Rick Hunter is a renegade cop who breaks the rules and takes justice into his own hands. Partnered with the equally stunning and rebellious Sgt. McCall, the tough-minded duo set out to crack down on L.A.'s slimiest criminals.
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
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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 a part of the LAPD, with the look of the uniforms, and the design of the patrol cars, Hooker is part of the fictitious "LCPD". While there is a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, their uniforms and cars are different. See more »
Sergeant Hooker started the series with more than 15 years of experience. Since the series spans 5 years, he should have received his fourth 5 year service bar by Series 5, but he doesn't. See more »
TJ Hooker is/was one of the all time great cop shows. Adam 12 was boring in the extreme as was Dragnet. Hooker is a cop who refuses a promotion so he can continue to do the job that he is best suited for. A street cop who cares. Reed & Malloy and Friday & whoever looked like they could not wait for their shift to end each week. Sure it had the "super hero" feel to it, but you must remember that this was the TV cop format at the time. And the show has a great cast as well. Not like today, who really needs to see Dennis Franz's naked butt, not I that is for sure.
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