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"Rip-off"
AIRDATE: 11.20.85


WHAT SAID:  

Hooker clashes with a Fed out to bust the drug dealer who killed one of Hooker's cops in a bungled dealer who killed one of Hooker's cops in a bungled sting operation.

SYNOPSIS:  

While on an F.B.I. "sting" operation, a rip off occurs at a hotel, leaving Det. Rico in critical condition and the front man, Angel, with $100,000 in cash. The hotel is searched and Angel is found shot to death in an elevator without the money. Greg Lohman, a federal narcotics agent, claims the rip-off scam has the same m.o. as the previous scams of big time drug dealer Gunther Castro. Lohman forces Tim Bennet, who is working with Hooker on the investigation, to pass on all information regarding Castro without Hooker's approval. In the interim, Stacy has been working undercover as a prostitute and learns that Castro was indeed Angel's partner. They obtain a search warrant for Castro's hotel room and find a number to a public phone booth. They stake out the booth and, when a woman answers the phone, Stacy pretends to be in the next booth and listens to the woman's conversation discovering a drug deal that is about to go down. They follow the woman whom picks up a man, Martinez, and together they drive to a church. The police move in and find Martinez stabbed. They pursue Castro, dressed like a priest, and eventually overcome him. Just then, Lohman arrives. Much to Hooker's surprise, Lohamn has decided to let Hooker take Castro in - granting Hooker and his partners their wish that Det. Rico may now rest in peace.


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GUEST STARS:

Ismael 'East' Carlos
"Gunter Castro"

Carlos Cervantes
"Angel"

Hugh Farrington
"Det. Pete O'Brien"

Efrain Figueroa
"Rico"

Steven Keats
"Gregory Loman III"

Elizabeth Peña
"Maria"

María Rubell
"Rita"

Eric Server
"DEA Agent Tim Bennett"

Al White
"Freddie/Jamal"

Brad Wilson
"Tom Randolph"


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