Private investigator Jim Rockford is hired by a beautiful young woman to solve the murder of her father, a homeless man found beneath a pier two months earlier. The killing was never solved by the police. Written by
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Originally shown as a two-hour movie pilot, it was not part of the original numbering of the series. Later it was added in as episode -0-, and it was also later shown in two parts, both as a repeat, and in syndication. See more
During the car chase near the end of the show (just before the airplane shows up), the rear window of Rockford's car is missing and then reappears. The window continues to disappear and reappear several times. See more
Message on answering machine
Billings. LAPD. You know Thursday is Chapman's 20th year and we're giving a little surprise party at the Captain's. I think you should come. By the way, we need 5 bucks for the present.
Referenced in Frasier: Door Jam