T.J. Hooker 2.15 The Mumbler (1983, Police Drama) – 7/10 TV review

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Cast / crew
William Shatner: T.J. Hooker
Adrian Zmed: Officer Vince Romano
Heather Locklear: Officer Stacy Sheridan
Richard Herd: Captain Sheridan
Sam Melville: Hank Carmichael
Paul Regina: Larry Coates
Michael Cavanaugh: Carl Hines
Sydney Penny: Katie Coates
Jo McDonnell: Sarah Campbell
Supervising Producer: Rick Husky
Producer: Jeffrey Hayes
Series Creator: Rick Husky
Writer: Joe Viola
Director: Don Chaffey

T.J. Hooker 2.15 The Mumbler (1983)

Hooker experience of – get this – breeding pigeons gives him a crucial edge in the case of an armed robbery when he meets the younger sister of one of the protagonists who is also a ‘mumbler’, a person with better connection to pigeons than people.

7/10

Entertaining episode with added bonus of discovering Hooker’s past as a pigeon trainer (!) and a car chase whose mid-section (when they go through a storm drain) is a replay of the chase in Season One episode The Witness. They even leave in the bit where you can clearly see the camera crew as the cars enter the drain! Despite this brief regurgitation, the action is generous and thrilling as John Davis supplies plenty of funky music and it culminates in a striking location (under a roller-coaster) with a nice bit of close-quarters work from Hooker with the side handle baton.

This T.J. Hooker episode contains , Violence

Classified PG by BBFC. Parental Guidance.

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