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Episode List



7 Jan. 1985
There Goes the Neighborhood
A rash of break-ins in the area prompts Hardcastle's neighbors to organize a neighborhood crime watch.
14 Jan. 1985
Too Rich and Too Thin
A friend of Hardcastle's, a lawyer dies. At the funeral, he catches his young wife with another man. He talks to his friend's partner who was forced out of the practice by the wife and he tells Hardcastle the wife was only interested in his money. Hardcastle learns the man died while at some health spa for the elderly. So he goes there as a client and McCormick goes as a trainer who puts Hardcastle through the wringer.
21 Jan. 1985
What's So Funny?
There's nothing funny about the apparent suicide of an ex-con comedian whose girl friend jilted the owner of a comics' showcase club.
4 Feb. 1985
Hardcastle, Hardcastle, Hardcastle and McCormick
The judge's visiting aunts are a pair of snoop sisters who overhear a murder plot and refuse to leave until Hardcastle sees the matter through.
11 Feb. 1985
The Long Ago Girl
A hotel mogul's death reunites Hardcastle with a former movie star he once planned to marry, and involves both of them in the subsequent murder of a reporter.
18 Feb. 1985
You Don't Hear the One That Gets You
Returning from New Mexico with $20,000 in racing winnings, McCormick and Hardcastle are waylaid by a bank robber and his girl.
25 Feb. 1985
The Birthday Present
McCormick and a cop he dislikes grudgingly team up to give the judge the perfect birthday present: the continued incarceration of a vindictive killer who's about to be released.
4 Mar. 1985
Surprise on Seagull Beach
The judge discovers that both surf punks and unregenerate Nazis have an interest in his private beach.
11 Mar. 1985
Undercover McCormick
Two cops kill a known drug smuggler. The son of an old friend of Hardcastle's pulls him over and asks for help in speaking to the commissioner about it, but the commissioner isn't accepting his calls. When Hardcastle brings him and Lt. Frank Harper to the meet to speak to Rafael, they find him dead. So they send McCormick in undercover as a police officer.
18 Mar. 1985
The Game You Learn from Your Father
A man who was charged with armed robbery 15 years ago, whose trial Hardcastle presided over, is released when the true culprit a friend of his, makes a dying confession. The man seeks out Hardcastle, because Hardcastle wouldn't allow evidence that would have cleared him. Hardcastle tells him, he can't give him back the years he lost. But offers to help get back on his feet by getting him a try out with a baseball team, it seems he was a star baseball player when he was arrested. At the same time Hardcastle looks into something his friend said before he died--that he ...
1 Apr. 1985
Angie's Choice
A fleeing murder witness leaves her two kids on the judge's doorstep
23 Sep. 1985
She Ain't Deep But She Sure Runs Fast
While on vacation in the Oregon wilderness, the plane in which the Judge and Mark are passengers, crashes with the pilot dead. They come across a campsite destroyed by a grizzly bear and a murdered fisherman (Terry Bradshaw).They take an inflatable raft and brave a river full of rapids. They're spotted by 3 men who prey on those they find in the wilderness. It becomes a matter of life or death as they try to escape the murdering hunters.
30 Sep. 1985
Faster Heart
One of McCormick's old flames is nearly killed in a drag race---and then again in the hospital, where someone tries to give her a lethal injection.
7 Oct. 1985
The Yankee Clipper
After a funeral for a friend who disappeared in Vietnam, McCormick discovers someone digging up the casket---and it's the buddy he thought he buried.
14 Oct. 1985
Something's Going on on This Train
Judge Hardcastle gets on a train that's supposed to be for a convention. Trouble is, there is no convention. Several other people are there for different reasons and then start getting killed off.
28 Oct. 1985
The Career Breaker
The judge is jailed for raping a sheriff's daughter, a frame engineered by a sore loser in a fishing contest---but involving more than a trophy.
4 Nov. 1985
Do Not Go Gentle
Hardcastle gets told he only has six months to live, and starts behaving very diffrently.
11 Nov. 1985
Games People Play
McCormick becomes a contestant on a TV quiz show that's rigged by two producers who couldn't come up with the $1 million prize.
18 Nov. 1985
Strangle Hold
The death of McCormick's former lover leads him and Hardcastle into the rough-and-tumble world of women's wrestling.
25 Nov. 1985
You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful, and You're His
At a teen-age beauty pageant, Hardcastle and McCormick uncover a ring that imports illegal aliens.
2 Dec. 1985
Mirage a Trois
Mark is mistaken for the boyfriend of a sheik's daughter, which could put him, her---and the U.S. oil supply---in grave danger.
9 Dec. 1985
Conventional Warfare
A judges' convention is being held at the same hotel as a gathering of crime families, some of whom have grudges to settle among themselves.
16 Dec. 1985
Duet for Two Wind Instruments
Hardcastle and McCormick investigate a case in which the judge's guilty sentence was reversed and the prisoner released, but neither the ex-con nor the victim wants the case reopened.

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