T.J. Hooker: Season 1, Episode 1

The Protectors (13 Mar. 1982)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Crime | Drama
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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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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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District Attorney Eric Saxon
Michael Horton ...
Officer Parker English
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Lynne Moody ...
Susan McNeil
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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According to an interview he gave to Irish television programme 'The Late Late Show'. when William Shatner was first filming the series autograph hunters asked him why Captain Kirk was dressed as a policeman? Once it began to air they insisted he sign their autographs as TJ Hooker. Shatner stated this brought home to him the power television could wield over its audience. See more »

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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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I could never get into the show or TV movies
26 June 2004 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

Can't compare to today's low budget tripe. Budgets for several sets, car chases, and explosions is too much for today on the cheap TV shows. Who cares what loser is going get voted of elimidate, or voted off the island, house or even tool shed. These real life shows are done on the cheap. Even cheaper than the sit com Friends which used a whole two sets where there was nothing but self absorbed gabbing. TJ Hooker had high production values compared to the future of TV, and was fast paced with action. The only problem was the delivery of the show's formula. Predictable, every chase the car has to explode. TJ, hung onto the hood of the bad guys' car. The final fight where TJ uses the night stick. Zimmerman and Locklear were added beef stick for the show. I believe the predictability of the show's formula and delivery helped kill this style of show; along with the high budget which todays on the cheap tv will never do again. 5 out of 10.


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