Killer Instinct

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 15

    A Shot at Justice

    Aired 12/10/11

  • S 1 : Ep 15

    The Three-man Detective Squad

    Aired 12/3/11

  • S 1 : Ep 14

    Sudden Death

    Aired 11/26/11

  • S 1 : Ep 13

    Fifteen Minutes of Flame

    Aired

  • S 1 : Ep 12

    Getting Away with Murders

    Aired 12/3/11

  • Cast & Crew
  • Chi McBride

    Lt. Matt Cavanaugh

  • Johnny Messner

    Jack Hale

  • Kristin Lehman

    Danielle Carter

  • Karly Warkentin

    Maggie Niekro

  • Jeff Deever

    David Peck

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  • show Description
  • Killer Instinct details the chilling stories behind the bizzare and deviant crimes cimmited by San Francisco's most aberrant criminals and the detectives whose job it is to stop them. The Series centres around Detective Jack Hale of the SFPD's deviant crime unit. Hale has chosen to be on the front line of the city's toughest division after taking a hiatus from the force following the death of his partner, whom he had a personal relationship with, in the line of duty. Intense and private, Hale is haunted by his own personal demons and fights to save his sanity and career.moreless

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  • Quotes (32)

    • Danielle: Hey, you forgot something. Hale: What? Danielle: Me.

    • Hale: Hi, I'm S.F.P.D. Girl: Hope I'm not in trouble, 'cause my mothers a bitch. Hale: My dads a serial killer.

    • (Interviewing one of the twins) Hale: Will the real Ron Jasper please stand up... Oh, there he is...

    • (ME moves to cut open dead guys stomach, out pops a King Cobra) Hale: "Now that is deviant."

    • Hale: No one likes a limp fish stick.

    • Carter: So why do you think the killer starts now? Hale: It was the anniversary of my father's arrest, as good a day as any. Carter: It's also your birthday. Hale: So? Carter: So, how do you know this is about your father? How do you know it's not about you?

    • Carter: How did you know about this? Hale: Because this murder fits the exact pattern of a serial killer caught twenty years ago, on this date, after killing twelve people. Carter: Why do you know so much about this? Hale: Because that killer was my father.

    • Carter: I'm sorry but I refuse to believe he's really a dog. (Refers to Hale's bulldog) Hale: You're not alone, the neighbours won't go near him. Carter: I didn't figure you as a pet lover. Hale: I like to keep people guessing.

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    Notes (14)

    • International First Air Dates: Slovakia: June 24, 2009 on JOJ, where the show is known as "Kriminalka San Francisco"

    • International First Air Dates: Slovakia: July 1, 2009 on JOJ, where the show is known as "Kriminalka San Francisco"

    • International First Air Dates: Slovakia: July 15, 2009 on JOJ, where the show is known as "Kriminalka San Francisco"

    • The title of this episode completely gives away the transparent plot "twist" for the few viewers who did not figure out who the killer was within the first 20 minutes of the show.

    • International First Air Dates: Slovakia: July 8, 2009 on JOJ, where the show is known as "Kriminalka San Francisco"

    • International First Air Dates: Slovakia: July 29, 2009 on JOJ, where the show is known as "Kriminalka San Francisco"

    • International First Air Dates: Slovakia: August 5, 2009 on JOJ, where the show is known as "Kriminalka San Francisco"

    • International First Air Dates: Slovakia: August 12, 2009 on JOJ, where the show is known as "Kriminalka San Francisco"

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    Trivia (15)

    • The space on the restraining order for the presiding judge's name is blank.

    • Unless Hale is the last person over 17 to not carry a cell phone, couldn't Cavenaugh & Carter have called him and warned him about the imminent danger that he was in.

    • When Carter is reading the "Doubles" magazine out loud to Hale, the camera pans away from her for a second, and while we can still hear her reading, her lips don't move.

    • Robert Harris Hale - San Quentin Penitentiary information - SFPD - 15/9/85. ID - 362237-8.

    • The bulldog owned by Jack Hale in this episode is actually Johnny Messner's dog.

    • Cavanaugh reveals that he was in the National Guard.

    • When Hale is driving back from visiting his father and is talking to Carter on his cell, you can tell that the background is footage being reused as it doesn't seem to move much compared to the speed of the car.

    • On his driving licence it says that Jack lives at 9654 Luis Star Drive, San Francisco, CA. 94105. He's 6ft high, weighs 195 and his eyes are blue. The licence number is 17822349, Class C, RSTR: 9/15/2003. 669AM/AC FD/99. Expires: 9/15/07.

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    Allusions (8)

    • San Francisco When the forensic scientist says "this is San Francisco, everything deviates from the norm" it is a reference to San Francisco's moniker of "Gay Capital of the World".

    • As the dectective browses through the books of the suspect, she picks up "Gray's Anatomy". It is supposedly the bible on anatomy. It is also the play on the title for the show "Grey's Anatomy".

    • When the snake came out of the corpse in the beginning, is similar to scene from the movie "Alien".

    • Title: Play on the tile of the 1980s hit song by The Bangles "Walk Like An Egyptian"

    • The brand of cigarettes in Cavenaugh's desk are Morley, the same brand used by the "Smoking Man" in the X-Files. Both are FOX Shows.

    • The title is an allusion to the film, While you were sleeping, 1995. Starring Sandra Bullock who plays a woman who has a crush on a man who ends up in a coma after an accident. While his visiting family believe she is his fiance and she plays along, she finds she loves his brother, played by Bill Pullman.

    • Mrs Wood: We had a business selling jewellery on ebay. Ebay is an international internet auction site, used by the public and various companies to sell products to the highest bidder.

    • Carter: So the Human Torch was wearing some kind of incinerary device. The Human Torch is the Marvel comics character who can burst into flames by will. He is the fourth member of the Fantastic Four.

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  • Fan Reviews (50)
  • Killer Instinct is the journey of solving bizzare and deviant crimes in San Francisco. The series focuses on Detective Jack Hale. Hale struggles with his personal life and career everyday.

    By poeticmelody, Apr 14, 2008

  • Just your average cop show

    By allyp182, Sep 17, 2007

  • best show i have ever seen

    By juliopipa, Aug 31, 2007

  • Never had a chance to gain a good following...

    By SnowWhite80, Aug 25, 2007

  • Some people just didn't realise how good it is.

    By Caramel-Chan, May 28, 2007

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