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"Raw Deal"
AIRDATE: 02.19.83


WHAT SAID:  

A cocaine dealer recruits couriers from the ranks of compulsive gamblers deeply in debt to his poker club.

SYNOPSIS:  

While Hooker and Romano are having lunch, they spot a cocaine deal being made. After "buyer" Willie Stack is wounded, Romano apprehends Pete Connors. Checking records, Hooker doesn't understand the connection between Connors, a real family man with no prior record, and Stack, a small time hood. Discovered in Connors' pocket is a card for Gamblers Anonymous. Through Hooker's ex-girlfriend, Nancy Winters, they learn that Connors is a member of the Poker Garden Club where she works and is up to his neck in gambling debt. The Poker Garden is run by Frank Barnett, who was using Connors as his drug contact, but now he must find another contact. Barnett sets up Shirley Warren, a client of Nancy's by allowing her to run up a $10,000 debt and in return she will have to work for him. When Barnett sets up his next score, he uses Shirley to be the contact. The exchange is to be on the roof of the Tower Mall. She is to wait for a helicopter to exchange packages. Nancy is worried about Shirley and agrees to go in her place. Hooker instructs Nancy to wait before delivering the package knowing that Barnett is watching. When the contact doesn't arrive, Barnett gets concerned and goes up on the roof. Hooker orders Barnett to "freeze" but Barnett is able to grab hold of the helicopter. Hooker follows his lead and the two end up in a struggle high above the ocean. Eventually Barnett loses his grip and is rescued by the Coast Guard while Hooker demands the pilot land.



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GUEST STARS:

Jim Brown
"Barnett"

Cristina Raines
"Nancy"

Carlos Romero
"Diez"

Ann Gillespie
"Shirley"

David Cadiente
"Trios"

James McIntire
"Conners"


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