6.2/10
277
2 user 4 critic

B.L. Stryker 

B.L. Stryker is a carefree private detective who lives on his boat docked in southern Florida. With the help of his friends and his annoying neighbor, he has to solve crimes afflicting the ... See full summary »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1990   1989  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A television news chief courts his anchorwoman ex-wife with an eleventh-hour story.

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Reeve
Snake Eyes (1998)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A shady police detective finds himself in the middle of a murder conspiracy at an important boxing match in an Atlantic City casino.

Director: Brian De Palma
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, John Heard
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over state lines, in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.

Director: Hal Needham
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed
Hard Time: Hostage Hotel (TV Movie 1999)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Final story in the Logan McQueen (Burt Reynolds) series finds the ex-cop having to rescue a congressman, his family, and Logan's ex-partner from a kidnapper who has taken the group hostage in an old hotel.

Director: Hal Needham
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning, Keith Carradine
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

TV version of "Smokey and The Bandit". This episode co-starred Kathy Ireland as a model, running from a man who wants money that she has. She gets a ride from The Bandit. They stop at a gas... See full summary »

Director: Hal Needham
Stars: Brian Bloom, Brian Krause, Henry Cho
Hard Time (TV Movie 1998)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Burt Reynolds plays Logan McQueen, a veteran, tough cop who likes to see justice done by his own ways. Things go bad after McQueen is framed for murder. Now he has to escape from a maximum ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Reynolds
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning, Robert Loggia
Bandit: Bandit Goes Country (TV Movie 1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In what appears to be a prequel to the Smokey and the Bandit films, a young Bandit returns to his hometown to rekindle things with an old flame.

Director: Hal Needham
Stars: Brian Bloom, Brian Krause, Christopher Atkins
Bandit: Bandit Bandit (TV Movie 1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Assigned to deliver a prototype car to a press conference for the Governor, things are complicated by a fraudulent Bandit who ends up stealing Bandit's rig AND the prototype. Now Bandit has... See full synopsis »

Director: Hal Needham
Stars: Brian Bloom, Brian Krause, Richard Belzer
Hard Time: The Premonition (TV Movie 1999)
Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Burt Reynolds plays Logan McQueen, the hardest and most fearless cop in Florida. A series of attacks begins to happen in Miami, everyone of them meticulously carried out by a person who ... See full summary »

Director: David S. Cass Sr.
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning, Bruce Dern
Evening Shade (1990–1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In this laid-back comedy, Wood Newton is a former pro American Football player who has retired and returned to his childhood home, the small town of Evening Shade, Arkansas. He's now the ... See full summary »

Stars: Burt Reynolds, Elizabeth Ashley, Marilu Henner
Body Slam (1986)
Comedy | Music | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

M. Harry Smilac is a down-on-his-luck music manager who is having a hard time attracting talent and booking gigs for his band, Kicks (The most recent of the gigs is a Dairy Queen opening!!)... See full summary »

Director: Hal Needham
Stars: Dirk Benedict, Tanya Roberts, Roddy Piper
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Burt Reynolds ...  B.L. Stryker 12 episodes, 1989-1990
Ossie Davis ...  Oz Jackson 12 episodes, 1989-1990
Michael O. Smith Michael O. Smith ...  Chief Matthew McGee / ... 12 episodes, 1989-1990
Alfie Wise Alfie Wise ...  Oliver Wardell 12 episodes, 1989-1990
Dana Kaminski Dana Kaminski ...  Lynda Lennox 11 episodes, 1989-1990
James C. Lewis James C. Lewis ...  Officer Cartrude / ... 10 episodes, 1989-1990
Rita Moreno ...  Kimberly Baskin 6 episodes, 1989-1990
Avery Sommers Avery Sommers ...  Evelyn 5 episodes, 1989-1990
Edit

Storyline

B.L. Stryker is a carefree private detective who lives on his boat docked in southern Florida. With the help of his friends and his annoying neighbor, he has to solve crimes afflicting the Sunshine State... Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detective Stryker See more »

Filming Locations:

West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre, this TV series has generated more income for Florida's Palm Beach County (US $48 million) than any other movie or TV filmed production. See more »

Connections

Followed by B.L. Stryker: The Dancer's Touch (1989) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Tense, thrilling, wide and unforgettable ride, lead by the star Burt Reynolds!!!
11 March 1999 | by arySee all my reviews

Returning to television, the vehicle that made his way ahead for the movies, the success and the stardom, Burt Reynolds plays the main character in a series loaded with tension and action, made in the measure for the star. Reynolds interprets B.L. Striker, a cynic and charming detective, who follows the Humphrey Bogart style, who lives his adventures in Miami, Florida, beside two inseparable friends: Kimberly (interpreted by the young actress Kristy Swanson), a rich, beautiful and young girl and Oz (Ossie Davis). Together, they solve the riskiest cases. The series is very well produced (one of its producers is the star Tom Selleck) and the creator of the stories knows how to balance the moments of action and mystery with a delicious and frank humor. Burt Reynolds' acting is always excellent and powerful, in which he shows all his charm and elegance, the direction of each episode it is always in the hands of an expert and competent film director, and the picture is exquisite, revealing without shyness the hot and treacherous climate of Florida. The seriate always counts with the participation of consecrated stars, like Ricardo Montalban, Jerry Reed and Loni Anderson, just to mention a few..." B.L. Striker " is already one of the best television series done, a delicious show, stuffed with adventures and unforgettable moments, almost everyone of them written by Christopher Crowe (the same author of the script of the film " Fear "), a production above the average!after "Boogie Nights", Burt Reynolds is taking advantage of his comeback and, before working in its next projects for the cinema, like " Pups ", Stringer " and the so awaited "Waterproof" ",he is revisiting the television and to direct and star " Hard Time ", a touching, tense and violent crime- dramas".So much as in the movies as in television, Burt Reynolds always offers us his greatests performances, his authority, his brilliant charm, softly witty-ease...


17 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed