Rockford reluctantly takes a unique assignment: a beautiful mystery woman wants him to find her, to see if someone she fears could also track her down. With a check poised to bounce, the ... See full summary »

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Barbara Kelbaker (as Joan Van Arc)
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Rockford reluctantly takes a unique assignment: a beautiful mystery woman wants him to find her, to see if someone she fears could also track her down. With a check poised to bounce, the ex-con PI needs the retainer to balance his always-challenged checking account. When Rockford checks with a local police department, he worms out a chilling piece of data: she's been dating Denver Mafia capo-regime, hot-tempered Ralph Correll. But the more Barbara Kelbaker strings along Jim Rockford, the more he's charmed into helping the desperate 30 something. Written by David Stevens

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Jim gives the birthdate of Barbara Kelbaker (Joan Van Ark), as August 13, 1949. Ms. Van Ark's actual birthdate is June 16, 1943, six years prior. See more »

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The Pacific Grove PD desk sergeant mentions the "Pro-Am golf tourney in Monterey," a reference to the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am played at Pebble Beach every year. However, the tournament was (and still is) played on courses at Pebble Beach, which is not part of Monterey and a PG police officer would have said the "Pro-Am golf tourney in Pebble Beach." See more »

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Jim Rockford: This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
Caller: This is the blood bank. If you don't have malaria, hepatitis, or TB, we'd like to have a pint of your blood.
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Starsky and Rockford
10 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty good early season episode with the show rounding into form, and even though I still prefer the later seasons, there were some decent moments here worth mentioning. Paul Michael Glaser was terrific as the powerful hood Ralph Correll, and the scenes he shared with Rockford were also very solid. I can't say the same for Joan Van Ark's character(Barbara Kelbaker), who basically apologized to Rockford the entire episode, and was fairly boring; in fact, I recall not being overly impressed with another episode Van Ark was in. I thought Rockford should've dumped her after the way she had him chasing his tail for most of the segment, and she was very easy to root against, especially after she says she stole/borrowed $50,000 from Correll for a stupid reason, in my opinion. Some highlights included appearances from Rocky, Dennis, and several shots of the Firebird. Look for a very rare and cool shot which has Rockford taking a stroll on the beach late at night pondering what to do with this Barbara fool. The best reason to catch this episode is probably Glaser's performance, which came slightly before Starsky and Hutch came on the air.


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