T.J. Hooker

Season 1 Episode 4

Hooker's War

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Apr 03, 1982 on ABC
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  • Hooker and Romano chase down gun runners. Hooker helps an old cop friend with stopping illegal guns turning up on the street.

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    Hooker and Romano are on a coffee break. They see a van run a red light. They stop and they take off as Romano approaches the car. They chase them and are being shot at. The van crashes and the crooks get away. They find a huge amount of illegal guns in the back of the van. Pete Benedict, an old friend of Hooker's shows up. Hooker call him the original "Dirty Harry". Hooker worked with him for five years. Pete is working a speical assignment on the illegal guns case. Hooker agrees to help Pete out any way he can. Back on the street Romano tells Hooker he is going out with two policewomen at the same time. hooker warns him that is trouble. They get a call and it involves a man with a gun. They see him and chase him down. It is a young boy and Hooker talks him out of shooting the gun at them. The boy says he would know the gun runners if he saw them but that he does not know their names. Hooker is upset that Pete is not being more help with the evidence he is suppyling him. He tries to have him run down a tatto on a suspect to connect him to an old gang Hooker knows of. He ends up finding out the information himself. He goes to a deatailing shop where a man(Sid Haig) is Hooker's prime suspect. They try to assault Hooker and he arrest them. Back at the station Pete and the Captain order Hooker to lay off from rousting those guys. They are let go and Hooker is not happy with Pete. He takes a warrant he was requesting and disobeys orders and goes to check out the detailing shop. They arrest the guy(Sid Haig) again after he runs away. Hooker re-checks a gun that Pete says could not be identified. He finds the number on it and traces it. He finds out it was supposed to be destroyed. He follows the next shipment and finds out his friend Pete is the supplier. He arrest him and destroys the guns. In the epilogue, the two girls that Romano was dating at the same time, catch him. They tell him how they are going to use him anfd they squirt him with water guns. This is yet another classic episode with Vic Taybeck(Star Trek/Alice) as a great guest star. Also Hooker drive to get rid of the illegal guns is great.
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