T.J. Hooker

Season 5 Episode 5

The Assassin

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Nov 13, 1985 on ABC
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The State Department asks Hooker's help in tracking down a man whom he served alongside in Vietnam - a disillusioned, mentally unstable trained executioner – who is planning to assassinate the head of a visiting Russian trade delegation...

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  • Hooker tries to stop a man he served with in Vietnam from killing a Russian trade delegate.

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    A man named Deniro is shown buying a new gun from a friend, then killing him so he won't tell anyone. Corrigan and Stacey chase and lose him after someone sees him drop the dead body. Hooker tracks down his name. He went on one mission with him in Vietnam and Deniro was responsible for people getting killed that should not have died. Deniro is hired by a retired General to kill a visiting Russian trade delegate because he has criminal information about the General's past. Hooker finds his ex-wife and she tells them how he had changed over the years. She says he had some bad jobs, vietman and more bad jobs that turned him to a deranged lunatic. Hooker thinks he is just disallusioned. Hooker finds a link between the General and Deniro. They have pictures of them at the race track together. He goes to warn the General to stop Deniro. His ex-wife goes to the hospital where her son has brain damage where he can't talk. She finds her ex-husband there sitting with him. After he leaves the wife tells Hooker about it. They find out he took a cab and they track him. He meets a girl at a bar and her goes home with her. Hoooker and the others arrive just too late, but Corrigan sees him. The next morning, the woman is looking at his ID and she finds a gun. He kills her, dies his hair, shaves, and leaves. Hooker and crew find the car and the dead body. They also find the evidence of his new look. Deniro dresses up as a nun so no one will suspect him. Hooker and Corrigan find a teller in the bank where he made the switch in clothes. They find out he's dressed as a nun. Deniro goes up to where the bells are for his murder attempt. Hooker gets there in time and is forced to kill him. They also pick up the General for being involved. This is a pretty good episode, but I take off 2 points for this story already being done to death on alot of different shows. I get tired of the military being put in the "criminal shoes"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

Ann McCurry

Ann McCurry

Myra DeNiro

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Andy Romano

Andy Romano

CIA Agent Tom Merrick

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Janis Ward

Janis Ward

Gail Milton

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Footage near the beginning of the story, as DeNiro races off in his car, knocking a fire barrel over, and Corrigan and Stacy giving pursuit before they crash, is recycled from the third season episode "Hot Property."

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    • German episode title: "Jagd auf rote Feinde", meaning "Hunt for Red Enemies"

    • The exterior shot of Robert Selkirk's mansion is the same building used as the Foundation For Law and Government (FLAG) headquarters on Knight Rider. A common set, it is used for numerous functions in episodes of numerous series, including a couple of The A-Team's.

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