The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
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There's One in Every Port 

After being conned by friends Jim sets them up to settle the score and save himself.


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Roy Huggins (created by), Stephen J. Cannell (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Jim Rockford
Noah Beery Jr. ... Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery) (credit only)
Joe Santos ... Dennis Becker (credit only)
Joan Van Ark ... Christina Marks
John Dehner ... Judge Lyman / Inspector DeMartonis
Steve Landesberg ... Kenny Hollywood / Frank Rhinehart (as Steve Landesburg)
John Mahon ... Victor Sherman
Jack Riley ... Adrian Lyman
George Memmoli ... Blast Gillette
Michael DeLano ... Sharkey
Ric Mancini Ric Mancini ... Aaron
Howard Duff ... Edward J. Marks
Stuart Margolin ... Angel Martin
Byron Morrow ... George Greenleaf / Ray Fahasateur
Kenneth Tobey ... Captain


After being conned by friends Jim sets them up to settle the score and save himself.

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Release Date:

7 January 1977 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Kenny Hollywood character played by Steve Landesberg is briefly referred to by name the following season in The Rockford Files: Hotel of Fear (1977). See more »


Though Eddie's in the hospital - supposedly for diabetes - the pallet on the deal (saying he's 'denied' for the dialysis machine) doesn't exist. Dialysis machines have never been available as 'at-home' medical equipment, both due to their (still) very high cost, but (much) nor importantly; each time a dialysis machine needs to be used require doctor or nurse to do a check-up, and also requires that a machine be calibrated, each time - to very exacting levels and measurements, things which a patient could never be allowed to do on their own, due to the (very) high risk of making a life-changing threatening mistake. See more »


Jim Rockford: This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
Hippie Girl: [Beeep] Bum-mer! I call up with some good vibes and positive energies and talk to a robot? For-get you man!
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Crazy Credits

Byron Morrow appears in this episode where Jim & cohorts pulls the long con on characters played by Howard Duff & Joan Van Ark. Morrow also appears 4 years earlier in The Sting where Paul Newman, Robert Redford & collection of con artists pull the ultimate con on Robert Shaw. See more »

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hard one to judge
30 June 2011 | by stones78See all my reviews

This episode started out strong, and has a very good cast including Howard Duff, Joan Van Ark(she of the very high eyebrows), Steve Landesberg, and Jack Riley, who you may recognize from Newhart. The biggest qualm was there wasn't that much Jim Rockford, especially the middle of the episode. Although it doesn't happen to me often with this fine show, I wasn't hooked in and it didn't grab my attention like normal; maybe it was because no one was who they seem, and the entire premise just seemed unrealistic to be able to pull off this major ruse. To add to this, Christine(Van Ark)even sells her father out at the end of the show, which seemed very pretentious. Most of this takes place on a shipping port, and there's hardly shots of the trailer or the beach, plus there's no Rocky or Dennis, which always adds flavor. It boils down to Marks(Duff)pulling a con on Jim early on and Jim returns the favor later on, but it was hard seeing Marks as an enemy to root against. I'm sure this won't be a popular review for the big Rockford fans, as I consider myself, but perhaps this episode was a bit too complex for me to get into and there were a few too many characters.

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