T.J. Hooker 2.05 Big Foot (1982, Crime Drama) – 6/10 TV review

Cast / crew
William Shatner: T.J. Hooker
Adrian Zmed: Officer Vince Romano
Heather Locklear: Officer Stacy Sheridan
Richard Herd: Captain Sheridan
Robin Dearden: Mkichelle Forrest
James O’Sullivan: Sergeant Wayne Conrad
George McDaniel: Donnie Pendleton
Ray Girardin: Hatfield
Supervising Producer: Rick Husky
Producer: Jeffrey Hayes
Writer (Series’ Creator): Rick Husky
Writer: Dallas Barnes
Writer: Joanne Barnes
Director: Cliff Bole

T.J. Hooker 2.05 Big Foot (1982)

A large rapist is at large, the only thing the police know is that the guy has big feet but then a jogger is attacked and Hooker and Romano interrupt him in the act.

6/10

T.J. Hooker always kept the victims in focus and his empathy for them and vehement disgust at the perpetrators gave the show it’s surprisingly uncommon and strong core. But it was always wrapped up in a fun package that allows the audience to also empathise with the victims and cheer along as Hooker delivers justice. This week he tackles a rapist, false confessions and Romano’s insistence that he isn’t getting enough fibre in his diet. Shatner gets to deliver another one of his wonderful ‘moral outrage’ speeches. "I’m not going to kill you, animal. There’s only one way to keep your kind of scum off the streets: a proper trial. That way everyone will know what you are." Hurrah!

This T.J. Hooker episode contains adult dialogue and violence.

Classified 12 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 12 years and over.

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