Rick Hunter is a renegade cop who breaks the rules and takes justice into his own hands. Partnered with the equally stunning and rebellious Sgt. McCall, the tough-minded duo set out to crack down on L.A.'s slimiest criminals.
In the tradition of other cop shows like "Miami Vice" and "Car 54, Where Are You?", this series is no exception. The viewer follows the exploits of T.J. Hooker and Vince Romano as police officers, as they track criminals and enforce the law.Written by
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Frequently when Hooker and Romano are in a pursuit or doing some other type of performance driving, a lot of smoke is seen coming from the tailpipe of their patrol car as it accelerates. The car is a 1977 Dodge Monaco, which as of the 1982 debut was over 5 years old. The cars used in the series were high mileage surplus units from police agencies and the smoke was oil burning due to the high mileage. Circa 1982, the LAPD did not use cars of that age for patrol work, they had shifted to the newer Dodge Diplomat/Plymouth Gran Fury, the Ford Crown Victoria, or the Chevrolet Caprice. See more »
Launching devices used to flip the cars over during the show's famous car chases are always visible when the car turns over. See more »
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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