The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
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Rocky's friend is killed thinking his Granddaughter was kidnapped leading Jim with the help of Rocky to untangle a crooked real estate deal.


Lawrence Doheny


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




Episode complete credited cast:
James Garner ... Jim Rockford
Noah Beery Jr. ... Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Joe Santos ... Dennis Becker
Lane Bradbury Lane Bradbury ... Houston Preli
Robert Mandan ... Charles Blackhorn
Tom Atkins ... Alex Diel
Gretchen Corbett ... Beth Davenport
Del Monroe Del Monroe ... Charlie
Dabbs Greer ... Peter Preli
Raymond O'Keefe Raymond O'Keefe ... Hal
Murray MacLeod ... Jerry
Thomas Bellin Thomas Bellin ... Clerk
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Carlos (as Rodolfo Hoyos)


Rocky's friend is killed thinking his Granddaughter was kidnapped leading Jim with the help of Rocky to untangle a crooked real estate deal.

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20 February 1976 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The automobile Pete (Dabbs Greer) drives to go see Rocky, is a real, honest-to-goodness, old-fashioned 'woody' (I'm not a car expert, but, it does look to me to be a 1940 Ford 'woody' station wagon, or a couple of years earlier, due to the split front window). See more »


The boom microphone is visible in the windshield of Rocky's truck just after he, Jim, and Beth Davenport confer on the sidewalk following Jim's release from jail. See more »


Jim Rockford: This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
Caller: Jim, Madame Arcana at the Zodiac Restaurant. If you don't pay that dinner tab, we're gonna repo your birthday.
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13 February 2019 | by hmoikaSee all my reviews

I agree with stones78: I was less than impressed with Lane Bradbury. She just seemed miscast in this episode. I just could not see her character as a geologist. I would have guessed she was a dental assistant or something similar.

Also in line with stones78, there were some nice scenes here and there, and, in general, the guest stars performed admirably. However, Lane Bradbury really dragged this episode down as far as I'm concerned.

I was glad to see it come to an end. Although, the ending seemed "forced" (again, Bradbury not really coming through)

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