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"T.J. Hooker" Funny Money (1985)

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Rick Husky (created by)
Gerald Petievich (written by)
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Original Air Date:
27 November 1985 (Season 5, Episode 7)
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Plot:
Corrigan considers leaving after accidentally shooting an undercover informant during a counterfeiting investigation. | Add synopsis »
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Bye bye Corrigan? See more (1 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

William Shatner ... Sgt. T.J. Hooker

Heather Locklear ... Officer Stacy Sheridan

James Darren ... Officer Jim Corrigan
Clare Kirkconnell ... Vicki

Robert Viharo ... John Simone

Hugh Farrington ... Lt. Pete O'Brien

Kip Niven ... Secret Service Agent Bob Komack
Becky Bush ... Marty
Fredric Cook ... Clarence Trent

Elias Zarou ... Paulie Morris
Sharon Hughes ... Sally Reno

Kimberlin Brown ... Hostage

Rick Avery ... Toby Reno

Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff ... Blonde in steam sauna (as Pamela Bach)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Michael Caffey 
 
Writing credits
Rick Husky (created by)

Gerald Petievich (written by)

Stan Berkowitz (story editor) and
Bruce Reisman (story editor)

Produced by
Leonard Goldberg .... executive producer
Rick Husky .... supervising producer
Don Ingalls .... producer
Kenneth R. Koch .... producer
David M. Smith .... associate producer
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John E. Davis  (as John Davis)
 
Cinematography by
Jack Swain (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Cohen  (as Andrew L. Cohen)
 
Casting by
Ramsay King 
 
Art Direction by
Ross Bellah 
David Marshall 
 
Set Decoration by
Audrey A. Blasdel  (as Audrey Blasdel-Goddard)
Ted Lake 
 
Costume Design by
Grady Hunt 
 
Makeup Department
Leo Lotito Jr. .... makeup supervisor (as Leo L. Lotito Jr.)
James Lee McCoy .... makeup artist (as James L. McCoy)
Carol A. O'Connell .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
R. Anthony Brown .... unit production manager (as Tony Brown)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kurt Baker .... first assistant director
James Griffin .... additional second assistant director (as James S. Griffin)
Joseph J. Kontra .... second assistant director (as Joseph John Kontra)
 
Art Department
Irving Goldfarb .... property master
Hank Stonecipher .... supervising construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Michael Hilkene .... sound editor
Frank Meadows .... sound mixer
Franklin Jones Jr. .... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert Peterson .... special effects (as Robert L. Peterson)
 
Stunts
R.A. Rondell .... stunt coordinator
Rick Avery .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Jim J. Poslof .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Swain .... chief lighting technician
James M. Swain .... camera operator
Barry Wexler .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Tim Flack .... executive in charge of casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joseph Markham .... costume supervisor: men (as Joe Markham)
Carrie Salazar-Cato .... costume supervisor: women
 
Location Management
Eric Klosterman .... location manager
 
Music Department
Mark Snow .... composer: theme music
 
Transportation Department
Tim Hill .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Robert Sherman .... executive story consultant
Terry Terrill .... script supervisor
Philip Weyland .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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70 min
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Bye bye Corrigan?, 22 April 2014
Author: Jason Daniel Baker from Toronto, Canada

Treasury agent Bob Komack (Kip Niven) teams with Veteran cop Sgt. T.J.Hooker (William Shatner) and his LCPD colleagues to attempt to take down a counterfeiting ring. Officer Jim Corrigan (James Darren) is in on the raid and accidentally shoots a valued informant to death. Corrigan is inconsolable and ponders quitting the force. Engaged to a wealthy young woman whose father has offered him a cushy job there is a new life waiting for him.

Hooker still has hopes of taking down the counterfeiting ring whilst also keeping his valued colleague on the job. Corrigan's partner Officer Stacy Sheridan (Heather Locklear) naturally wants the same thing. But the lingering question is whether Corrigan's head and heart are still in it enough to be effective.

This is a half-decent entry which could have ended James Darren's tenure on the series.

Adrian Zmed who had portrayed Hooker's young partner Vince Romano left the show before the start of the fifth and final season. It had been cancelled by ABC in May 1985 but picked up by CBS and put on a lower budget. No word on whether much money was saved by the production as it did without him. After he left, Hooker drove alone mostly but could have rode with Sheridan.

I did not detect a decline or an improvement in the quality of the series resulting from Zmed's departure. Yet often when the audience has gotten used to seeing a quartet of characters as the main cast the moment an actor leaves one of the remaining three can look like a third wheel. Since Shatner was the star of the show and young guys like me were understandably focused on Heather Locklear as Officer Stacy Sheridan the actor who got shortchanged was of course Darren except for this episode.

Had they cast an attractive young male actor in Zmed's place before season five began they might have staved off the dramatic decline in the ratings that set in and opened up story arcs consistent with the original concept for the show. Instead Corrigan was left to do the things that Romano would have done that Sheridan wasn't doing. It meant more screen time for Darren but his character wasn't doing much spectacular except in episodes like this one.

Perhaps it was thought that filling the passenger seat of Hooker's patrol car would emphasize the loss of Zmed when they were trying to minimize discernible change to hold what audience the show still had.

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