Sledge is abducted by a former television executive whose brainwashing operation reprograms its victim's minds through unrelenting and unmerciful exposure to television programming.

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Landon Smartikoff
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Marc Rinsler
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Officer Chris Raker
Ken Letner ...
Myles Theiss
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Johnny 'Red Shoes' Haggis
Leslie Morris ...
Dorothy Dells ...
The Judge
John Zenda ...
Abductor with Moustache
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TV Reporter Amy Porter
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Narrator in opening sequence (voice)
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Sledge is abducted by a former television executive whose brainwashing operation reprograms its victim's minds through unrelenting and unmerciful exposure to television programming.

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Action | Comedy

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17 September 1987 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The characters talking about a fourth network were alluding to FOX, which was just starting out. Many in the business at that time thought the idea of starting a fourth television network to go against ABC, NBC, and CBS would never work. See more »

Goofs

Raker is asked to relate the events in 1986 (the year of the first season). The intro says that the second season happens five years previous to the end of the first season. See more »

Quotes

Landon Smartikoff: Ultimately, man and TV will combine to form a newer, higher being. Yes, a super race! Smarter, brighter, new and improved.
[Rests his hand upon a TV set]
Landon Smartikoff: And it will all start here, and with those who watch it. Yes, the rulers of *tomorrow* sit in front of the TV *today*.
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[Below the main opening title] (The Early Years) See more »

Connections

References ABC News Nightline (1980) See more »

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