- GEARJAMMERS! (Part 1)
Original Air Date: September 26, 1975
Synopsis. Rocky’s life becomes endangered after he inadvertently witnesses an illegal business transaction between his trucker friend Johnny LoSalvo and LoSalvo’s ruthless boss Hammel, who has plotted to hijack six of his own trucks as part of a master plan to steal an incoming cargo of valuable sable furs. Although Rocky has no idea what’s going on, Hammel wants the old man eliminated simply because Rocky can identify him. Guest stars include Ted Gehring and Scott Brady, both of whom were both originally under consideration for the role of Dennis Becker in the Rockford Files pilot, and Bucklind Beery, the real-life son of series star Noah Beery Jr.
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