The Hunter is a thriller film that was released on August 1, 1980. The film was directed by Buzz Kulik. The Hunter centers around Ralph "Papa" Thorson (Steven McQueen), a bounty hunter who prides himself on having captured more than 5,000 criminals. As for his personal life, Ralph has a girlfriend named Dotty (Kathryn Harold), who is pregnant with his baby. When Ralph is given the job to find and capture Tommy Price (LeVar Burton), he realizes that he is being followed. Rocco Mason (Tracey Walter) is a psychotic killer, who wants to take revenge on Ralph for capturing him. Tommy is captured and once Ralph takes him into custody, he is given another case. While on this other case, Rocco decides it is time to put his plan to bring down Ralph into motion. He is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure Ralph pays for capturing him, including harassing and hurting Dotty.