T.J. Hooker (1982–1986)

Grand Theft Auto 

While searching for Romano's stolen sports car, Hooker encounters a Gypsy girl determined to exact vengeance for her uncle's murder.


Sidney Hayers


Rick Husky (created by), B.W. Sandefur




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Shatner ... Sgt. T.J. Hooker
Adrian Zmed ... Officer Vince Romano
Heather Locklear ... Officer Stacy Sheridan
James Darren ... Officer Jim Corrigan
Tori Spelling ... Toni Polnoi
Miguel Fernandes ... Rafe Kosinski
Delta Burke ... Diana Polnoi
Victor Rendina Victor Rendina ... Mikalis Bandal
Mindi Iden Mindi Iden ... Jennifer Carlin
Paul Michael Paul Michael ... Victor Polnoi
Sharon Hughes Sharon Hughes ... Gilda
Robert Miranda Robert Miranda ... Arturo Buccoli
Vincent Palmieri Vincent Palmieri ... Franco Vartan
John Hostetter ... Bus Driver
Jody Gibson Jody Gibson ... Parking Lot Attendant


Romano has just bought a Porsche 911. While out with Hooker at a bar with a couple of dated, the vehicle is stolen and Hooker gets a good look at the thief. With Jim and Stacy's help they find out that the theft may be linked to an exotic-car theft ring who are selling the cars. The only other witness to the crime is a young Gypsy girl, who won't talk. Her uncle is an auto salesman, and he is robbed and killed by the same men who stole Romano's car. Even in light of this, the young girl refuses to talk, preferring to carry on using the 'Gypsy ways'. The thieves begin plotting to kill her once they realize she can link them to the theft of Romano's car and her uncle's murder. Hooker and Romano spot the stolen car and pursue the thief up a mountain road, but it ends when the criminal misses a turn and drives off a cliff, blowing up the car and killing the thief. The thief is linked to the other man who killed the girl's uncle, and he takes her sister hostage to draw the child put. ... Written by medic249a2

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Action | Crime | Drama





Release Date:

29 December 1984 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


May-December girlfriends of the week: In the beginning, Hooker dances with Gilda, played by Sharon Hughes. While Hughes' age is not stated, she was likely around 25, making her about 28 years younger than William Shatner. At the end, Hooker asks Diane out to dinner. Delta Burke is 25 years younger than Shatner. See more »


Even with the continuity error that placed the police car much further away from the Cadillac when it crashed, Hooker and Romano were only seconds behind the gun thugs that fled on foot. Since there were several citizens that saw the gun thugs run away, Hooker should have asked which way they went and began a foot pursuit. Instead, he did nothing other than curse. See more »

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