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"The Ransom"
AIRDATE: 09.25.85


WHAT SAID:  

In the fourth-season[sic] (and first late-night) opener, Hooker's daughter is kidnapped by an ex-cop. The ransom: the whereabouts of the guy's own family--relocated by the FBI after he was sentenced to prison.

SYNOPSIS:  

When Hooker and Stacy take his children to the beach, a fire breaks out at a nearby cafe. After the flames have been smothered, Chrissie, Hooker's daughter, cannot be found. After a door-to-door search, Hooker calls his ex-wife Fran, who meets him at his home. When they arrive, two officers hand them an envelope they found which reveals Chrissie has been kidnapped. A composite is drawn of the man seen running away from the scene. Hooker thinks he looks familiar but can't place him. Finally he realizes it is his former partner, Marty Latham, who was sent to prison because of Hooker's testimony. They learn that Latham was paroled three months earlier. Later, Latham calls and tells Hooker that he's keeping Chrissie until Hooker locates his family that disappeared while he was away. Knowing the FBI established new identities for Latham's family, Hooker asks the FBI to find them so Latham will return his daughter. Latham is eventually traced to a motel from a receipt found in his destroyed car. When they arrive at the motel, Latham is not there, but they discover a sales slip for the purchase of an RV. The RV salesman gives them the location of a campground nearby and Hooker orders a helicopter to take him there. They arrive just as Chrissie is trying to escape from Latham. Hooker jumps from the helicopter, knocking him out.

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GUEST STARS:

Jenny Beck
"Chrissie Hooker"

Leigh Christian
"Fran Hooker"

Ron Doyle
"Man in Chrysler
Sedan"

Andre Gower
"Tommy Hooker"

Paul Kent
"FBI Agent Jack
Wheeler"

Christopher Kriesa
"Officer #1"

Scott Marlowe
"Marty Lathem"


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