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William Shatner stars as T. J. Hooker in this pilot for the long-running TV cop series. As our story opens, the sandpaper-tough Hooker is reeling from a recent divorce and the death of his partner. Thus when T.J. is put in charge of a group of rookies, it's no picnic for anyone. Also appearing in this 90-minute pilot film is Adrian Zmed, who would remain on the subsequent series (at least until 1985) as trainee Vince Romano. Heather Locklear, the second most famous T.J. Hooker alumnus, was absent from the pilot, and in fact wouldn't show up on the series until the second season. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi