Jim helps a friend who wants to pay back money he stole three years earlier when his daughter then gets kidnapped leading to problems for Jim with the kidnappers and the police.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Sandy Baylock
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Charly Baylock
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Max Steinberg
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Jim helps a friend who wants to pay back money he stole three years earlier when his daughter then gets kidnapped leading to problems for Jim with the kidnappers and the police.

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The red beach house used as the hideout was used several times during the course of the show and was even Rocky's first house in season one's "Sleight of Hand". See more »

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The oil depletion allowance is a tax deduction (a kind of depreciation), not something that an oil company has to pay out in cash. See more »

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Freshly laundered
16 December 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

If one were to go through the entire run of Rockford Files episodes we'd have to conclude that Jim Rockford had one active and healthy sex life. The number of beautiful ex-girl friends who keep showing up asking for help is proof of that.

In this story it is Susan Howard whose father Eddie Firestone runs the bait shop at James Garner's favorite fishing pier. But some years before Firestone had an opportunity to seize $300,000.00 and did it. Then he got cold feet and put the money in a safe deposit box and spent not a nickel.

Now the statute of limitations has run out and he wants Garner to return the money for him. But a lot of people have been watching him including a claims investigator for the insurance company, the lieutenant supervising the investigation of the robbery and some loan sharks. Susan Howard also gets herself kidnapped twice, you read it, twice for ransom, the ransom being the robbery loot which because the statue of limitations ran out is now freshly laundered impeccably clean cash.

This was one of the more intricately plotted Rockford Files Show. Joe Santos is a lot of help to Garner in rounding up the various collection of bad guys, one of whom doesn't live to see a trial.

As for Firestone, he gets a most ironic rude awakening at the end of the show which is priceless.


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