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"The Protectors"
AIRDATE: 03.13.82


WHAT SAID:  

William Shatner is T.J. Hooker, a veteran cop hardened by divorce and the shooting death of his partner. In the opener, Hooker is assigned to train recruits pending the investigation of a controversial shooting in which he was involved.

SYNOPSIS:  

Ever since his partner was killed on the streets, hard-nosed police officer T.J. Hooker has taken the job of training new recruits for the LCPD [it was never explained where the show took place] police academy. Among the recruits is a young but determined Vince Romano, whose abilities make Hooker take notice, and another young man, Jesse, whose wife, Lacey, is cheating on him. Hooker is relentless in pushing his trainees to the limits, so they can avoid being gunned down in the streets like his partner. Hooker is a critic of the system and how it protects criminals and hinders cops doing their duty, and isn't afraid to point this out to his recruits. Elsewhere in town is an ex-con and his partner who begin a crime spree by robbing a man and his wife, then gunning down both of them when they only have $15.00. As they continue to kill, Hooker has his own problems, including dealing with an ex-wife, and trying to be cleared of charges of being too quick to open fire on the criminals who killed his partner. About the time it is decided that Hooker was doing his duty in the shooting, the recruits at the LCPD are called into action as gang violence erupts in the city, and the ex-con continues killing the people he and his partner rob. Once Hooker and his men hit the streets, they also face the threat of a sniper who is firing into the city streets from a rooftop.


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GUEST STARS:

Richard Lawson
"Canfield"

Brian Patrick Clarke
"Granger"

John Gladstein
"McNeil"

David Hedison
"District Attorney Erik Saxon"

Kelly Harmon
Unknown

Jo McDonnell
Unknown

Debbie Shelton
Unknown


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