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
Did You Know?
Rick James' first acting role. See more
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
I am Murdock the K, 'the Howler' himself, and I wanna tell you, you are the Dog of the Town with what you've been doing out here today.
The Heart of Rock & Roll
Written by Huey Lewis
& Johnny Colla
Performed by Huey Lewis & The News See more