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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 ... Lieutenant Dennis Becker

Isabel Glasser ... Brianne Lambert

Conrad Janis ... Harvey

Dan Lauria ... Commander Gage

Denise Nicholas ... Leddy Hutch

Moira Walley-Beckett ... Val (as Moira Walley)

Shashawnee Hall ... Hollis

Danny Quinn ... Lopez

Marco Rodríguez ... Little Cicero

Eugene Roche ... Mr. Francis

Stuart Margolin ... Angel Martin
Gerry Gibson ... Critch

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

Kevin Fry ... Officer Petrie

Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Pagoda DJ

Jeremy Applegate ... Student
Phil Redrow ... Officer Jamison

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

Dick Durock ... Buda's Henchman (uncredited)

Bob Minor ... Buddha's Henchman (uncredited)

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

Directed by
Tony Wharmby 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Juanita Bartlett  written by
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 .... associate producer (as Carey Smith Ludwig)
Original Music by
Pete Carpenter 
Mike Post 
Cinematography by
Michael D. O'Shea (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Randy D. Wiles 
Production Design by
Sandy Getzler 
Art Direction by
Beala Neel  (as Beala B. Neel)
Set Decoration by
Lynn Wolverton-Parker 
Costume Design by
Betsy Cox 
Makeup Department
Charlotte Harvey .... hair stylist
Charlene Roberson .... makeup artist
Production Management
Mark R. Schilz .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Todd Corman .... second second assistant director
Todd A. Covert .... second assistant director
Ron Wright .... first assistant director (as Ron L. Wright)
Lester Wm. Berke .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Roydon Clark .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Bill Fannon Jr. .... property master (as Bill Fannon)
Scott Duthie .... storyboard artist: action unit (uncredited)
Sound Department
Andrew Spencer Dawson .... sound editor (as Andrew Dawson)
Sean Rush .... sound mixer
Kevin Spears .... sound editor
Charles J. Bond .... boom operator (uncredited)
Norval D. Crutcher III .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Ron S. Herbes .... adr editor (uncredited)
Ron S. Herbes .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Ron Horwitz .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Mauriece Jacks Jr. .... cable person (uncredited)
Peter Reale .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Dean St. John .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Lydian Tone .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Larry Fioritto .... special effects coordinator
Roydon Clark .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Barone .... gaffer (as Thomas Barone)
Marlin Hall .... key grip (as Marlin E. Hall)
Tim Abbatoye .... generator operator (uncredited)
Douglas L. Adam Jr. .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Jeffrey Kincheloe .... best boy grip (uncredited)
David Roth .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Kurt E. Soderling .... aerial director of photography (uncredited)
Jimi Udel .... grip (uncredited)
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... additional photography (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Lance Chapman .... assistant film editor
Carey Len Smith .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Ian Dye .... orchestrator
Libby Pedersen .... music editor
Pete Carpenter .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Ian Dye .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Patty McGettigan .... music editor (uncredited)
Mike Post .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Steve Hellerstein .... transportation coordinator
Steve Humphrey .... transportation captain (as Steve Humphreys)
Gina August .... driver (uncredited)
Linda Cipperley .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
David Berthiaume .... location manager
Billie L. Mayer .... script supervisor
Jessica Abrams .... assistant to producers (uncredited)
Allison Gross .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Susan Hayes .... production accountant (uncredited)
David Mongan .... production assistant (uncredited)
Luis Delgado .... dedicatee: to the memory of

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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)
Black and White (Stop-motion photographs during opening title sequence.) | Black and White (Sepiatone with green tint street scenes.) | Color

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This movie on the Rockford Files DVD collection is actually entitled "Murder and Misdemeanors".See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The best of the Rockford TV movies, 2 October 2015
Author: severe_td2 from United States

Let's face it -- the 15-year downtime between the end of "Rockford" and the first TV movie did no one any favors.

James Garner was approaching 70, and could no longer perform his trademark action scenes, nor was he particularly believable as a guy who could be a force with his fists.

Noah Beery passed away, and could no longer play "Rocky", and the character was written off the show as dead, as well.

Perhaps most importantly, the writing somewhat degraded. Perhaps it was from the writers aging themselves, or perhaps it was simply rust from not having worked on the series in 15 years, but there is near universal agreement that these movies are not as good as the original Rockford series.

However, once you grew attached to the series characters, it was hard not to like anything new we could see them doing after so many years.

This was the most enjoyable of the eight TV movies. It had the classic Rockford Files elements of shifty characters trying to further their interests at Jim's expense (and not just Angel), a difficult and uncooperative police department (including Becker), an element of mystery, an attractive leading lady, and even some humor.

This one came the closest to capturing the original "Rockford" spirit.

The show also touched upon an element in most of our lives that we rarely think about, and which is rarely depicted on TV: The neglected friend. You know the one I'm talking about -- the friend you like and enjoy spending time with, but for whatever reason, always seems to end up last priority in your life. While not a major plot point, this little side story ended up being surprisingly touching, and quite believable.

Don't expect to be "wowed" by this TV movie. It's not as good as the better Rockford series episodes, but if you want to find the '90s Rockford movie with the most similarity to the original, this is it.

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