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20 April 1999 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

James Garner ... Jim Rockford

Rita Moreno ... Rita Kapkovic Landale

Joe Santos ... Lt. Dennis Becker
Gretchen Corbett ... Beth Davenport

Tom Atkins ... Cmdr. Alex Diehl
Loryn Locklin ... Cindy Carteret

Stephanie Faracy ... Selma Drown

Denise Crosby ... Mrs. Muller

George Wyner ... Leonard Gillespie

Juanita Jennings ... Helen Picker

Hal Linden ... Ernie Landale

Stuart Margolin ... Angel Martin
Gerry Gibson ... Critch
Jack Garner ... Capt. McEnroe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shirley Anthony ... Sally

Luis Avalos ... Alvin Sudakis
Christopher Bersh ... Deputy
Billy Kerr ... Karros
Pat Lalama ... Wendy Aziz
Larry McCormick ... Box Kux

Romy Rosemont ... Mrs. Disarcina
Perry Santos ... Reporter #1

Kevin Sifuentes ... Carlos

Beverly Swanson ... Streetwalker
Harley Venton ... Earl Janus

James A. Watson Jr. ... Reporter #2

Kirsten Storms ... Raped Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Stuart Margolin 
Writing credits
Juanita Bartlett (story) &
Stephen J. Cannell (story)

Reuben Leder (teleplay)

Produced by
Juanita Bartlett .... producer
James Garner .... producer
Mark Horowitz .... producer
Chas. Floyd Johnson .... producer
Maryann Rea .... 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 
Film Editing by
Toni Morgan 
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 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robin Bronner .... additional second assistant director
Roydon Clark .... second unit director
Todd Corman .... second second assistant director
Todd A. Covert .... first assistant director: second unit
Todd A. Covert .... second assistant director
Concetta Rinaldo-Williams .... first assistant director
Art Department
Dan Begakis .... set dresser
Sound Department
Ron Horwitz .... supervising sound editor
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
Roydon Clark .... stunt coordinator
Terry James .... stunts
Brian J. Williams .... stunt safety rigger
Music Department
Libby Pedersen .... music editor
Transportation Department
Chris Basso .... driver generator operator
Other crew
David Berthiaume .... location manager
Stephen J. Cannell .... production consultant
Tony Cypres .... production assistant
Aaron Fitzgerald .... helicopter pilot
Susan Hayes .... production accountant
Christopher Martini .... production assistant
David Mongan .... production assistant
Jessica Abrams .... assistant to producers (uncredited)

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120 min (including commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Heavy-handed but good, 27 April 1999
Author: Marty McKee ( from Illinois

More serious than you would expect from a "Rockford Files" movie, this is a sometimes powerful if heavy-handed attack on the media and the way in which it covers "juicy" stories. While there isn't much of a mystery here, the excellent cast--particularly Hal Linden--makes the movie very watchable. This sat on the shelf for two years before CBS finally aired it, and the plot closely shadows the real-life case of Richard Jewell, who was unfairly accused in the press of the Atlanta Olympic Park bombings.

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