T.J. Hooker

Season 3 Episode 18

Death on the Line

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Mar 03, 1984 on ABC
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Death on the Line
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A worker from the police precinct is attacked and raped, the latest in a series of rapes and robberies where none of the victims are able to identify their attacker.

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  • Two men dressed as telephone repairman rob and rape women. Hooker and crew try get help from the victim to catch them.

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    Two telephone repairmen watch and listen to a girl named Linda Stevens talk on the telephone. They wait until they know she is alone and they rape and rob her. Hooker and Romano get the call. Hooker chases them until he is cut off by a draw bridge raising. Linda, who was a secretary at the precinct, is afraid to talk about the rape. Hooker tells her he believes it's the marina rapist. She does not want to give him any information. She also hides it from her boyfriend. Hooker and crew investigate the apartment and the hawk shops. Hooker finds a piece of jewerly from one of the rape & murder robberies at Maury's pawn shop. Hooker tells him to call if he comes back. Hooker finds out the other crimes were not froced entry and the man wore tennis shoes. Hooker saw a new phone in the apartment and a phone repair truck outside of Linda's apartment that day. He believes the criminals may be telephone repairmen. They check the records and find that Cliff Tanner did all three jobs of phone repair where the crimes took place. Maury sees Tanner in his shop and he calls Hooker after he leaves. Stacey shows him a photo of Tanner and he says it's him. Tanner and his partner rob & rape another victim. Hooker and Romano show up and chase Tanner. Hooker is forced to shoot thru the windshield to stop the van. They pull him out and the van explodes. They see he is not wearing tennis shoes. They go and talk to another repairman named Frank Bryce. He is not much help. Hooker believes there are two crooks doing the crimes. He wants Linda to do tests to prove that Tanner is not their man. Linda agrees to do the tests and talk to her boyfriend. The test results don't match. Jim finds out that Frank Bryce served with Tanner overseas. Hooker knows that's him. They go and check out his locker at work. They find a list of the victims circled plus another name that has not yet been a victim. They race over and break in before he can do anything to her. Hooker chases him onto the beach and onto the pier. He catches him and knocks him into the water. All is well and Linda and her boyfriend are going to work thru the problem together. Nice episode with one of my favorites James Whitmore Jr. as the rapist. Kimberly Beck plays Linda and looks very nice in a bikini at the beginning.moreless
William Shatner

William Shatner

Sgt. Thomas Jefferson "T.J." Hooker

Adrian Zmed

Adrian Zmed

Officer Vince Romano

Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear

Officer Stacy Sheridan

James Darren

James Darren

Officer Jim Corrigan

Kimberly Beck

Kimberly Beck

Linda Stevens

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Lynne Moody

Lynne Moody

Dr. Pamela Carter

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John Dennis Johnston

John Dennis Johnston

Cliff Tanner

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Richard Herd

Richard Herd

Captain Dennis Sheridan

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