T.J. Hooker

Season 5 Episode 6

Rip-Off

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Nov 20, 1985 on ABC
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Hooker becomes involved in an F.B.I. drug bust operation, a "sting" which leaves an undercover detective critical in hospital, and the drug ring's middle man shot dead by the front man, who walks away with the $100,000 sting money. With the ploy following the same pattern as several previous identical "rip-offs", Hooker and a federal agent join forces to put a halt to the big-time drug runner's scam, but their methods in putting the racket out of business clash...moreless

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  • Hooker and crew help out the FBI with a drug sting that leaves an undercover agent ctitical in the hospital. Hooker is out to find the leader of the ring.

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    Hooker and his crew help out the FBI with a drug sting operation. They send in an undercover agent (Rico) to try to find out who the leader is. The meeting takes place in a hotel room. The guy(Angel) shows, takes the money and then stabs him. Angel takes off, gives the money to the head man. The head man shoots and kills Angel and takes off. At the hospital, Hooker talks to Rico's wife and helps her deal with her emotions. They get a lead from some prints left in the hotel. Hooker feels he is getting stone walled by the FBI. He decides to follow him and finds out he is talking with a federal Narc. They find out his name is Gunther Castro. Hooker and crew find out his name also. Hooker receives a call that Rico has died. He is now determined to find Castro no matter what. The FBI man and the narc talk and the Narc is upset that he has slipped through his fingers three times. The narc wants to get him on a big bust so he can put him away for good. Hooker breaks in right after that wanting some answers. The Narc tells him Castro is trying to build a bankroll to make a large buy. Hooker walks out because he is not getting all the info he wants from the Narc. Later on at the station the FBI man tells Hooker Castro killed two men in Detroit and is expected to be back in LA. Hooker and crew find Castro's contact for the deal and follow her to the drop. The Narc shows up to help out. They go into a church for the drop. The bad guys pass the money for the cocaine. Castro kills the other man and takes everything. Hooker chases him down and beats him in a fist fight. Hooker gives him up to the Narc because he thinks he has a good case. Then later on the Narc gives him back to Hooker because Castro was responsible for Rico's death. A solid episode with good performances by the head bad guy, the Narc and the FBI guy.moreless
William Shatner

William Shatner

Sgt. Thomas Jefferson "T.J." Hooker

Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear

Officer Stacy Sheridan

James Darren

James Darren

Officer Jim Corrigan

Steven Keats

Steven Keats

Gregory Loman III

Guest Star

Eric Server

Eric Server

D.E.A. Agent Tim Bennett

Guest Star

Elizabeth Peña

Elizabeth Peña

Maria

Guest Star

Hugh Farrington

Hugh Farrington

Lieutenant Pete O'Brien

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Recycled from the third season episode "The Snow Game," footage of Hooker at night, chasing a suspect (played by Al White), illuminated by the over-head Police helicopter, is completely re-worked. In the original episode, Al White's character was called J.D. Laws; here he is playing a different character, Freddie, but in the next scene, when he is being questioned at the station, dons exactly the same clothes as in his original appearance.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Stacy is dressed extremely sexily)
      Hooker: Salary scales are great. But there's a departmental ruling against moonlighting.

    • Hooker: Alright everybody, listen up. As of now, Tim Bennett is shut off, he gets nothing. Understand?
      Corrigan: Okay, he gets nothing, but I don't understand.
      Hooker: Bennett and Gregory Loman III just had a nice, cozy chat.

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