1 9 8 9 – 1 9 9 0 (USA)
12 x 120 minute episodes
Having begun his career on TV (he was a regular on four different series between 1959 and 1970), Burt Reynolds returned many years and more than a few bad movies later for this rather routine private eye series which was one of the rotating elements of the ABC Mystery Movie and was seen every three weeks or so.
Stryker 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 in a beat-up old Cadillac, he solved murders mostly among the rich and famous of that golden resort.
Former boxer Oz (Ossie Davis) was his pal and enforcer; Lyynda (Dana Kaminski) was his free-spirited secretary; Oliver (Alfie Wise), his wealthy but trouble-prone landlord; and Kimberly (Rita Moreno), his oft-married ex-wife.
Chief Matthew McGee
Michael O. Smith
James C. Lewis