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" ... 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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As in many episodes of the original series, where there is a mob figure, either in person, or by reference, the mob figure's name usually ended with "ette". In this first Rockford movie, there is a referred to mob figure, seen only in a photo in Mickey Ryder's basement den, "Big Al" Minette, and who is mentioned by Jim Rockford, after Ryder's possible suicide, to Dennis Becker, in Ryder's now stripped basement. In the original series, there were also other mob characters named Minette, plus mob characters named Pinette, Frishette, Binette, Gillette, and a few others. 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 »
Fans of the "Rockford Files" series will be glad to see the return of Jim Rockford and some of his supporting players, and many elements of the series make this telefilm watchable. The plot of this film is not the best, however; the central mystery is neither intricate nor particularly suspenseful. What dominates the action is a prevalent cynicism about our show business society in general and Hollywood in particular. The guest actors do a fine job, particularly Joanna Cassidy and Geoffrey Nauffts, but the tawdry little story at the center of the film leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.
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