Hunter is an American police drama television series created by Frank Lupo, and starring Fred Dryer as Sgt. Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer as Sgt. Dee Dee McCall, which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1991. However, Kramer left after the sixth season to pursue other acting and musical opportunities. In the seventh season, Hunter partnered with two different women officers. The titular character, Sgt. Rick Hunter, was a wily, physically imposing, and often rule-breaking homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. The show's main characters, Hunter and McCall, resolve many of their cases by shooting dead the perpetrators.
Presented as a gritty counter to the flashy, fashion-conscious Miami Vice back in the mid-1980's. Fred Dryer and Stefanie Kramer played no-nonsense L.A. detectives not afraid to break rules and knock some heads around in order to solve crimes. Dryer's punchline: "works for me". Lots of shootouts and car wrecks. The early episodes had an especially grim edge to them.