- THE FAMILY HOUR
Original Air Date: October 8, 1976
Synopsis. Jim and Rocky’s fishing trip to Baja is interrupted when they discover nine-year-old Marin Rose Gaily sitting outside Jim’s trailer. While Rocky takes care of Marin, Jim searches for her father Stu, a convicted drug smuggler on the run from Al Jollett, a crooked DEA agent. Although Jollett claims that Stu stole $100,000 in government front money, Rockford discovers Jollett had been using Stu and another convict named Marty Goss to plant evidence for a series of drug busts that Jollett had rigged to pad his arrest record. Goss tried to use a log he’d kept of Jollett’s phony operations to negotiate a reduced prison sentence. Instead, Jollett had him killed. Rockford must protect Stu, who has the book, from Jollett and his maniacal agents—one of whom wields a deadly electric cattle prod.
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