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"The Rockford Files" A Fast Count (1978)

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Original Air Date:
1 December 1978 (Season 5, Episode 11)
Jim puts up his dukes and steps forward to help a boxing coach who has been framed with bribery and murder. | Add synopsis »
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Creative and legal accounting See more (2 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

James Garner ... Jim Rockford

Noah Beery Jr. ... Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (credit only) (as Noah Beery)

Joe Santos ... Dennis Becker

Kenneth McMillan ... Morry Hawthorne
Mary Frann ... Ruth Beetson-White

Steven Bauer ... 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 ... Dixon
Fred Franklyn ... Priest (as Fredric Franklyn)
John Yates ... 2nd F.B.I. Agent
Tamara Elliot ... Secretary (as Tamara Eliot)
Lisa Marie Effler ... Lucy
Rosa Turich ... Mama Aguilar

Episode Crew
Directed by
Reza Badiyi  (as Reza S. Badiyi)
Writing credits
Roy Huggins (created by) and
Stephen J. Cannell (created by)

Gordon T. Dawson (written by) (as Gordon Dawson)

Produced by
Stephen J. Cannell .... supervising producer
David Chase .... producer
J. Rickley Dumm .... associate producer
Chas. Floyd Johnson .... producer
Meta Rosenberg .... executive producer
Original Music by
Pete Carpenter 
Mike Post 
Cinematography by
Andrew Jackson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Diane Adler 
George R. Rohrs 
Art Direction by
Robert Crawley Sr.  (as Robert Crawley)
Set Decoration by
Robert L. Zilliox (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Kent Warner 
Production Management
Zane Radney .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leonard R. Garner Jr. .... second assistant director (as Leonard R. Garner)
David Menteer .... first assistant director
Don Wilkerson .... dga trainee (uncredited)
Art Department
William Fannon .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
John R. Carter .... sound (as John Carter)
Walt Jenevein .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles R. Young .... camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Dodie McLean .... casting
Editorial Department
Ron Nichols .... colorist: digital remastering (uncredited)
Music Department
Morrie McNaughton .... music editor
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... production driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Juanita Bartlett .... executive story consultant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen J. Cannell  created by
Roy Huggins  created by

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Additional Details

USA:60 min
Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor ®)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
UK:PG (video rating) (2008)

Did You Know?

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Creative and legal accounting, 17 August 2015
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Kenneth McMillan becomes Jim Rockford's client in this episode. It seems that he's been charged with bribing an immigration official to keep his light heavyweight fighter's grandmother in the country. About that fighter Steven Bauer, McMillan is also being pressured by used car queen Mary Frann who owns fighters like some women own jewelry to sell out. Might be a wise thing to do that because James Garner is one of a number of people he's sold 5% of his fighter to.

Of course it's all a frame, but I have to admire the creative accounting McMillan engaged in. He should be working for the IRS as an auditor instead of a fight manager. And it's all legal.

Of course Garner helps McMillan out of his jackpot. In the bargain he may just get a little nookie. But that might be all he gets.

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