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The Rockford Files

8/10
Release Date 1980-01-10
Runtime 60 minutes
Genres Crime, Drama, Mystery
Stars James Garner, Noah Beery Jr.
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Cranky but likable L.A. PI Jim Rockford pulls no punches (but takes plenty of them). An ex-con sent to the slammer for a crime he didn't commit, Rockford takes on cases others don't want, aided by his tough old man, his lawyer girlfriend and some shady associates from his past.

1. Paradise Cove

1979-09-28

Jim's Malibu neighborhood becomes the site of a treasure hunt for a stash of gold bullion, stolen fifty years earlier.

2. Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs (1)

1979-10-12

Jim rubs shoulders with royalty when a princess hires him because she believes someone is trying to kill her friend (Lauren Bacall).

3. Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs (2)

1979-10-12

4. Only Rock 'n Roll Will Never Die (1)

1979-10-19

Jim senses something is out of tune while looking into the disappearance of a rock star's producer.

5. Only Rock 'n Roll Will Never Die (2)

1979-10-26

While consoling his morose love-lorn friend Eddie, Jim continues to look for the missing producer. He eventually finds his body but the presumed killer is not whom he had expected.

6. Love Is the Word

1979-11-19

Jim reconnects with Dr. Megan Dougherty and discovers she is engaged to another man. When she believes he is missing Jim agrees to help her, despite the fact he disapproves of her engagement and for his feelings for Megan.

7. Nice Guys Finish Dead

1979-11-16

The special guest of a P.I. convention dinner is found murdered in the restroom, and Jim unhappily finds himself once more having to team up with flawless Lance White (Tom Selleck), while accident prone Freddie Beamer tags along.

8. The Hawaiian Headache

1979-11-23

Jim is tricked into believing he's won a trip to Hawaii, when it really turns out to be doing a favor for an old army pal in the CIA.

9. No Fault Affair

1979-11-30

Rita Capkovic (Rita Moreno) comes to Jim for help after her former pimp has beaten her up for refusing to work for him again. As Jim helps Rita recover she begins to see him as more than just as a friend, to the concern of everyone.

10. The Big Cheese

1979-12-07

Rockford gets a phone call telling him to expect a package in the mail. Two hoods then murder the caller and go to Rockford's trailer to await the package's arrival. When the package is a wheel of cheese the mystery only gets deeper.

11. Just a Coupla Guys

1979-12-14

Rockford flies to Newark for a case and is robbed, leaving him stranded at the police station. Jim is caught in the middle of a mob war when 2 mooks, looking to make a name for themselves, get involved and complicate everything.

12. Deadlock in Parma

1980-01-10

In the series finale, Jim Rockford drives off into a California sunset in his wounded Firebird, after being ensnared in a small-town council battle with big implications. While trout fishing in the mountains, the vacationing PI becomes the emergency proxy for a fellow angler, an environmentalist councilman, felled by appendicitis. But the seemingly-innocuous proposition for a Parma city park, attracts a trailer load of New Jersey mobsters who urge Rockford to keep his vote green, or sleep with the fishes. Meanwhile, this town council in the land of endless propositions, acts to force their temporary member Rockford to go fishing under the moonlight, but not in Parma.

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