The famed P.I. works to uncover facts of the death of a wealthy socialite whose two grown children are accused of murdering her. Complicating matters are Rockford's omnipresent "friend" ...
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A friend of Jim's continues to seek his help for her murdered son, but when she winds up dead not long after an altercation with a mafioso, Jim must must do what it takes to put both her soul, and her son's, to rest himself.
Set in Sweetwater, Arizona in the 1880s with solid citizen Bret owning a ranch and part of the Red Ox Saloon. Stable cast with varying stories, often centered on conflict between the ambitious sheriff and everyone else.
Gambling brothers Bret (James Garner) and Bart Maverick (Jack Kelly) are, as usual, hot on the trail of a fast buck when they find themselves partnered with the eager-but-inexperienced Ben ... See full summary »
The famed P.I. works to uncover facts of the death of a wealthy socialite whose two grown children are accused of murdering her. Complicating matters are Rockford's omnipresent "friend" Angel, and Rockford's ex-wife Kit, a lawyer who represents the children.Written by
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Although filmed and broadcast in 1994, the beginning of the film is set in 1992, beginning at the time of the 1992 "Rodney King Los Angeles Riots." The middle part of the film is set in 1993. This is notable because this is the first Rockford story set predominantly in the past, all previous Rockford stories were set predominantly in real time, real dates. See more »
In the beginning scene when Rockford's Firebird is unloaded, it has no wheels. A few minutes later it has sprouted 4 wheels and tires and has less damage. See more »
This picture is dedicated to the memory of NOAH BEERY, JR. We love you and miss you Pidge. See more »
During the course of a riot in Los Angeles with the police rather occupied an old time film star from the 50s and 60s is shot to death in her own driveway. The police arrest her two grown kids, Geoffrey Naufts and Shannon Kenny, for the crime. They've retained Joanna Cassidy who at one time was married to a well known private eye.
That would be Jim Rockford as James Garner reprises his role from his 70s television series The Rockford Files. They may not be married any more, but Cassidy doesn't doubt his professionalism. These two spoiled Hollywood brats can certainly afford the Rockford price of $100.00 a day plus expenses.
The kids are arrested and Joe Santos does the arresting, but later they offer as a defense the fact that their stepfather former ballplayer Joe Campanella sexually abused them while practicing Satanic rituals in his basement.
Jim Rockford was definitely one of the more cynical characters that television ever brought us. But even he has his heroes and he refuses to believe all American Joe Campanella could be into Satanism. Especially since he visited Campanella before Campanella makes an admission to it. Then it became on the house after Campanella was found hanging from his basement roof and the cops call it suicide.
Stuart Margolin as Angel Martin is back and though he's really not part of the plot every Rockford Files episode was a bit better when he was in it.
Garner and Cassidy also worked well together. Garner is a little older with a lot more belly to him. But still the same razor sharp cynical mind. It was a nice return.
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