Jim gets Gandy a job with his P.I. buddy Marcus Hayes who promptly then tries to steal the case.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Dennis Becker (credit only)
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Pepper Martin ...
Melvin
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Walter Brooke ...
Mr. Gertmanian
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Bartender
Anthony Charnota ...
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Barney McFadden ...
Fred Koska
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Frank Martin / Finn O'Herlihy
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Mr. Dinsdale Funeral Administrator
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Johnny Goodbie
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Jim gets Gandy a job with his P.I. buddy Marcus Hayes who promptly then tries to steal the case.

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Pre-Roots (1977), and not yet world famous, the credit for Louis Gossett Jr. does not include the 'Jr.' See more »

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Jim Rockford: Sons often send flowers to their dead parents, especially Catholics, so you find the mother's grave, find where the flowers are being sent from. Then you go to the flower shop, look at the account, trace the man who sent the flowers and then bingo, up pops your missing heir.
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford #2: That is really smart!
Jim Rockford: Well, I'm pretty good at it Dad, and it's safe;
[he glances at the can in Rocky's hand]
Jim Rockford: it buys ham for Gandy to eat and beer for you to drink...
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Poaching a case
5 January 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Two of the characters that the Rockford Files introduced previously come back for this episode and look to form a partnership. Isaac Hayes as Gandolf Fitch and Lou Gossett, Jr. as Marcus Aurelius Hayes may both be black, but this is a case where the similarities are truly skin deep.

Gossett was Jim Rockford's former parole officer and Hayes was the Hammer of Cell Block C back in the joint. Isaac decides he might want in on the PI racket and James Garner takes him over to Hayes who has a better line of con than Garner ever could muster.

Garner has a missing heir case from the county and it's quite a tidy sum, $600.000.00 to be precise. It's also not ethical to poach a case from another PI, but Gossett has always had a loose sense of ethics.

Sadly this was a pilot not picked up by television for a series. That's a pity because Hayes and Gossett have a nice chemistry between them.

As for the heir, he's got great reason not to want to be found. Must be if he'll ignore 600 grand.


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