This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Jack Kelly stars in “The Becker Connection,” airing Feb. 11, 1977. This was the first of two Rockford episodes featuring James Garner’s former co-star on Maverick

  1. THE BECKER CONNECTION
    Original Air Date:
    February 11, 1977


    Synopsis.
    Shortly after receiving a temporary transfer into the narcotics division, Becker finds himself suspended after someone stole heroin from the police property room and planted it in the spare tire of his car. A desperate Becker hires Rockford to find out who framed him. Rockford and Angel hit the streets and locate a dealer named Willie Hatton who may have information concerning “the Becker connection.” But the matter becomes worse when Rockford finds Hatton dead and discovers evidence linking Becker to the murder. 

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