HARDCASTLE & MC CORMICK "Outlaw Champions" (TV episode)

9/23/1984. Sunday, 8 pm. 1 hour.
ABC. Season 2 of 3. Episode 23. Season premiere.
Detective drama.
Code: HMO 9/1984

PLOT

Hardcastle and McCormick help a world champion racer who is in danger of losing everything - his money, titles, acclaim, and even his life.

CREDITS

Writer: Patrick Hasburgh.
Director: Leo Penn.

REGULAR CAST

Brian Keith as Judge Milton C. Hardcastle
Daniel Hugh Kelly as Mark McCormick

GUEST CAST

Larry Wilcox as E. J. (Edmund Julius) Corlette
Ray Girardin as Martin Grayson
John Hancock
Jonathan Banks as Bill Rogers, mob banker. Listed 4th of guests.

BAD GUY

Mob backed manager to E. J., uses threats to keep him in line. Fixes car races. Has fight scene with E. J.

CHARACTER

Businesslike with his bosses. Violent, sarcastic, bullying with E. J. Has chauffeured limo.

DEATH SCENE

Shot by Hardcastle, left draped over car hood.

LINES

"People put a lot of money behind you to make this work, E. J. I wouldn't disappoint them."

"Oh, E. J., you're upset. We'll make a donation to the Automobile Club in his name."

"You're going for a drive in a ravine. I figure it'll make a nice memorial poster for your fans. $6.95, suitable for framing."

SCREEN TIME

About 6 1/2 minutes, in 8 scenes, throughout episode.

WORKED WITH

Brian Keith (HMB 2/1985; HMS 9/1985)
Daniel Hugh Kelly (HMB 2/1985; HMS 9/1985)