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The Rockford Files

an Episode Guide
by Alan Morton

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Sat, 14 May 2005 06:00

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aired from: Mar 1974 to: Jan 1980, 1994 - 1999 123 eps, 9 TVMs NBC 60 / 120 min mono / stereo ________________

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TRIVIA: Rockford's trailer number is 555-2368.


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    Pilot 1974

    _"Backlash of the Hunter (a.k.a. The Rockford Files)" (90 min)
    gs: Lindsay Wagner [ Sara Butler ], William Smith [ Jerry Grimes ], Nita Talbot [ Mildred Elias ], Robert Donley [ Joseph "Rocky" Rockford ], Pat Renella [ Morrie Talbot ], Billy Mumy [ Nick Butler ], Mike Steele [ Danford Baker ], Michael Lerner [ Dr. Ruben Seelman ], Ted Gehring [ Norm Mitchell ]

    A woman can't believe her father committed suicide, but the case may be suicidal for Rockford.

    b: 27 Mar 74 pc: _________ w: Stephen J. Cannell s: John Thomas James d: Richard T. Heffron

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    1st Season 1974

  1. _"The Kirkoff Case"
    gs: Roger Davis [ Unknown ], Abe Vigoda [ Unknown ], Julie Sommars [ Unknown ], James Woods [ Unknown ]

    A wealthy young man hires Rockford to prove that he is innocent of murdering his parents.

    b: 13 Sep 74 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  2. _"The Dark and Bloody Ground"
    gs: Nancy Malone [ Unknown ], Linden Chiles [ Unknown ], Walter Brooke [ Unknown ], Patricia Smith [ Unknown ]

    Rockford attempts to clear a woman accused of murder.

    b: 20 Sep 74 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  3. _"The Countess"
    gs: Susan Strasberg [ Unknown ], Art Lund [ Unknown ], Dick Gautier [ Unknown ], Harold J. Stone [ Unknown ]

    Rockford is suspected of murdering a blackmailer he was trying to discourage.

    b: 27 Sep 74 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  4. _"Exit Prentiss Carr"
    gs: Corinne Michaels [ Unknown ], Warren Kemmerling [ Unknown ], Mills Watson [ Unknown ], Stephan Mcnally [ Unknown ]

    Rockford witnesses a murder the police are sure is a suicide.

    b: 4 Oct 74 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  5. _"Tall Woman in Red Wagon"
    gs: Sian Barbara Allen [ Unknown ], Angus Duncan [ Unknown ], John Crawford [ Unknown ]

    Rockford uses a series of disguises to investigate the disappearance of a redhead.

    b: 11 Oct 74 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  6. _"This Case is Closed (1)"
    gs: Joseph Cotton [ Unknown ], Sharon Gless [ Unknown ], James McEachin [ Unknown ], Del Munroe [ Unknown ], Eddie Fontaine [ Unknown ]

    Rockford is abducted while investigating a future son-in-law.

    b: 18 Oct 74 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________

    NOTE: This originally ran as part of a 90 min episode.
  7. _"This Case is Closed (2)"
    gs: Joseph Cotton [ Unknown ], Sharon Gless [ Unknown ], James McEachin [ Unknown ], Del Munroe [ Unknown ], Eddie Fontaine [ Unknown ]

    Rockford is abducted while investigating a future son-in-law.

    b: 18 Oct 74 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________

    NOTE: This originally ran as part of a 90 min episode.
  8. _"The Big Ripoff"
    gs: Suzanne Somers [ Unknown ], Bruce Kirby [ Unknown ]

    Rockford is hired to find a man who supposedly died in a plane crash.

    b: 25 Oct 74 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  9. _"Find Me if You Can"
    gs: Joan Van Ark [ Barbara Kelbaker ], Jean Allison [ Unknown ], Michael Glaser [ Unknown ], James Lydon [ Unknown ]

    Rockford attempts to find the true identity of a woman.

    b: 1 Nov 74 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  10. _"In Pursuit of Carol Thorne"
    gs: Lynette Mettey [ Unknown ], Irene Tidrow [ Unknown ], Jim Antonio [ Unknown ], Bill Fletcher [ Unknown ]

    An elderly couple's son is missing and Rockford zeroes in on his girl friend, a recent parole.

    b: 8 Nov 74 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  11. _"The Dexter Crisis"
    gs: Tim O'Connor [ Unknown ], Lee Purcell [ Unknown ], Linda Kelsey [ Louise Anderson ]

    Rockford goes to Las Vegas to find a tycoon's mistress.

    b: 15 Nov 74 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  12. _"Caledonia, It's Worth a Fortune"
    gs: Shelley Fabares [ Jolena Hyland ], Ramon Beiri [ Unknown ], Richard Schell [ Unknown ]

    Rockford is hired to find a critically ill convict's $500,000 stash, by the man's wife.

    b: 6 Dec 74 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  13. _"Profit and Loss: Profit (1)"
    gs: Ned Beatty [ Unknown ], Michael Lerner [ Unknown ], Sharon Spellman [ Unknown ], John Carter [ Unknown ] A terrified computer programmer is kidnapped while trying to hire Jim.

    b: 20 Dec 74 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  14. _"Profit and Loss: Loss (2)"
    gs: Ned Beatty [ Unknown ], Michael Lerner [ Unknown ], Sharon Spellman [ Unknown ], John Carter [ Unknown ]

    A terrified computer programmer is kidnapped while trying to hire Jim.

    b: 27 Dec 74 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  15. _"Aura Lee, Farewell"
    gs: Lindsay Wagner [ Unknown ], Robert Webber [ Unknown ]

    A girl who didn't do drugs is found OD'd on heroin.

    b: 3 Jan 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  16. _"Sleight of Hand"
    gs: Lara Parker [ Unknown ]

    A woman's sudden disappearance coincides with her neighbor's murder.

    b: 17 Jan 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  17. _"Counter Gambit"
    gs: Eddie Fontaine [ Unknown ], Mary Frann [ Unknown ], Ford Rainey [ Unknown ], Eric Server [ Unknown ], M. Emmet Walsh [ Unknown ]

    A hot-tempered convict hires Rockford to find his girl friend, neglecting to tell him that he is really after a pearl necklace he gave her.

    b: 24 Jan 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  18. _"Claire"
    gs: Linda Evans [ Claire Prescott ], Jackie Cooper [ Unknown ], Lane Smith [ Unknown ]

    Jim gets hassled by loan sharks and the police when he helps an old girlfriend find someone.

    b: 31 Jan 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  19. _"Say Goodbye to Jennifer"
    gs: Pamela Hensley [ Unknown ], Thayer David [ Unknown ], Hector Elizondo [ Unknown ]

    Jim is hired to find a top fashion model who is a murder suspect who reportedly died in a car accident.

    b: 7 Feb 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  20. _"Charlie Harris at Large"
    gs: Tony Musante [ Charlie Harris ], Diana Muldaur [ Betty Davenport ]

    Rockford's old cellmate hires him to find a girl he was with who can clear him when he is accused of murdering his wife.

    b: 14 Feb 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  21. _"The Four Pound Brick"
    gs: Edith Atwater [ Unknown ], Jess Walton [ Unknown ], Paul Carr [ Unknown ]

    Jim challenges the police contention that a rookie's death was accidental, when the man's mother asks Rockford for help.

    b: 21 Feb 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  22. _"Just by Accident"
    gs: David Spielberg [ Unknown ], Neva Patterson [ Unknown ], Fred Sadoff [ Unknown ]

    Rockford investigates the death of a professional driver whose car plunged off a cliff.

    b: 28 Feb 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  23. _"Roundabout"
    gs: Virginia Gregg [ Unknown ], Ron Rilkin [ Unknown ], Mills Watson [ Unknown ], Jesse Welles [ Unknown ], George Wyner [ Unknown ]

    A woman Jim meets in Las Vegas lives in poverty but hesitates to cash a $10,000 insurance check.

    b: 7 Mar 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________

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    2nd Season 1975

  24. _"The Aaron Ironwood School of Success"
    gs: James Hampton [ Unknown ], Jerome Guardino [ Unknown ], Ken Swofford [ Unknown ]

    A boyhood pal worth millions needs protection from the mob.

    b: 12 Sep75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  25. _"The Farnsworth Stratagem"
    gs: Linda Evans [ Unknown ], John Crawford [ Unknown ], Paul Jenkins [ Unknown ]

    Jim impersonates a Texas oilman in order to regain the money Becker invested in a land scheme that netted him the lobby of a luxury hotel.

    b: 19 Sep 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  26. _"The Gearjammers (1)"
    gs: Rosemary DeCamp [ Unknown ], Scott Brady [ Unknown ]

    Rockford learns somethings about his father, who saw a prelude to a truck hijacking, when he tries to find out why thugs are after him.

    b: 26 Sep 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  27. _"The Gearjammers (2)"
    gs: Rosemary DeCamp [ Unknown ], Scott Brady [ Unknown ]

    Rockford learns somethings about his father, who saw a prelude to a truck hijacking, when he tries to find out why thugs are after him.

    b: 3 Oct 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  28. _"The Deep Blue Sleep"
    gs: Michael Conrad [ Unknown ], Janet MacLachlan [ Unknown ], Robert Hayes [ Unknown ], Robert Webber [ Unknown ]

    A fashion designer is suspect in the death of a top model who died after placing a terrified call to Beth.

    b: 10 Oct 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  29. _"The Great Blue Lakeland and Development Company"
    gs: Richard B. Shull [ Unknown ], Dennis Patrick [ Unknown ], Dana Elcar [ Unknown ]

    Jim, stranded in a small desert town, loses $10,000 in bail money destined for a client.

    b: 17 Oct 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  30. _"The Real Easy Red Dog"
    gs: Stefanie Powers [ Unknown ], Sherry Jackson [ Unknown ], Larry Cook [ Unknown ]

    Things are not as they seem when a woman hires Rockford to investigate her sister's apparent suicide.

    b: 31 Oct 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  31. _"Resurrection in Black and White"
    gs: Joan Van Ark [ Susan Alexander ], William Pronce [ Unknown ], Milton Selzer [ Unknown ], Sandra Smith [ Unknown ]

    Jim is hired by a journalist, who thinks there is a story in it, to clear a man convicted of murder.

    b: 7 Nov 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  32. _"Chicken Little is a Little Chicken"
    gs: Ray Danton [ Unknown ], Frank Campanella [ Unknown ], Angelo Gnazzo [ Unknown ], David Cass [ Unknown ]

    Angel cons Rockford into retrieving money from a swindler, which the mob is also after.

    b: 14 Nov 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  33. _"Two Into 5:56 Won't Go"
    gs: Mitchell Ryan [ Unknown ], William Boyett [ Unknown ], Jesse Wells [ Unknown ], Charles Napier [ Unknown ]

    Rockford gets into trouble with the army after his old commander is killed just after phoning Jim.

    b: 21 Nov 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  34. _"Pastoria Prime Pick"
    gs: Kathie Browne [ Unknown ], Richard Herd [ Unknown ], Don Billett [ Unknown ], Bill Zuckert [ Unknown ], Bill Quinn [ Unknown ]

    Stranded in a small town with car trouble, a bewildered Rockford is charged with a series of crimes.

    b: 28 Nov 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  35. _"The Reincarnation of Angie"
    gs: Elayne Heilveil [ Unknown ], David Huddleston [ Unknown ]

    Jim helps the sister of missing a stockbroker who is also being sought by Federal agents, when his safe is discovered to contain $1 million in cash.

    b: 5 Dec 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  36. _"The Girl in the Bay City Boy's Club"
    gs: Blair Brown [ Unknown ], Stewart Moss [ Unknown ], Paul Stevens [ Unknown ], Joel Fabini [ Unknown ]

    Rockford gets involved with corruption at the D.A.'s office when he bids into a high stakes poker game at an exclusive men's club he thinks is rigged.

    b: 19 Dec 75 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  37. _"The Hammer of "C" Block"
    gs: Isaac Hayes [ Unknown ], Lynn Hamilton [ Unknown ], Allan Rich [ Unknown ]

    Rockford tries to clear a former prison mate who has served his time and claims innocence.

    b: 9 Jan 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  38. _"The No-Cut Contract"
    gs: Rob Reiner [ Unknown ], Dick Butkus [ Unknown ], Milt Kogan [ Unknown ]

    Rockford is implicated in blackmail by a second-string pro quarterback.

    b: 16 Jan 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  39. _"A Portrait of Elizabeth"
    gs: Cynthia Sykes [ Unknown ], John Saxon [ Unknown ], Robert Riesel [ Unknown ], Wayne Tippet [ Unknown ]

    A friend of Beth's hires a jealous Jim to look into some apparently shady financial dealings.

    b: 23 Jan 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  40. _"Joey Blue-Eyes"
    gs: Michael Ansara [ Unknown ], James Luisi [ Unknown (not Chapman) ], Suzanne Charney [ Unknown ]

    Jim helps an ex-con he doesn't get along with when corporate big wigs try to takeover his restaurant.

    b: 30 Jan 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  41. _"In Hazard"
    gs: Joseph Campanella [ Unknown ], Frank Campanella [ Unknown ], Richard Venture [ Unknown ], Skip Ward [ Unknown ], Ben Frank [ Unknown ]

    Beth is jeopardized by a client of hers who is stealing union pension funds.

    b: 6 Feb 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  42. _"The Italian Bird Fiasco"
    gs: William Daniels [ Unknown ], Gerald S. Peters [ Unknown ], Camilla Sparv [ Unknown ], Ron Silver [ Unknown ], William Jordan [ Unknown ]

    Rockford is hired to bid on a sculpted bird at an auction.

    b: 13 Feb 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  43. _"Where's Houston?"
    gs: Lane Bradbury [ Unknown ], Del Monroe [ Unknown ], Dabbs Greer [ Unknown ]

    A friend of Rocky's hires Rockford to find his missing granddaughter, who turns up just as her grandfather turns up dead.

    b: 20 Feb 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  44. _"Foul on the First Play"
    gs: Louis Gossett Jr. [ Unknown ], David White [ Unknown ], Dick Davalos [ Unknown ]

    Competition for a basketball franchise is turning foul.

    b: 12 Mar 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  45. _"A Bad Deal in the Valley"
    gs: Susan Strasberg [ Unknown ], Russ McGivor [ Unknown ], Reg Parton [ Unknown ], Veronica Hamel [ Unknown ]

    An old girlfriend cons Rockford into delivering a suitcase full of funny money.

    b: 19 Mar 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________

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    3rd Season 1976

  46. _"The Fourth Man"
    gs: Sharon Gless [ Unknown ], John McMartin [ Unknown ], Michael Bell [ Unknown ]

    A stewardess hires Rockford when a coin dealer tries to kill her.

    b: 24 Sep 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  47. _"The Oracle Wore a Cashmere Suit"
    gs: Robert Webber [ Unknown ], Robert Walden [ Unknown ], Pepe Serna [ Unknown ]

    A psychic claims that Rockford knows more about a double disappearance than he will admit.

    b: 1 Oct 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  48. _"The Family Hour"
    gs: Ken Swofford [ Unknown ], Kim Richards [ Unknown ]

    Rockford postpones a fishing trip to help a kid whose father is hiding from narcotics agents.

    b: 8 Oct 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  49. _"Feeding Frenzy"
    gs: Susan Howard [ Unknown ], Eddie Firestone [ Unknown ], Pepper Martin [ Unknown ]

    A friend of Rockford's, who wants to make up for his past, asks Jim to return the half-million dollars he stole years earlier, since the statue of limitations has run out.

    b: 15 Oct 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  50. _"Drought at Indianhead River"
    gs: Robert Loggia [ Unknown ], Vincent Baggetta [ Unknown ], Rhonda Copeland [ Unknown ]

    Angel gets himself and Jim caught in the middle of a land swindle.

    b: 5 Nov 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  51. _"Coulter City Wildcat"
    gs: Dennis Burkley [ Unknown ], John Anderson [ Unknown ], Patricia Stich [ Unknown ]

    Thugs force Rocky to sign over the rights to an unpromising oil lease he won.

    b: 12 Nov 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  52. _"So Help Me God"
    gs: William Daniels [ Unknown ], Sandy Ward [ Unknown ]

    The faults of our grand jury system are exposed as the grand jury throws Jim in jail when they don't believe his truthful responses to their questions regarding a kidnapping.

    b: 19 Nov 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  53. _"Rattlers' Class of '63"
    gs: Avery Schreiber [ Unknown ], Elayne Heilveil [ Unknown ], James Wainright [ Unknown ], Sandra Kerns [ Unknown ]

    Angel plans to extort money from a garbage concern.

    b: 26 Nov 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  54. _"Return to the Thirty-eighth Parallel"
    gs: Ned Beatty [ Unknown ], Michael Ebert [ Unknown ], Paul Stevens [ Unknown ], Veronica Hamel [ Unknown ]

    Rockford is conned by an old Army buddy with a hard luck story,who uses him in an art swindle.

    b: 10 Dec 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  55. _"Piece Work"
    gs: Michael Lerner [ Unknown ], Harvey Vernon [ Unknown ], Ben Frank [ Unknown ], Jack Bannon [ Unknown ]

    While investigating a health club accident, Rockford stumbles onto an illegal arms deal.

    b: 17 Dec 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  56. _"The Trouble With Warren"
    gs: Ron Rifkin [ Unknown ], Joe Maross [ Unknown ], Vince Howard [ Unknown ], Craig Chudy [ Unknown ]

    The police get after Jim when he helps Beth's dippy cousin who se been accused of murder.

    b: 24 Dec 76 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  57. _"There's One in Every Port"
    gs: Joan Van Ark [ Christina Marks ], Howard Duff [ Unknown ], Michael Delano [ Unknown ]

    A friend of Rockford's sets him up as the fall guy in a poker game holdup.

    b: 7 Jan 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  58. _"Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, but Waterbury Will Bury You"
    gs: Simon Oakland [ Unknown ], Cleavon Little [ Unknown ], George Pentecost [ Unknown ], Val Bisoglio [ Unknown ]

    An elusive woman has set up several gumshoes for felony raps, and Jim appears to be her next target.

    b: 14 Jan 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  59. _"The Trees, the Bees and T.T. Flowers (1)"
    gs: Strother Martin [ Unknown ], Karen Machon [ Unknown ], Alex Rocco [ Unknown ], Scott Brady [ Unknown ]

    Rocky's friend is declared incompetent and forcibly hospitalized, by people who want his land.

    b: 21 Jan 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  60. _"The Trees, the Bees and T.T. Flowers (2)"
    gs: Strother Martin [ Unknown ], Karen Machon [ Unknown ], Alex Rocco [ Unknown ], Scott Brady [ Unknown ]

    Rocky's friend is declared incompetent and forcibly hospitalized, by people who want his land.

    b: 28 Jan 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  61. _"The Becker Connection"
    gs: Jack Kelly [ Unknown ], William Jordan [ Unknown ]

    A dope ring steals confiscated heroin from the police and sets up Becker as the fall guy.

    b: 11 Feb 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  62. _"Just Another Polish Wedding"
    gs: Louis Gossett Jr. [ Unknown ], Pepper Martin [ Unknown ], Isaac Hayes [ Unknown ]

    A prison crony of Jim's goes to work for a former parole officer turned detective who's trying to deprive Rockford of a large fee.

    b: 18 Feb 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  63. _"New Life, Old Dragons"
    gs: Irene Yah-Ling Sun [ Unknown ], Kathleen Nolan [ Unknown ], Chris Napier [ Unknown ], Charles Callahan [ Unknown ]

    A Vietnamese emigre disappears after leaving a relocation center.

    b: 25 Feb 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  64. _"To Protect and Serve (1)"
    gs: Joyce Van Patten [ Unknown ], Jon Cypher [ Unknown ], Leslie Charleson [ Unknown ], George Loros [ Unknown ]

    A police "groupie" interferes with efforts to find a client's fiance within the 24 hours he has allotted to do so.

    b: 11 Mar 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  65. _"To Protect and Serve (2)"
    gs: Joyce Van Patten [ Unknown ], Jon Cypher [ Unknown ], Leslie Charleson [ Unknown ], George Loros [ Unknown ]

    A police "groupie" interferes with efforts to find a client's fiance within the 24 hours he has allotted to do so.

    b: 18 Mar 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  66. _"Crack Back"
    gs: Howard McGillin [ Unknown ], Joseph Mascolo [ Unknown ], Sondra Blake [ Unknown ], Bo Keprell [ Unknown ]

    Jim needs to find a missing witness for Beth's client a football star charged with murder, while Beth receives a series of bizarre gifts.

    b: 25 Mar 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  67. _"Dirty Money, Black Light"
    gs: John P.Ryan [ Unknown ], Wesley Addy [ Unknown ], Roger Mosley [ Unknown ], Victor Argo [ Unknown ]

    When Rocky goes on a vacation he wins, his address gets used as a cash drop by racketeers skimming a casino's take, who don't know the mail is being forwarded to Jim.

    b: 1 Apr 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________

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    4th Season 1977

  68. _"Beamer's Last Case"
    gs: Jack Kelly [ Unknown ], James Whitmore Jr. [ Unknown ], Bibi Besch [ Unknown ], Robert Loggia [ Unknown ]

    Jim returns from vacation to find that an auto mechanic has been using his name and address to play at being a detective.

    b: 16 Sep 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  69. _"Trouble in Chapter Seventeen"
    gs: Claudette Nevins [ Unknown ], Ed Nelson [ Unknown ], Arthur Roberts [ Unknown ], Donna Baccala [ Unknown ]

    A female author, whose books advocate women to return to thier traditional roles, suspects she's marked for murder by a feminist group.

    b: 23 Sep 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  70. _"The Battle of Canoga Park"
    gs: Nora Marlowe [ Unknown ], Adrienne Mardon [ Unknown ], Elliott Street [ Unknown ]

    Rockford becomes the prime suspect when his gun is used to murder a gas station owner connected with right wing militants.

    b: 30 Sep 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  71. _"The Second Chance"
    gs: Isaac Hayes [ Unknown ], Dionne Warwick [ Unknown ], Malachi Throne [ Unknown ], Tony Burton [ Unknown ]

    The girl friend of Rockford's old prison pal is abducted.

    b: 14 Oct 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  72. _"The Dog and Pony Show"
    gs: Joanne Nail [ Unknown ], George Loros [ Unknown ], Walter Brooke [ Unknown ], Al Ruscio [ Unknown ]

    A former mental patient claims she's being followed, and asks Jim to prove it.

    b: 21 Oct 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  73. _"Requiem for a Funny Box"
    gs: Chuck McCann [ Unknown ], Jodean Russo [ Unknown ], Meredith MacRae [ Unknown ], Jason Evers [ Unknown ]

    A comedian asks Jim for protection against his hot-tempered ex-partner.

    b: 4 Nov 77 pc: 47511 w: James S. Crocker d: William Wiard
  74. _"Quickie Nirvana"
    gs: Valerie Curtin [ Unknown ], Kenneth Gelman [ Unknown ], Quinn Redeker [ Unknown ]

    Two thugs suspect Rockford is an accomplice to an aging hippie who ripped them off.

    b: 11 Nov 77 pc: 47513 w: David Chase d: Meta Rosenberg
  75. _"Irving the Explainer"
    gs: Barbara Babcock [ Unknown ], Paul Stewart [ Unknown ], Maurice Marsac [ Unknown ], Irene Tsu [ Unknown ]

    A famous French painting is found to have been stolen by Nazi sympathizers living in Hollywood.

    b: 18 Nov 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  76. _"The Mayor's Committee from Deer Lick Falls"
    gs: Priscilla Barnes [ Unknown ], Edward Binns [ Unknown ], Richard O'Brien [ Unknown ], Charles Aidman [ Unknown ]

    Four Michigan businessmen try to commission Jim to kill a woman who can connect them with a massive tax evasion.

    b: 25 Nov 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  77. _"Hotel of Fear"
    gs: Gerald McRaney [ Unknown ], Barry Atwater [ Unknown ], Madison Arnold [ Unknown ]

    Angel witnesses an out-of-control hitman killing a hooker and becomes the star witness against the man, complete with posh protective custody.

    b: 2 Dec 77 pc: 47514 w: Juanita Bartlett d: Russell Mayberry
  78. _"Forced Retirement"
    gs: Larry Hagman [ Unknown ], Margeret Import [ Unknown ], Denny Miller [ Unknown ]

    Rockford delves into a suspicious underseas research project, run by one of Beth's friends.

    b: 9 Dec 77 pc: 47512 w: Bill Stratton d: Alex Singer
  79. _"The Queen of Peru"
    gs: George Wyner [ Unknown ], Ken Swofford [ Unknown ], Susan Davis [ Unknown ]

    Jim is hired by an insurance company to retrieve stolen diamonds that end up being stolen by tourists when they are hidden in his barbecue grill.

    b: 16 Dec 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  80. _"The Deadly Maze"
    gs: Larry Linville [ Unknown ], Corinne Michaels [ Unknown ]

    A client doesn't seem very eager to find his missing wife, yet keeps offering Jim more money to do so.

    b: 23 Dec 77 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  81. _"The Attractive Nuisance"
    gs: Victor Jory [ Unknown ], Ken Lynch [ Unknown ], Dick Balduzzi [ Unknown ]

    Jim gets indigestion when his father opens a diner, and someone who was spying on him sues him after falling from his trailer roof.

    b: 6 Jan 78 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  82. _"The Gang at Don's Drive In"
    gs: Anthony Zerbe [ Unknown ], Mills Watson [ Unknown ], Lawrence Casey [ Unknown ]

    An author unearths incriminating facts about a high school class of 1962.

    b: 13 Jan 78 pc: 47516 w: James Crocker d: Harry Falk
  83. _"The Paper Palace"
    gs: Rita Moreno [ Unknown ], David Lewis [ Unknown ], Shirley O'Hara [ Unknown ], Bruce Kirby [ Unknown ]

    Prostitute Rita Capkovic thinks she's being stalked by two French killers.

    b: 20 Jan 78 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  84. _"Dwarf in a Helium Hat"
    gs: John Pleshette [ Unknown ], Rebecca Balding [ Unknown ], Rick Springfield [ Unknown ]

    A killer after a social parasite phones the wrong number- Rockford's with a warning.

    b: 27 Jan 78 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  85. _"South by Southeast"
    gs: Dorrie Cavanaugh [ Unknown ], Carlos Romero [ Unknown ]

    Rockford is mistaken for a FBI agent and put on a plane to Mexico where he finds a heiress who is trying to escape from her husband, who is exploiting her family's good name.

    b: 3 Feb 78 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  86. _"The Competitive Edge"
    gs: Stephan Elliot [ Unknown ], Robert Hogan [ Unknown ], Pepper Martin [ Unknown ]

    Rockford is hired to find an accused embezzler who disappeared after posting bail.

    b: 10 Feb 78 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  87. _"The Prisoner of Rosemont Hall"
    gs: Frances Lee McCain [ Unknown ], Kenneth Tobey [ Unknown ], Buck Young [ Unknown ]

    Rockford investigates the disappearance of a friend's son during fraternity hazing.

    b: 17 Feb 78 pc: _________ w: Stephen J. Cannell, David Chase d: Ivan Dixon
  88. _"The House on Willis Avenue (1)"
    gs: Jackie Cooper [ Unknown ], Pernell Roberts [ Unknown ], Simon Oakland [ Unknown ], Dennis Dugan [ Richie Brockelman ], Howard Hessman [ Unknown ], Paul Fix [ Unknown ]

    Rockford teams up with Richie Brockelman, who thinks that a detective friend of theirs death was murder, and they discover a city councilman's crooked dealings.

    b: 24 Feb 78 pc: 47515 w: Stephen J. Cannell d: Hy Averback

    NOTE: This was part of a 120 min TV movie, that introduces a character who's named Richie Brockelman. The character is popular enough to warrant a spin-off.
  89. _"The House on Willis Avenue (2)"
    gs: Jackie Cooper [ Unknown ], Pernell Roberts [ Unknown ], Simon Oakland [ Unknown ], Dennis Dugan [ Richie Brockelman ], Howard Hessman [ Unknown ], Paul Fix [ Unknown ]

    Rockford teams up with Richie Brockelman, who thinks that a detective friend of theirs death was murder, and they discover a city councilman's crooked dealings.

    b: 24 Feb 78 pc: _________ w: Stephen J. Cannell d: Hy Averback

    NOTE: This was part of a 120 min TV movie, that introduces a character who's named Richie Brockelman. The character is popular enough to warrant a spin-off.

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    5th Season 1978

  90. _"Heartaches of a Fool"
    gs: James Shigeta [ Unknown ], Lynne Marta [ Unknown ], Taylor Lacher [ Unknown ], James Jater [ Unknown ]

    Rocky asks Jim to look into a crooked sausage-making operation, endorsed by a singing cowboy.

    b: 22 Sep 78 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  91. _"Rosendahl and Gilda Stern Are Dead"
    gs: Abe Vigoda [ Unknown ], Robert Loggia [ Unknown ], Robin Gammell [ Unknown ]

    Rita is charged with murdering a doctor she had been "dating."

    b: 29 Sep 78 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  92. _"The Jersey Bounce"
    gs: Sorrell Booke [ Unknown ], Eugene Davis [ Unknown ], Greg Antonacci [ Unknown ]

    A prior altercation makes Rockford a prime suspect in the murder of one of Rocky's disruptive neighbors.

    b: 6 Oct 78 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  93. _"White on White and Nearly Perfect"
    gs: Tom Selleck [ Unknown ], Carolyn Calcote [ Unknown ], Frank Christi [ Unknown ], Bill Quinn [ Unknown ]

    Rockford meets the too-good-to-be-true investigator Lance White while searching for an industrialist's daughter.

    b: 20 Oct 78 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  94. _"Kill the Messenger"
    gs: W.K. Stratton [ Unknown ], Byron Morrow [ Unknown ], Ed Harris [ Unknown ], Alex Colan [ Unknown ]

    Becker can't find time to study for his lieutenant's exam while investigating the murder of the deputy police chief's unfaithful wife.

    b: 27 Oct 78 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  95. _"A Good Clean Bust With Sequel Rights"
    gs: Richard Seff [ Unknown ], Paul Carr [ Unknown ]

    A toy manufacturer asks Jim to look after a cop turned writer keeps falling into trouble.

    b: 3 Nov 78 pc: 51102 w: Rudolph Borchert d: William Wiard
  96. _"A Three Day Affair With a Thirty Day Escrow"
    gs: Robert Alda [ Unknown ], Richard Romanus [ Unknown ], Janis Paige [ Unknown ]

    Arabs who believe he has information they want corner Rockford.

    b: 10 Nov 78 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  97. _"The Empty Frame"
    gs: Lee Delano [ Unknown ]

    Rockford investigates an art theft at a private party, much to the annoyance of the police.

    b: 17 Nov 78 pc: 51114 w: Stephen J. Cannell d: Corey Allen
  98. _"Black Mirror (1)"
    gs: Kathryn Harrold [ Meghan Dougherty ], Allan Arbus [ Unknown ], John Pleshette [ Unknown ], Carol Franklin [ Unknown ]

    Rockford falls for a blind psychologist with a dangerously psychotic patient.

    b: 24 Nov 78 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________

    NOTE: This was part of a 120 min TV movie.
  99. _"Black Mirror (2)"
    gs: Kathryn Harrold [ Meghan Dougherty ], Allan Arbus [ Unknown ], John Pleshette [ Unknown ], Carol Franklin [ Unknown ]

    Rockford falls for a blind psychologist with a dangerously psychotic patient.

    b: 24 Nov 78 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________

    NOTE: This was part of a 120 min TV movie.
  100. _"The Fast Count"
    gs: Mary Frann [ Unknown ], Ken McMillan [ Unknown ]

    A murder investigation leads Rockford to a TV personality who is trying to frame a boxer's manager.

    b: 1 Dec 78 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  101. _"Local Man Eaten by Newspaper"
    gs: Scott Brady [ Unknown ], Scott Marlowe [ Unknown ], Rose Gregorio [ Unknown ]

    Rockford receives unfavorable notice from a tabloid and thugs when he digs into a shooting of a doctor to the stars.

    b: 8 Dec 78 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  102. _"With the French Heel Back, Can the Nehru Jacket Be Far Behind?"
    gs: Erin Gray [ Unknown ], Rene Auberjonois [ Unknown ], W.K. Stratton [ Unknown ]

    Rockford looks into the death of a top fashion model, who dies the same night a jet-setter gets killed.

    b: 5 Jan 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  103. _"The Battle Ax and the Exploding Cigar"
    gs: Marge Redmond [ Unknown ], Glenn Corbett [ Unknown ], Lane Smith [ Unknown ]

    After getting cleaned out in Las Vegas Rockford hitches a ride with a guy who leaves him with a stolen car full of illegal arms.

    b: 12 Jan 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  104. _"Guilt"
    gs: Patricia Crowley [ Unknown ], Robert Quarry [ Unknown ], Al Stevenson [ Unknown ]

    Rockford's former girl friend is being terrorized apparently without motive.

    b: 19 Jan 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  105. _"The Deuce"
    gs: Mills Watson [ Unknown ], Patricia Hindy [ Unknown ], Joe Maross [ Unknown ], Richard Kelton [ Unknown ], Sharon Spellman [ Unknown ]

    Rockford takes up the case of a habitually drunken driver who is accused a causing a traffic death.

    b: 25 Jan 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  106. _"The Man Who Saw Alligators"
    gs: George Loros [ Unknown ], Sharon Acker [ Unknown ], Joseph Sirola [ Unknown ]

    Angel gives away Jim's hideaway to a just-released hitman with a score to settle.

    b: 10 Feb 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  107. _"The Return of the Black Shadow"
    gs: Paul Koslo [ Unknown ], Laurie Jefferson [ Unknown ], Dennis Burkley [ Unknown ], Noah Keen [ Unknown ]

    Cooper goes after the motorcycle gang that brutalized his sister and her date.

    b: 17 Feb 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  108. _"A Material Difference"
    gs: Michael McGuirre [ Unknown ], David Bishop [ Unknown ], David Trees [ Unknown ], Joshua Bryant [ Unknown ]

    Angel poses a high priced hitman but Rockford must save his life when he collects his fee without making his hit.

    b: 24 Feb 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  109. _"Never Send a Boy King to Do a Man's Job (1) (a.k.a. The Return of Richie Brockelman (1))"
    gs: Dennis Dugan [ Richie Brockelman ], Kim Hunter [ Unknown ], Robert Webber [ Unknown ], Trisha Noble [ Unknown ], Todd Martin [ Unknown ], Harold Gould [ Unknown ]

    Rockford sets up an elaborate con involving a cursed museum exhibit to get even with a swindler who duped Richie Brockelman's father out of his business.

    b: 3 Mar 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________

    NOTE: This was part of a 120 min TV movie.
  110. _"Never Send a Boy King to Do a Man's Job (2) (a.k.a. The Return of Richie Brockelman (2))"
    gs: Dennis Dugan [ Richie Brockelman ], Kim Hunter [ Unknown ], Robert Webber [ Unknown ], Trisha Noble [ Unknown ], Todd Martin [ Unknown ], Harold Gould [ Unknown ]

    Rockford sets up an elaborate con involving a cursed museum exhibit to get even with a swindler who duped Richie Brockelman's father out of his business.

    b: 3 Mar 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________

    NOTE: This was part of a 120 min TV movie.
  111. _"A Different Drummer"
    gs: John Considine [ Unknown ], Jesse Welles [ Unknown ], Walter Brooke [ Unknown ], Harlan Warde [ Unknown ]

    Hospitalized by an accident, Rockford's convinced he sees a cadaver's arm move an organ is extracted.

    b: 13 Apr 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________

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  112. _"Paradise Cove"
    gs: Mariette Hartley [ Unknown ], Leif Erikson [ Unknown ], Raymond O'Keefe [ Unknown ]

    A court-appointed receiver comes to inventory a bankrupt Rockford's possessions, who has been sued by an old whiskey smuggler who is digging around the beach.

    b: 28 Sep 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  113. _"Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs (1)"
    gs: Lauren Bacall [ Unknown ], Dana Wynter [ Unknown ], Ed Nelson [ Unknown ], Carmine Caridi [ Unknown ]

    A killer is stalking a jet setter.

    b: 12 Oct 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________

    NOTE: This was part of a 120 min TV movie.
  114. _"Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs (2)"
    gs: Lauren Bacall [ Unknown ], Dana Wynter [ Unknown ], Ed Nelson [ Unknown ], Carmine Caridi [ Unknown ]

    A killer is stalking a jet setter.

    b: 12 Oct 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________

    NOTE: This was part of a 120 min TV movie.
  115. _"Only Rock and Roll Will Never Die (1)"
    gs: Marcia Strassman [ Whitney Cox ], Kristoffer Tabori [ Tim Ritchie ], George Loros [ Eddie ]

    A rock star hires Rockford after his record producer vanishes.

    b: 19 Oct 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  116. _"Only Rock and Roll Will Never Die (2)"
    gs: Marcia Strassman [ Whitney Cox ], Kristoffer Tabori [ Tim Ritchie ], George Loros [ Eddie ]

    A rock star hires Rockford after his record producer vanishes.

    b: 26 Oct 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  117. _"Love is the Word"
    gs: Kathryn Harrold [ Meghan Dougherty ], David James Carroll [ Unknown ], Van Williams [ Unknown ], Richard Cox [ Unknown ]

    Jim learns that Meghan has a fiance when she asks him for help in clearing him of murder charges.

    b: 9 Nov 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  118. _"Nice Guys Finish Dead"
    gs: James Whitmore Jr. [ Unknown ], Simon Oakland [ Unknown ], Tom Selleck [ Unknown ], Fritzi Burr [ Unknown ], Larry Manteni [ Unknown ], Eric Hagen [ Unknown ]

    Beamer gets help from Jim and Lance White when he is charged with murder at the gumshoe of the year awards banquet.

    b: 16 Nov 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  119. _"The Hawaiian Headache"
    gs: Ken Swofford [ Unknown ], Christopher Cary [ Unknown ], W.K. Stratton [ Unknown ]

    Jim is lured to Hawaii and tricked into helping his former Army commander with a CIA related investigation.

    b: 23 Nov 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  120. _"The No-Fault Affair"
    gs: Jerry Douglas [ Unknown ], Gloria Calomee [ Unknown ], William Beckley [ Unknown ]

    Rita Capkovic wants a new line of work but a sadistic pimp wants otherwise.

    b: 30 Nov 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  121. _"The Big Cheese"
    gs: Constance Towers [ Unknown ], Alan Manson [ Unknown ]

    Rockford comes into evidence of union corruption, which was mailed to him by a reporter just before he died.

    b: 7 Dec 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  122. _"Just a Couple of Guys"
    gs: Greg Antonacci [ Unknown ], Eugene Davis [ Unknown ]

    Jim travels to New Jersey to help a reformed mob boss, who two punks are trying to get into the mob through.

    b: 14 Dec 79 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
  123. _"Deadlock in Parma"
    gs: Sandra Kerns [ Unknown ], Joseph Sirola [ Unknown ], Ben Piazza [ Unknown ], Henry Beckman [ Unknown ]

    Jim gets in trouble when while on a fishing trip he agrees to cast a proxy vote for a friend who sold his deciding vote out to both sides.

    b: 10 Jan 80 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________

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    _"I Still Love L.A."
    gs:

    b: 27 Nov 94 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    _"A Blessing in Disguise"
    gs:

    b: 14 May 95 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    _"If the Frame Fits"
    gs:

    b: 14 Jan 96 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    _"Godfather Knows Best"
    gs:

    b: 18 Feb 96 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    _"Friends and Foul Play"
    gs:

    b: 25 Apr 96 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    _"Crime and Punishment"
    gs:

    b: 18 Sep 96 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    _"Murder and Misdemeanors"
    gs:

    b: 21 Nov 97 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    _"If it Bleeds, it Leads"
    gs:

    b: 20 Apr 99 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________

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