The Rockford Files: Season 5, Episode 11

A Fast Count (1 Dec. 1978)

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Jim puts up his dukes and steps forward to help a boxing coach who has been framed with bribery and murder.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery) (credit only)
Morry Hawthorne
Mary Frann ...
Ruth Beetson-White
Jesus Hernandez (as Rocky Echevarria)
Lawrence P. Casey ...
Don White (as Lawrence Casey)
Len Wayland ...
Homer Nelson
Bert Kramer ...
Skip Laforce
Carl Anderson ...
Tony Malavida
Woody Eney ...
F.I. Blassette
Don Starr ...
Bernard Caplan
John Kerry ...
Fred Franklyn ...
Priest (as Fredric Franklyn)
John Yates ...
2nd FBI Agent


Jim puts up his dukes and steps forward to help a boxing coach who has been framed with bribery and murder.

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1 December 1978 (USA)  »

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[last lines]
Ruth Beetson-White: Jim, listen. I know you didn't get the best deal out of this. Well I tell you what, if money's your problem I think I may have a solution. First I want to thank you for saving my life, and I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with a way to express my gratitude, and I finally did.
[she lifts her hand from where it's been resting on his shoulder and begins to play with the hair above the nape of his neck]
Jim Rockford: [smiles] You don't really have to do anything, I mean...
Ruth Beetson-White: Oh, yes, I do. ...
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Rockford Balboa
18 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another of the episodes revolving around sports, which Rockford is obviously a fan, and this time around it deals with boxing, and Rockford even has a financial interest. There are some familiar faces like Kenneth McMillan(Salem's Lot, 1979), Mary Frann(Newhart), and Stephen Bauer(Scarface), and the story is about a financially strapped manager who's having a hard time managing the fighter and paying off the investors who has a piece in his young, but rising star boxer; one of those investors is none other than Rockford, although Morry works out a deal with him if Jim promises to see who's trying to get him(Morry)out of the way. It turns out that Morry has been charged with a murder he didn't commit, and was also charged with bribery, and his boxing license has been revoked and so he really needs Jim's help. That seems like enough for a solid story, but add in a used car saleswoman in Ruth, who also happens to have an interest in boxer Jesus and we see why the Rockford Files is a superior show with excellent writing. It's easy to assume that she was behind the frame of Morry, but it's actually a frame within a frame led by the crooked manager of her used car lot named Skip Laforce. I thought Bert Kramer(Laforce)had good chemistry with James Garner, and he has a familiar face, but he only starred in only one other episode of this great show. If Rockford is on your side, you know you're usually in good hands, and he rarely will let you down.

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