The weekly adventures of tough-as-nails veteran police officer Sgt. T.J. Hooker, who rides the beat with his rookie partner Vince Romano.

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 Sgt. T.J. Hooker (90 episodes, 1982-1986)
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 Officer Stacy Sheridan (85 episodes, 1982-1986)
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 Officer Vince Romano (72 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Officer Jim Corrigan / ... (66 episodes, 1982-1986)
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In the tradition of other cop shows like "Miami Vice" and "Car 54, Where Are You?", this series is no exception. The viewer follows the exploits of T.J. Hooker and Vince Romano as police officers, as they track criminals and enforce the law. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

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His name is T.J. Hooker. A police sergeant training young cops to be the best on the Force...out with them on the street. Excitement! Action! Adventure!

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Like the previous Aaron Spelling produced/Rick Husky created series S.W.A.T. (1975), which used the fictional "WCPD" police department, "T.J. Hooker" does not use the LAPD as the police department, for which Hooker and the others are working, despite the fact that they are obviously apart of the LAPD, with the look of the uniforms, and the design of the patrol cars. In the series, Hooker is apart of the fictitious "LCPD". While there is a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, their uniforms and cars are different. See more »

Goofs

The exterior shots of Hooker and Romano's patrol car almost never match the background processing plates used for the shots of the car interior. For instance, if the exterior shots show them driving through a business district, the interior shots will show them driving through a residential area and vice versa. See more »

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Referenced in Weird Science: Rock Hard Chett (1995) See more »

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The TV equivalent of Dirty Harry
20 January 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

T.J. Hooker reminds me of Dirty Harry in some respects. Like DH, Hooker is tough, especially on the bad guys. He's a no-nonsense cop, but at least he still has some sense of humor.

This is one of the most underrated cop shows. It may not be the best police drama ever made, but it has its moments. Plus, it's good to see William Shatner having success outside Star Trek. And this series shows that he could (and still can) do exactly that.


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