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Rocky is targeted for death after seeing a meeting between a truck dispatcher and a crooked executive. Jim wants desperately to protect his father but discovers he hasn't been keeping up ... See full summary »

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Rosemary DeCamp ...
Mary Ramsey (as Rosemary De Camp)
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Hammel
Robert F. Hoy ...
Scheib (as Bob Hoy)
Ted Gehring ...
Johnny Lo Salvo
Peter Brocco ...
Hodges
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Al Stevenson ...
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Robert Sutton ...
Paco (as Robert Raymond Sutton)
Jack Garner ...
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John Dullaghan ...
Sullivan
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Rocky is targeted for death after seeing a meeting between a truck dispatcher and a crooked executive. Jim wants desperately to protect his father but discovers he hasn't been keeping up with Rocky enough to even find him on a typical day. The dispatcher was giving the supposedly-retired Rocky work as a trucker, so when Jim discovers the dispatcher dead in a crate bound for Malaysia, the police figure the elusive Rocky knows why. Written by David Stevens

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The 73 light green Monte Carlo is missing the left front wheel cover. Later it is the left rear wheel cover is missing. Even later the two men working for Hammel, actor Scott Brady, pursue Rockford in a squealing car chase about halfway through, they quite noticeably lose their left front hubcap when executing a reverse, sending it bouncing down the street, so at this point both left wheel covers are missing. But when the chase comes to a halt in the parking garage and Rockford cuts the valve from that same tire, the left front hubcap is still there. 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: Okay, pal, it's Harry. I just checked my car. You kept the battery charged all right, you also put thirty-five hundred miles on it!
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Referenced in The Rockford Files: The House on Willis Avenue (1978) See more »

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Rocky has some secrets
6 May 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In this first part of a two part story we discover that Rocky has some he's been keeping from his offspring. First off he has a girlfriend in Rosemary DeCamp who works on the docks for a trucking company. The second is that Rocky has been getting some off the books work part time in his old profession to supplement his retirement.

It's that second thing, he happens to see a meeting of two people that he shouldn't see. After that Noah Beery, Jr.'s life is in danger as there are many attempts to kill him which of course brings his son in on the case. James Garner at one point gets a nasty beat down from a couple of hoods who are trying to find Beery.

The end has Jim Rockford sacrificing something near and dear to him.


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