T.J. Hooker (1982–1986)
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The Protectors 

Sergeant T.J. Hooker spearheads a police officer recruitment program that provides on-the-street training. Hooker's recruits have to learn fast when they go up against a pair of cold-blooded killers on a crime spree.

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Officer David McNeil
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Officer Jess Canfield
John Gladstein ...
Officer Granger
Kelly Harmon ...
Jennifer
Jo McDonnell ...
Officer Kelly Sanders
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Lacy Canfield (as Debbie Shelton)
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Saxon
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Parker English
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Sheridan
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Lynne Moody ...
Susan
Timothy Scott ...
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Sergeant T.J. Hooker spearheads a police officer recruitment program that provides on-the-street training. Hooker's recruits have to learn fast when they go up against a pair of cold-blooded killers on a crime spree.

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13 March 1982 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The initials "T.J." in " T.J. Hooker " stand for Thomas Jefferson. See more »

Goofs

When Romano is going after the sniper and tackles him on the roof, it is a stunt double that does the tackle. When the camera cuts, it is Romano again. See more »

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[first lines]
Sgt. T.J. Hooker: T.J. Hooker is the name. But you don't have to lose any sleep wondering what the T.J. stands for, as far as you're concerned, my first name is 'Sergeant'.
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SUPERB PILOT EPISODE
28 March 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

If you've read my comments on the T.J. Hooker TV series you'll know that I think it was the best TV show for many reasons. This was the pilot for the series and when I first saw it I was really impressed.

This movie had everything-moral dilemmas, action and a great plot. We got to see top cop Sergeant Hooker preparing the police cadets for the real world. We got to see Hooker instilling his morals and values on all the cadets.

I was most pleased with this movie for the above reasons. Some cop shows are just car chase after car chase and the characters have no depth. Hooker was superbly played by William Shatner who made him an interesting and human character with depth and an interesting background.

I strongly recommend this pilot movie and the series that followed.


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