performed and Written by Herb Pedersen See more