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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17 September 1987 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The character of Landon Smartikoff is a thinly veiled satire of Brandon Tartikoff (1949-97), the television executive who rebooted the poorly performing NBC in the early 1980s and made the network a ratings leader. 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

[while trying to brainwash Sledge]
Landon Smartikoff: This is impossible! This man is experiencing every form of violence known to man... and he's loving it!
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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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