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Release Date:
18 February 1996 (USA) See more »
Out for an evening of fun, Jim finds Dennis' son homeless on the street. After giving him some money... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »


  (in credits order)

James Garner ... Jim Rockford

Damian Chapa ... Scotty Becker

Joe Santos ... Lt. Dennis Becker

Maxwell Caulfield ... Ian Levin

Pat Finley ... Peggy Becker
Victor Aaron ... Mercer Pinetree

Edita Brychta ... Katinka

Barbara Carrera ... Elizabetta Fama

Dan Lauria ... Lt. Gencher

Stuart Margolin ... Angel Martin
Al Mancini ... Don Gaetano

Dennis Fimple ... Toothless Bob
Julian Reyes ... Raimondo
Gerry Gibson ... Critch

Jim O'Heir ... Head Chef

Rick Worthy ... Property Officer

Eve Brenner ... Corky
Kimberly Oja ... Young Model (as Kim Oja)

Joe Unger ... Panhandler
Pat Lalama ... Herself
Jack Garner ... Captain McEnroe

Glen Chin ... Master Jun
Gary Simpson ... Santa Monica Policeman

George Marshall Ruge ... Sicilian Hit Man (as George M. Ruge)

Nicole Avant ... Punch
Luis Conteras ... Hispanic Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Raines ... Sicilian Hit Man

Directed by
Tony Wharmby 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen J. Cannell  created by
David Chase  written by
Roy Huggins  created by

Produced by
Juanita Bartlett .... executive producer
Stephen J. Cannell .... supervising producer
David Chase .... supervising producer
James Garner .... executive producer
Mark Horowitz .... producer
Chas. Floyd Johnson .... executive producer
Maryann Rea .... associate producer (as Mary Ann Rea)
Mark R. Schilz .... producer
Original Music by
Pete Carpenter 
Mike Post 
Cinematography by
Steve Yaconelli (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Pamela Malouf  (as Pam Malouf-Cundy)
Production Design by
Sandy Getzler 
Art Direction by
Kelly Hannafin 
Set Decoration by
Robert L. Zilliox 
Costume Design by
April Ferry 
Makeup Department
Charlotte Harvey .... hair stylist
Charlene Roberson .... makeup artist
Production Management
Mark R. Schilz .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lester Wm. Berke .... second assistant director (as Les Berke)
Roydon Clark .... second unit director
Phil Cook .... second second assistant director
Ron Wright .... first assistant director (as Ron L. Wright)
Art Department
Bill Fannon Jr. .... property master (as Bill Fannon)
Sound Department
Norval D. Crutcher III .... sound editor (as Charlie Crutcher)
Sean Rush .... sound mixer
Kevin Spears .... sound editor
Steve Burger .... sound editor (uncredited)
Rich Cusano .... sound editor (uncredited)
Andrew Spencer Dawson .... sound editor (uncredited)
Michael Gollom .... sound editor (uncredited)
Ron S. Herbes .... adr editor (uncredited)
Ron S. Herbes .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Ron Horwitz .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Tom Jaeger .... sound editor (uncredited)
Jeffrey Kaplan .... sound editor (uncredited)
Patty Morena .... sound editor (uncredited)
Stacey Nakasone .... sound editor (uncredited)
Robb Navrides .... sound editor (uncredited)
Cindy Rabideau .... sound editor (uncredited)
John O. Robinson III .... sound editor (uncredited)
Dean St. John .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Lydian Tone .... sound editor (uncredited)
Richard Webb .... sound editor (uncredited)
Kyle Wright .... sound editor (uncredited)
Roydon Clark .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Barone .... gaffer (as Thomas Barone)
Jeffrey Kincheloe .... best boy grip
Ron Stafford .... key grip
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... additional photography
James D. Wickman .... dolly grip
Douglas L. Adam Jr. .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
David Giella .... casting: Reuben Cannon & Associates (as David Giella C.S.A.)
Editorial Department
Michael Karlich .... assistant film editor
Carey Len Smith .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Patty McGettigan .... music editor
Pete Carpenter .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Ian Dye .... composer: additional music, orchestrator (uncredited)
Mike Post .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Steve Hellerstein .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
David Berthiaume .... location manager
Luis Delgado .... assistant to executive producer
Suzanne Gundlach .... script supervisor
Susan Hayes .... production accountant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
120 min (including commercials) | Germany:85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

When Scotty asks Jim whether he has a smoke, Jim says "I quit," which is a reference to James Garner quitting smoking personally, after 1988 heart surgery.See more »
Jim Rockford:You want my advice, as his Godfather - damn I'm getting tired of hearing that?
Lt. Dennis Becker:Yes, I want your advice.
Jim Rockford:It's not so much that you wreen't there, it's the way you over compensated because you weren't.
Lt. Dennis Becker:What? We spoiled him? We held him to a very tough standard.
Jim Rockford:Oh, please, Dennis, he got D's all threw college and what did you do? You bought him a more powerful computer.
Lt. Dennis Becker:But you need memory to compete in the academic race at all!
Jim Rockford:But is he? Is he in the academic race at all?
Lt. Dennis Becker:Well, he's not officially taking classes.
Jim Rockford:Oh, Officially! I forgot - you can earn college credits sleeping in the city flower beds and urinating in a parking structure.
Lt. Dennis Becker:All right! All right! He flunked out!
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