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"The Assassin"
AIRDATE: 11.13.85


WHAT SAID:  

A man Hooker served with in Vietnam is out to assassinate a Russian trade delegate.

SYNOPSIS:  

Hooker and the L.C.P.D. are brought in to aid the State Department when the CIA learns that Paul DeNiro, alias Jared Morgan, is believed to be involved in an assassination attempt on the head of the Russian trade delegation who are visiting the city. It turns out Hooker knew DeNiro in Vietnam and recalls that DeNiro was a trained executioner who was phased out due to mental instability. The police get a lead on DeNiro when a bag containing a prescription slip is left behind at the hospital where DeNiro's son is ill. The slip leads them to the marina where DeNiro spots them. He hustles a prostitute, Gail, into taking him to her place. Once there, he falls asleep and she goes through his pockets. DeNiro wakes up, realizing what she has done and he kills her. When Hooker and his team arrive at Gail's apartment, they discover DeNiro's bankbook in her hands. They hurry to his bank and discover a costume rental receipt in the safe deposit box. Hooker and Corrigan, realizing DeNiro left the bank dressed as a nun, hurry to the church across the street from the parade route. Hooker tracks DeNiro to the roof where they exchange gunfire, leaving Hooker no choice but to shoot him.


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GUEST STARS:

Vincent Baggetta
"Paul DeNiro"

Lawrence Cook
"Stanley Vernon"

Dean Dittman
"Lyle Fisk"

Clark Howat
"Chief Condon"

Karen Huie
"Mrs. Smith"

Tina Lifford
"Nurse"

Ann McCurry
"Myra"

Andy Romano
"Merrick"

Janice Ward
"Gail"

Cheryl Ann Wilson
"Ms. Rubin"

Morgan Woodward
"Maj. Gen. Robert
Selkirk, retired"

Than Wyenn
"Emile Kaplan"


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