Rockford flies to Newark for a case and is robbed, leaving him stranded at the police station. Jim is caught in the middle of a mob war when 2 mooks, looking to make a name for themselves, get involved and complicate everything.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery) (credit only)
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Dennis Becker (credit only)
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Gilbert Green ...
Joseph Lombard
Antony Ponzini ...
Tony Martine
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Cardinal Finnerty
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Beppy Conigliaro
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Renee Lombard (as Lisa Donaldson)
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Kathlene O'Meara
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Albert Constantine
Eric Sinclair ...
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Anthony Martine (as Doug Tobey)
Vince Howard ...
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Rockford flies to Newark for a case and is robbed, leaving him stranded at the police station. Jim is caught in the middle of a mob war when 2 mooks, looking to make a name for themselves, get involved and complicate everything.

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Greg Antonicci and Gene Davis reprise their roles of Eugene Conigliaro and Mickey Long from season 5 episode 3, The Jersey Bounce. See more »

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Mr. Lombard quotes 2 Peter 2:12, but when he mentions the scripture he says it's 2 Peter 12:12. 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: Mr. Rockford? This is Betty Jo Withers. I got four shirts of yours from the Bo Peep Cleaners by mistake. I don't know why they gave me men's shirts but they're going back!
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A Rockford with hardly any Rockford
8 April 2006 | by (South Pasadena, CA) – See all my reviews

This episode features none of the supporting characters and Rockford appears in only a few scenes. The episode is mainly a chance for David Chase to write about New Jersey mobsters. Except this episode isn't anything like "The Sopranos". The biggest problem is that the two protagonists (the "Coupla Guys" in the title) aren't very interesting characters. They're just a coupla guys. There's not much too them. They aren't interesting. You can't tell if they are good or bad.

Rockford shows up at the Newark Airport and gets his car stolen, his luggage stolen, his watch stolen, and later his wallet and plane ticket home stolen. This kept James Garner in one set of clothes which likely made it easier on his work schedule.

I've often wondered if this was a failed pilot. If so, I am glad it was. There is no way an interesting series could have come out of this clunker of an episode.


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