T.J. Hooker 3.14 The Snow Game (1984, Police Action Drama) – 5/10 TV review

Cast / crew
William Shatner: T.J. Hooker
Adrian Zmed: Officer Vince Romano
Heather Locklear: Officer Stacy Sheridan
James Darren: Jim Corrigan
Writer (Series’ Creator): Rick Husky
Gary Lockwood:
Pepe Serna:
Jay Varela:
Richard Herd: Captain Dennis Sheridan
Supervising Producer: Rick Husky
Producer: Jeffrey Hayes
Writer: Fred J. McKnight
Director: William Shatner
Executive Producer: Aaron Spelling
Executive Producer: Leonard Goldberg

T.J. Hooker 3.14 Snow Game, The (1984)

When a drug bust goes fatally wrong, then Romano gets shot, Hooker, Stacy and Corrigan go undercover to bring the perpetrators and their employers down.

5/10

Po-faced episode where everyone except Hooker is unconvincingly devastated (especially Corrigan, goodness he’s bad) after a fellow cop is assassinated. For a Shatner-directed episode, though, this is quite good. Unlike James Darren and Adrian Zmed, the man himself manages to pull off the determination and emotion required by the episode. The script isn’t terribly broken and he stages some good action sequences which have pace, shape and environmental interest. For instance, there is very good use of a helicopter in the opening action – especially for the sequence’s action punchline – while the bad guy gets a spectacular exit off a ship.

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