August 1989-August 1990,
Saturday 9:00-11:00 on ABC
Stryker..... Burt Reynolds
Jackson..... Ossie Davis
Michael O. Smith
Burt Reynolds, who had begun his
career on TV (he was a regular on four different series between 1959 and 1970),
returned many years and more than a few bad movies later to do this rather
routine private eye series.
was a Vietnam War hero and burned-out New Orleans police detective who
moved to Palm Beach, Florida to bum around and work occasionally as a low-rent
P.I. Living on a houseboat and tooling around town in a beat up
old Caddy, he solved murders mostly among the rich and famous of that golden
was his pal and enforcer, a former boxer; Lyynda, his free-spirited
secretary; Oliver, his wealthy but trouble-prone landlord; and Kimberly,
his oft-married ex-wife.
was one of the rotating elements of the
ABC Mystery Movie
and was seen every three weeks or so.