The Rockford Files: Season 3, Episode 22

Dirty Money, Black Light (1 Apr. 1977)

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Jim becomes very concerned when Rocky starts receiving thousands of dollars through the mail.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Agent Steiner
Electric Larry
Joshua Bryant ...
Agent Mike Wolf
Frank Blake
Girl in Tub
Gretchen Corbett ...
Harry Smick
Jud Brown
Mike Lane ...
Tony (as Michael Lane)
Mary Carver ...
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Jim becomes very concerned when Rocky starts receiving thousands of dollars through the mail.

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In this episode, Rocky wins a contest and goes on a free trip to Hawaii. In season six, apparently they forgot about this episode. Jim wins a trip for two to Hawaii and takes Rocky, who goes on and on about never having seen Hawaii before. See more »


Near the end of the show when Rockford is being chased, he hurriedly puts his briefcase into the elevator and doesn't punch any floor buttons. This means the elevator car would not have gone anywhere (it was after hours so no one else would be using it). If someone had just punched the outside elevator button the elevator doors would have opened and the briefcase would have been right there. See more »


Jim Rockford: This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
Toby: This is Toby. I forgot what I was calling for. Your recording is so boring... spike it with some humour, some personality... something!
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Rockford vs T.C.
4 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode featured a fine performance from Roger E. Mosely, who plays T.C. from another fine show in Magnum, P.I., and he portrays a crooked loan shark who lends Jim $20,000 to help get his dad off the hook for receiving dirty money in the mail. Federal agents and some local goons are interested in Rocky's (mis)fortune, as he's on vacation and unaware of the situation. All of the regulars, except for Chapman, make an appearance and add their talents to the show. I would also like to give a shout out to one of the better character actors out there that's probably unknown to most, and his name is Joshua Bryant(Salem's Lot 1979), as he plays a federal agent and he has a very recognizable face and a good body of work through the years. This wasn't the best from season 3, but overall had some good scenes, such as when Rockford spars against a very good boxer in the ring and gets decked a few times; as he makes his escape from the gym, he runs in the streets still wearing his boxing gloves. He also poses as a rug cleaner with bogus uniform, in which is also a very funny scene; there's also a great scene when Angel rats out Jim to the agents, soon after Rocky tells his son that Angel is to be trusted. I would say this episode is on the lighter side and fun to watch, even if there are better ones for this season.

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