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Stephen J. Cannell (created by)
David Chase (written by)
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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 »
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  (in credits order)

James Garner ... Jim Rockford

Stuart Margolin ... Evelyn 'Angel' Martin

Maxwell Caulfield ... Ian Levin

Joe Santos ... Lt. Dennis Becker

Damian Chapa ... Scotty Becker
Pat Finley ... Peggy Becker
Kimberly Oja ... Meadow
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Aaron ... Mercer Pinetree

Nicole Avant ... Punch

Eve Brenner ... Corky

Edita Brychta ... Katinka

Barbara Carrera ... Elizabetta Fama

Glen Chin ... Master Jun
Luis Conteras ... Hispanic Man

Dennis Fimple ... Toothless Bob
Jack Garner ... Captain McEnroe
Gerry Gibson ... Critch
Pat Lalama ... Herself

Dan Lauria ... Lt. Gene Gencher
Al Mancini ... Don Gaetano

Jim O'Heir ... Head Chef

Michael Raines ... Sicilian Hit Man
Julian Reyes ... Raimondo
George Marshall Ruge ... Sicilian Hit Man
Gary Simpson ... Santa Monica Policeman

Joe Unger ... Panhandler

Rick Worthy ... Property Officer
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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 
Film Editing by
Pamela Malouf  (as Pamela Malouf-Cundy)
Production Management
Carey Len Smith .... post-production supervisor (as Carey Smith Ludwig)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lester Wm. Berke .... second assistant director (as Les Berke)
Phil Cook .... second second assistant director
Ron Wright .... first assistant director (as Ron L. Wright)
Sound Department
Steve Burger .... sound editor
Norval D. Crutcher III .... sound supervisor
Rich Cusano .... sound editor
Andy Dawson .... sound editor
Michael Gollom .... sound editor
Ron S. Herbes .... adr editor
Ron S. Herbes .... dialogue editor
Ron Horwitz .... supervising sound editor
Tom Jaeger .... sound editor
Jeffrey Kaplan .... sound editor
Patty Morena .... sound editor
Stacey Nakasone .... sound editor
Robb Navrides .... sound editor
Cindy Rabideau .... sound editor
John O. Robinson III .... sound editor
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
Lydian Tone .... sound editor
Richard Webb .... sound editor
Kyle Wright .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Douglas L. Adam Jr. .... assistant camera
Jeffrey Kincheloe .... best boy grip
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... camera operator: "a" camera
James D. Wickman .... dolly grip
Music Department
Ian Dye .... composer: additional music, orchestrator
Patty McGettigan .... music editor
Mike Post .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Other crew
David Berthiaume .... location manager
Susan Hayes .... production accountant

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120 min (including commercials) | Germany:85 min
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The fourth of eight "Rockford Files" reunion TV movies.See more »
Jim Rockford:You have to promise me you'll use this to clean up and get a job.
[counting out some big money in front of Scotty]
Scotty Becker:So there's strings attached to this Mother Teresa moolah, huh?
Jim Rockford:As it applies to you, if Mother Teresa met a nut like you, she'd go out and buy herself a BMW.
Scotty Becker:You people love to demonize us homeless.
Jim Rockford:You people? Say, I'm your Godfather. And as far as being homeless, yeah, I have a little problem with that term in your case; maybe it's because I remember the eighteenth what trailer your dad co-signed for. What was that? The Travelin' Jack Kerouac museum? Of course that was long before the kayaks.
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