T.J. Hooker

Season 5 Episode 4

Death is a Four Letter Word

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Nov 06, 1985 on ABC
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Death is a Four Letter Word
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A 17-year-old girl is killed in a struggle during the filming of a porn movie, and when her dumped body is found, it turns out to be the niece of Hooker's colleague, Detective Max Brodsky. Hooker takes charge of the case, with Stacy going undercover as a potential porn star to get inside the production company; but Brodsky's obsession with nailing the killers himself jeopardizes the whole investigation...moreless

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  • A 17 year old girl is killed while filming a porno movie. She turns out to be the niece of a cop Hooker knows, named Max Brodsky. Stacey goes undercover to weed out the bad guys before Max goes overboard.moreless

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    A 17 year girl(Wendy) is shown filming a porno movie. She decides she does not want to go on with it. The guy gets rough and hits and kills her. He is seen dumping the body on the street. Hooker chases him and loses him. Hooker talks to Max Brodsky about when he arrives. It turns out she was his niece and he was raising her. He feels guilty about not being there for her. Turns out she was busted a few times and Max was told about it. Hooker talks to some hookers on the street and they said she hung out with a girl named Janet. Lester, the man who killed Wendy, goes after Janet. Janet was another 17 year old at the scene when Lester killed Wendy. Hooker is shown a porn movie with Wendy on the cover and he knows whe was in porn. They don't tell Max because of what it might do to him. Max get a name, "Nick", that might lead him to the killer. Max roughs up Nick so he can find Janet. Nick shows him the picture of the adult movie she had starred in. Max goes crazy and destroys the place. Lester walks in and asks for the same info that Max wanted. Hooker and crew set up a bust of a small time porno ring to get the info they need. The girl involved tells Stacey about Lester, the man who got her started. She also knew Wendy. Later Hooker is told they have a clip of the murder from a bust they made. It shows Lester killing Wendy. Stacey goes undercover to try to get in with Lester. He comes into the club they are in and he hires her. He takes her to meet his boss Martin. Max finds Janet, but she is shot and is in a coma. Max is suspended because he did not disclose that he knew where Janet was. Stacey goes back to find incrimating evidence against both men. Hooker and Corrigan are watching undercover as road workmen. Max also follows without anyone knowing. Stacey puts on a cheerleader uniform(should have been sexier) and tries to confront the boss. He pulls aa gun on her. Max enters to find Lester and pulls a gun on him. Hooker ans Corrigan enter to stop it all. Corrigan saves the day for Stacey and Hooker tracks down Max to stop a killing. He stops him and the Lester just in time. Max is injured but ok. He is also going to get a light repromand. This is another good episode with good actors supporting. Lester was great as the slimy porno guy and Christopher Stone as Max always does a fine job in any role he has. The only complaint I have is the cheerleader uniform Heather wore. She was dressing for a porn movie and her outfit could have been alot shorter and sexier. Overall a great installment.moreless
William Shatner

William Shatner

Sgt. Thomas Jefferson "T.J." Hooker

Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear

Officer Stacy Sheridan

James Darren

James Darren

Officer Jim Corrigan

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