The Rockford Files: Season 2, Episode 21

Foul on the First Play (12 Mar. 1976)

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Jim's shackled to his ex-parole officer Marcus Aurelius, now a PI himself, when a no-holds barred competition for a new NBA franchise ensnares both sleazes. Jim can't figure which ... See full summary »

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery) (credit only)
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Dennis Becker (credit only)
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Marcus Aurelius Hayes / O'Brien (as Lou Gossett)
Richard Davalos ...
Manny Stickells (as Dick Davalos)
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Martin Eastman
Pepper Martin ...
Greg Smith
James Ingersoll ...
Steve Sorenson
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Tom Corell
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Todd Morris
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Vincent Cobb ...
Ray Fairchild
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Sherm Addison
Al Checco ...
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Jim's shackled to his ex-parole officer Marcus Aurelius, now a PI himself, when a no-holds barred competition for a new NBA franchise ensnares both sleazes. Jim can't figure which jock-sucker, the motormouth Marc works for, but whoever it is, they keep bringing Jim the pain and costing him way-too-many non-reimbursed expenses. As a PO, slick Marc tried to send Jim back up the river; as a PI, he runs Jim dizzy dodging bullets. Written by David Stevens

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This is another sports-themed episode(there was another segment earlier in season 2 with Rob Reiner as a QB)in this great series which had many aspects which I enjoy, mainly Rockford as both serious AND funny. I enjoyed the chemistry between he and Marcus Hayes(Lou Gossett, Jr.), as the latter is very shady and tries a few times to fool/con Jim, and the grounded Jim actually falls for it a few times. A great moment to this reviewer is we get to see the famous J-Turn in a dark alley, as he and Hayes are eluding a former prisoner and parolee, who's attempting to exact revenge on his former parole office(Hayes); naturally, the Firebird gets them out of trouble here, and also another time in a local park, as more thugs chase them. Another reason I like this show is how Rockford can beat up someone who wrongs him, then almost as quickly befriends that person if they're in need. He's obviously frustrated with Hayes(turns out he screwed Jim a few years back), but eventually Jim lends his services and agrees to help him out of a mess regarding potential owners of a new basketball franchise. I highly recommend this Rockford Files episode, as it has both serious and funny moments and great chemistry between 2 great con men.


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