Jim gets Gandy (Isaac Hayes) a job with his P.I. buddy Marcus Hayes (Louis Gossett Jr.) who promptly then tries to steal the case.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Dennis Becker (credit only)
Pepper Martin ...
Mr. Gertmanian
Anthony Charnota ...
Barney McFadden ...
Fred Koska
Frank Martin / Finn O'Herlihy
George Skaff ...
Maitre d'
Musician's Union Secretary
Mr. Dinsdale Funeral Administrator
Johnny Goodbie


Jim gets Gandy (Isaac Hayes) a job with his P.I. buddy Marcus Hayes (Louis Gossett Jr.) who promptly then tries to steal the case.

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18 February 1977 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


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


The money owing to the missing heir is $600,000. Marcus Hayes draws up a contract to get 40% of that, which would be $240,000, for himself for notifying the heir. But afterward he mentions $400,000 several times as the expected take. See more »


Marcus 'Gabby' Hayes: [Marcus and Gandy have just trashed the Crystal Palace bar, a bar full of neo-Nazis, and the bartender's pushed the silent alarm. With the sound of a police siren fast approaching, Marcus - holding a shotgun - shares a bit of philosophy] Before I leave, I would like to give you people my feelings and right wing extremists, and neo-Nazism, in particular
Gandolph Fitch: [Sirens are getting closer] Let's go!
Marcus 'Gabby' Hayes: The strength of this country is in the blue collar middle classes. Now, Marx, Lenin, and even Nietzsche even...
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Wedding Crashers
26 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The most obvious and memorable scenes deal with both Isaac Hayes and Lou Gossett Jr., who team up to locate a missing accordion player who may have buried $600,000 in an unknown location. This case also interests Rockord, or Rockfish, who's hired by a probate officer to find this guy as well. As solid as an episode as this is, and as much as I enjoyed Hayes' portrayal of Gandy, I got the odd impression that he had little chemistry with the other two men; maybe it's just me being cynical though. Garner and Gossett, on the other hand, work very well together and their scenes are enjoyable as two con men try to outdo each other. Fans of Salem's Lot(1979)should be able to recognize Barney McFadden, who plays Fred Koska and has only a few scenes here, but it's always nice seeing some character actors from other films I'm fond of. I also enjoyed the scene between Marcus and Rocky in Jim's trailer, and how personable the two men were to each other, when Rocky accidentally informed him that Jim was in San Diego looking for the missing man and his fortune. One scene which was interesting although unrealistic, was when Gabby and Gandy enter a Nazi bar to locate the missing man; Gandy proceeds to beat up close to 15 angry men while Gandy informs them how their politics are out of touch. I personally enjoyed Gandy's performance better in the other 2 episodes he was in, mainly because we got to see a serious side of Hayes' acting, and in this segment, he's more of a take-no-prisoners type of guy. I try to be an honest critic on here, and even though I mentioned a few negative aspects of this episode and many others, that doesn't detract from this fine show, including this solid episode. The last moments have Gandy knocking out Gabby, on Rockford's insistence to "put him to sleep." Lastly, it was a cool scene with the trio in the back of a police car, each enjoying each other's company, and the show ends with Rockford laughing. I highly recommend not only this particular episode, but rather the entire 1976-77 season, which has many episodes of great writing and quality.

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