T.J. Hooker (1982–1986)
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The Streets 

Hooker and Romano track down the "Bible Mugger," a sociopath who attacks women at knifepoint and leaves a Bible as his calling card. Dogging the police investigation is a pesky television reporter.

Director:

Cliff Bole

Writers:

Rick Husky (created by), Rick Husky
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Shatner ... Sgt. T.J. Hooker
Adrian Zmed ... Officer Vince Romano
April Clough April Clough ... Officer Vicki Taylor
Richard Herd ... Capt. Dennis Sheridan
Karen Carlson ... Tracy Hill
George Murdock ... Detective Jackson
Gary Frank ... Brett Williams
John Furlong John Furlong ... Barnes
Victor Brandt Victor Brandt ... Billy Marks
Bruce Winant ... Eddie Savalas
Pamela Brull Pamela Brull ... Sherry
Buck Young ... Zabrowski
Anne Bruner ... Lisa Thomas
Victor Izay ... Dr. Forbes
Judith Baldwin ... Carol Hayes
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Hooker and Romano track down the "Bible Mugger," a sociopath who attacks women at knifepoint and leaves a Bible as his calling card. Dogging the police investigation is a pesky television reporter.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1982 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

George Murdock appeared as "God" in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier directed by William Shatner. See more »

Quotes

Tracy Hill: Y'know, I never did ask you why you wanted to be a cop.
Sgt. T.J. Hooker: It's just something I do. I don't try and analyze it.
Tracy Hill: Maybe you should.
Sgt. T.J. Hooker: Hey, lady, I'm a garbage collector. I collect it and I dump it. I file my report and I never look back.
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The Streets
16 September 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

In the early 1980s, Captain Kirk found a whole new audience and a wig as the tough no nonsense veteran cop and mentor T J Hooker. William Shatner really has more hair here than he did when he was in Star Trek in the mid 1960s.

The first regular episode of a short first season, sees Hooker searching for a serial attacker who targets vulnerable women with a knife and then leaves a bible behind.

Hooker gets near to catching this bible mugger but now he is lumbered with a television news reporter who wants to tag along. Hooker is reluctant and only agrees as he is ordered to do it. The news reporter takes a big risk when she agrees to meet the deranged religious minded attacker and ends up in danger herself.

Vince Romano (Adrian Zmed) is the rookie cop who partners Hooker. He provides light relief, in this episode he knows someone who can get a good deal in a new car for Hooker.

Produced by the legendary Aaron Spelling & Leonard Goldberg. This really is a cheese fest with some added ham. The creepy villain seems to have walked in from some Dirty Harry film and it is heavily implied that he might have sexually assaulted his first victim. However network television rules apply so aftermath has been modified. One subsequent victim dies when the mugger does not allow her to take medication.

In the acclaimed 1983 film The Big Chill. The name of the television series that the actor played by Tom Berenger starred in was 'J T Lancer.' I could not help thinking the name was inspired by T J Hooker!


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