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
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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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Action | Crime | Drama

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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 »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Scarface (1983) See more »

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Awesome Show
27 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this show mainly because I like William Shattner. I don't really care if it was based in reality or not. It was fun to watch. I don't believe William Shattners character was meant to imitate an average person but an ideal for all the things a good police officer.....a good person can represent. I do agree Adam-12 and Dragnet were, and still are great television shows based more on actual cases and real police work, but I don't think you can compare them. TJ Hooker was more like the A-Team. It's fun and entertaining. I love the fight scenes with William Shattner in this show. He uses the shame fighting style as in Star Trek. I recommend this show to anyone who is a fan of William Shattner.


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