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21 November 1997 (USA) See more »
After a quiet fishing trip, Rockford is tricked into taking over a fellow PI's case involving alleged Police misconduct... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

James Garner ... Jim Rockford

John Amos ... Booker Hutch

Joe Santos ... Dennis Becker

Conrad Janis ... Harvey

Isabel Glasser ... Brianne Lambert

Dan Lauria ... Cdr. Gage

Denise Nicholas ... Leddy Hutch

Moira Walley-Beckett (as Moira Walley)

Shashawnee Hall

Danny Quinn

Marco Rodríguez

Eugene Roche

Stuart Margolin ... Evelyn 'Angel' Martin
Gerry Gibson ... Crinch

Glenn Morshower ... Sergeant W. Cranston
Jack Garner ... Capt. McEnroe
Shirley Anthony ... Sally
Edith Fields ... Dixie (as Edith Fields)
Davenia McFadden ... Mrs. Francis
Randy Polk ... Buddha Brown

Kevin Fry ... Officer Petrie

Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Pagoda D.J.

Jeremy Applegate ... Student (reckless driver)
Phil Redrow ... Officer Jamison

Ken Colquitt ... Paramedic
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Marty Thomas ... Jail Inmate (uncredited)
William J. White ... Ron (uncredited)

Directed by
Tony Wharmby 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Juanita Bartlett 
Stephen J. Cannell  created by
Roy Huggins  created by

Produced by
Juanita Bartlett .... executive producer
Stephen J. Cannell .... 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
Carey Len Smith .... producer (as Carey Smith Ludwig)
Original Music by
Pete Carpenter 
Mike Post 
Cinematography by
Michael D. O'Shea 
Film Editing by
Randy D. Wiles 
Production Design by
Sandy Getzler 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Todd Corman .... second second assistant director
Todd A. Covert .... second assistant director
Ron Wright .... first assistant director
Art Department
Scott Duthie .... storyboard artist: action unit
Sound Department
Norval D. Crutcher III .... supervising sound editor
Ron S. Herbes .... adr editor
Ron S. Herbes .... dialogue editor
Ron Horwitz .... supervising sound editor
Peter Reale .... sound re-recording mixer
Sean Rush .... sound mixer
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
Lydian Tone .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Abbatoye .... generator operator
Jeffrey Kincheloe .... best boy grip
David Roth .... second assistant camera
Kurt E. Soderling .... aerial director of photography
Jimi Udel .... grip
Music Department
Ian Dye .... composer: additional music, orchestrator
Libby Pedersen .... music editor
Mike Post .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Gina August .... driver
Linda Cipperley .... transportation
Other crew
David Berthiaume .... location manager
David Mongan .... production assistant
Jessica Abrams .... assistant to producers (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Rockford Files: Murder and Misdemeanors" - USA (alternative title)
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120 min (including commercials)

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The seventh of eight "Rockford Files" reunion TV movies.See more »


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Enjoyable, 17 November 2009
Author: blanche-2 from United States

There's something comfortable about these Rockford movies - they keep the spirit of the old Rockford Files series and make for fun watching. "Murders and Misdemeanors" aka Shootout at the Golden Pagoda lines up the usual suspects - Rockford, Angel, and Dennis - for a case involving the possible misbehavior of two cops. Jim, believing his friend Booker (John Amos) to be a dying man, takes his case load, not realizing that one of them involves the police. It makes him persona non grata at the department and a definite target for tickets. Meanwhile, Angel is shopping a film of Jim's life, giving out Jim's phone number and a restaurant phone number and asking to speak to people like Scorcese and Mel Gibson, telling Sly Stallone's people it's the kind of action film Sly will love.

It's all highly entertaining. The Rockford Files is one of my favorite all-time series; these TV movies capture the series' wit and energy and remind us that time, indeed, marches on.

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