Bounty Hunter: The Best of Series 3
you are a criminal fleeing from justice
you can run and you can hide but the
odds are against you if Dog The Bounty
Hunter is hot on your heels...
BILLED AS THE WORLD'S GREATEST BOUNTY HUNTER, Duane "Dog"
Chapman did time in a Texas prison and knows exactly what it is like to be on
the wrong side of the law. With his charismatic personality and Christian values
he metes out justice to America's Most Wanted. And he's back with
Dog The Bounty Hunter: The Best of Series 3, which is out now to buy
on DVD courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment.
The Da Kine Bail Bond company is a family business. With Dog is wife Beth, sons
Duane Lee and Leland and brother Tim all following in the family tradition.
And season 3 sees the introduction of daughter "Baby" Lyssa who is now
of age to become a bail bondsman but doesn't think it's much fun, can't wear
what she wants and gets scared…
One of the better reality shows because of the down-to-earth, positive and upbeat,
moralistic, sympathetic and larger-than-life characters who make up the 'show',
Dog The Bounty Hunter is best described as "Hawaii Five-O with Mace"
and is benignly addictive. Armed with little more than their incapacitating
sprays, the bounty hunters always get their man or woman.
Take 53-year-old Steven Yoshinaka, for instance. He has a list of restraining
orders (TROs) as long as your arm for assaulting women. But he has never been
jailed and has now failed to appear (FTA) for sentencing. Dog tracks him down
the bounty hunter hates men who hit women and sees it as 'personal'
and puts him where he belongs.
Alongside this manhunt is Beth's determination to help with the campaign against
violence by taking part in the 5K Run Against Domestic Violence and, by her
own admission, she is "out of shape". Dog has a surprise up his sleeve
he has bought a trophy to present to her as long as she passes the finishing
Often, as in the case of Raymond Mederios, the problems are caused by drugs.
Raymond doesn't seem a bad sort of guy and Dog always looks for the good in
people he even made up a Christmas Carol about Raymond.
The hard-boiled ex-con turned bounty hunter has getting on for 7,000 successful
captures under his belt and still counting. He always makes them admit
who they are and he always wins: "Sometimes they go down laughing; sometimes
they go down crying but I guarantee they all go down."
Sometimes the bounty hunters' work isn't so easy. Like the time the person they
were looking for was Melissa, who had been the Chapman family's temporary housekeeper
for a while before she moved out and started taking drugs. She had apparently
stolen a car and the judge had agreed she could go to rehab but she disappeared
until Dog caught up with her.
Obviously there are dangerous aspects to their work. Wayne Terlep had nine warrants
for arrest for secondary assault (with a weapon) and abuse. He was continually
arrested and let go and never went to court. As dog says "It's payday." Unfortunately,
sometimes even the smallest crime such as a young girl forging a cheque
from her aunt can be the beginning of a downward spiral. And Dog will
try to help them. Because there is nothing he likes better than to see criminals
reformed; and those that won't play ball put behind bars.
The Chapmans always start their working day with a prayer to keep them safe
and to get their guy. Not everyone who appears to be helping them is on the
level and Dog works by instinct, which rarely lets him down. His ten favourite
episodes from the fast and furious, highly-rated Series 3 are shown on the DVD
and you can follow Dog and his crime-busting team as they scour the land for
bail jumpers, escaped criminals and outlaws.
Not everything runs smoothly in these high-stakes games of real-life hide-and-seek
as Dog contends with informants who deliberately mislead him, impossible stake-outs
and quarry who almost manage to slip through his fingers. But it's all in a
day's work for the scourge of bail jumpers and the toughest law enforcer on
television. In Dog's own words: 'You can run, but Dog'll get you!' And this
is one dog you definitely don't want to mess with.
We also see the human side of the bounty hunters Dog with his family
at Christmas; Tim and his wife Davina as they welcome a new addition to their
family; and Dog giving a talk at PBUS (The Professional Bail Bond Association
of the United States).
Primarily filmed on Oahu, Hawaii, Dog The Bounty Hunter also follows
the family on a visit to their home town of Denver, Colorado the Mile-High
City. Dog's friend Red Widhelm runs Red's Anytime Bail Bonds there (with the
help of Forfiture, the cat!) and they've been friends for over forty years.
Dog The Bounty Hunter continues to attract a large following to the show.
Executive Producers are Daniel Ellas and David Houts; Co-exec producer is Boris
Krutonog; Series Producer is Rick Smigletski and Director/Camera is Jayson Haedrich.
The dramatic song Crooks, is performed by Pleasure Club from the album The Fugitive
Kind and music is by Music Box. The theme music was written by J Osbourne, Mark
Hudson and Steve Dudas.
Dog The Bounty Hunter: The Best of Season
3 is now available (released 4 August, 2008) at a RRP of £19.99 for the
two-disc DVD. For the record, the review discs of Dog The Bounty Hunter
proved a big hit here at MotorBar with the entire staff watching them from beginning
to end. Great entertainment reality TV at it's best!
"One of the better reality shows because of the down-to-earth, positive and
upbeat, moralistic, sympathetic and larger-than-life characters who make up
the show, Dog The Bounty Hunter is best described as "Hawaii Five-O with
Mace" and is benignly addictive" MotorBar