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The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Mystery  -  20 April 1999 (USA)
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Jim Rockford must help a friend unjustly accused of child molestation.

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Retired private detective Jim Rockford must investigate a series of child rapes when his friend Ernie Landale, a respected school teacher, is accused of the molestations. Through circumstantial evidence, Landale is hounded by the police, the media, school officials, even people he thought were his friends, even though he has not been found guilty in a court of law, nor even charged with the crimes through much of the film. As Landale, his wife Rita, his attorney Beth and police lieutenant Becker fight the battle of public opinion, Rockford realizes the only way to clear his friend's name is to find the real rapist. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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

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Follows The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise (1995) See more »

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A must for a fan
6 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the last movie of the series, I believe that there are two additional ones that were never shown. It is sort of a close out, a lot of the old cast appears in it. At this point James Garner said he was getting too old, one foot chase shows him hobbling out of the pickup, I guess he was too old for the Firebird at this point, to catch the bad guy. As a fan, I appreciated the series being tied in with the movies, and should be the model for Hollywood to follow. If there ever was a Rockford big screen movie made and if it was soon, perhaps James Garner could play Rocky.

Of the six movies that were shown I would recommend all of them, particularly I Love LA, which was the first and the highest rated.


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