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The second made-for-TV "reunion" of the stars of the long-running NBC cop drama Hunter (1984-1990), Hunter: Back in Force was, like its predecessor (Hunter: Return to Justice), set in San Diego. Newly reactivated police detective Rick Hunter (Fred Dryer) and his recently widowed partner, Dee Dee McCall (Stephanie Kramer) are targeted for extermination by vicious ex-convict Randall Skaggs (Gregory Scott Cummins), an old enemy from the original Hunter series. As Skaggs gathers together a mini-army of murderers, Hunter and Dee Dee devote their time to solving a string of bank robberies committed by a team of women -- possibly at the behest of a jailed convict (played by pro wrestler Chyna), with the assistance of a corrupt official. More obviously a TV pilot than Hunter: Return to Justice, Hunter: Back in Force, did in fact precipitate a revival of the old series, with five hour-long episodes telecast in the weeks following the film's April 12, 2003, debut. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi