The A-Team: Season 4, Episode 6

The Heart of Rock N' Roll (5 Nov. 1985)

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Rockstar Rick James asks the A-team to help a friend and colleague of his, C.J. Mack, who is about to be released from Rockford State Penitentiary after ten years for dozing off in his ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
C.J. Mack
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ...
Beau Starr ...
Devon Paige
Peter Haskell ...
Warden Crichton
Kimberley LaBelle ...
Stone Fox


Rockstar Rick James asks the A-team to help a friend and colleague of his, C.J. Mack, who is about to be released from Rockford State Penitentiary after ten years for dozing off in his Maserati causing a fatal accident, as he stopped communicating. They are just in time to prevent him being killed by the dressed-up prisoners and real guard Quint who want him to tell the hiding place inside for the tapes he made of their hold-ups while on work details outside. It all goes to easy, and indeed two-faced prison warden Crichton gets his man Quint out and decides to eliminate C.J.- so the team gets Rick James and several major stars, including Lionel Richie, to offer doing a rock benefit no politician dares turn down, so they can get in as crewmen... Written by KGF Vissers

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At the concert at the start of the episode, Rick James is playing a 4-string bass guitar. He then throws it off himself, and the shot cuts to Hannibal catching it, but it has turned into an electric guitar (with it's 6-strings). See more »


Face: Boy, C.J. Mack. I wore out three copies of his 'Blood Simple' album when we were in 'Nam.
B.A.: Hey man, there isn't a dude alive who haven't heard of C.J. Mack.
Murdock: You can say that again, brother, for right in the middle of the blood and the guts and the noise, you could hear the reasuring sounds of C.J. Mack. And 'Blood Simple' was practically the common soldier's anthem.
Hannibal: That was before he got send up for manslaugther.
Rick James: Before he got send for manslaughter, that's nothing. The judge gave him full ...
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The Heart of Rock & Roll
Written by Huey Lewis & Johnny Colla
Performed by Huey Lewis & The News
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