The Rockford Files: Season 2, Episode 22

A Bad Deal in the Valley (19 Mar. 1976)

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Rockford finds himself in the middle of a bad deal indeed when he agrees to help an old girlfriend and ends up with a suitcase full of counterfeit money and under arrest by the F.B.I.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Karen Stiles
Jack Colvin ...
Gretchen Corbett ...
Sandy Lederer
David Sabin ...
Murray Slauson
Rod Cameron ...
Jack Chilson
John Lupton ...
Tony Lederer
Fritzi Burr ...
Russ McGinn ...
Fred Southerland
Dudley Knight ...
Laurence Haddon ...


Rockford finds himself in the middle of a bad deal indeed when he agrees to help an old girlfriend and ends up with a suitcase full of counterfeit money and under arrest by the F.B.I.

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The house and back yard pool used in this show was the same one used for the home of the Marty Jordan character in "In Hazard", just four programs before this one. See more »


At Karen's place, Rockford's line of " let's stop with the flickering candlelights and romance angle..." is muffed - Garner mispronounced it as "angel". See more »


Jim Rockford: I'm in a *lousy* mood! Spending the night in the slammer *usually* has that effect on me.
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The best way to involve Rockford is put him in a jackpot
11 December 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In this Rockford Files story James Garner gets a call from an old flame Susan Strasberg. I'm surprised his better instincts don't kick in as they do when Angel Martin wants something of him.

She asks him to deliver a briefcase ostensibly carrying some invoice copies to real estate man Rod Cameron. But he calls the cops and it's a good thing that Rockford has a friend in Dennis Becker. Still he has to spend a night in the slam because Gretchen Corbett isn't available right away.

Besides just being hired by clients the best way to get Jim Rockford involved is to try and put him in a jackpot. Better instincts should have kicked even with past kanoodling. Strasberg's old man was a fellow con in San Quentin with Garner and he was conman on the outside by trade. Like father like daughter.

Turns out she and a partner John Lupton were using his estranged wife's jewels to finance a real estate scam. But Lupton double crossed Strasberg and she passes on the jackpot to Garner.

By the way Lupton's wife Veronica Hamel is one cool piece of work herself. I wouldn't want her on my case.

Of course he's out of the jackpot, but old times die hard.

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