Jim's old girlfriend, Claire Prescott, phones, and asks him to help give her protection from 2 hoods chasing her. He soon discovers there's a missing undercover cop, which puts him up against an arrogant Cpt. Highland, as well.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Jim receives a call from Claire, a former flame. After being burnt by her, several times, he's reluctant to get involved with her, again But, she's being hounded by 2 vicious hoods, and she seems truly frightened, so he takes the case. Rockford presses Dennis Becker to fill out Claire's meager story, but he's unable, as a pit-bull captain, named Highland's breathing down his neck - hard, by making sure his subordinates can't help Jim. Claire's ensnared in something big, so both she, and Highland intend to keep Jim clueless. Written by David Stevens

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This is the first episode where Rockford does not mention his rate- "200.00 a day, plus expenses." See more »

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Early in the episode Rockford's license plate reads 835OKG instead of the usual 853OKG. See more »

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Capt. Highland: [Jim's been called in to tell Capt. highland what he knows about Charlie Manning. He's in the Capt.'s office with Becker, and Rockford refuses to tell the captain what he knows, unless the captain's more forthcoming with info as well.Captain Highland tells Jim Manning is an undercover cop, on a job, and hes supposed to check in with Manning every hour, but, he's two hours overdue] If he turns up dead, and I can find anything to prove that you knew something that could have saved him, you're ...
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Another damsel in distress
16 April 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In this Rockford Files story here's yet another situation where James Garner can't say no to a damsel in distress. Especially if it's Linda Evans who has a couple of goons who work for a top criminal kingpin chasing her. They're working for someone who has moled right into their organization and is really an undercover cop.

When Jim Rockford makes some inquiries about that cop who is squeezing Evans in the figurative sense he gets the attention of Captain Jackie Cooper of the LAPD.

Although Cooper is a loudmouth and a blowhard and is the best thing in this story, I can't really blame him for his concern about his man. Turns out though the undercover guy is a piece of work himself though not quite illegal.

I wish Cooper had become a regular. His scenes with Jim Rockford and the much beleaguered Dennis Becker are great.


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