Jim could use some saintly guidance when he goes undercover on a scandal rag that is getting confidential medical information on a doctor's famous, and infamous, patients.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Augie Arnow
Rose Gregorio ...
Natalie Cotton Arnow
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Leo Cotton
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Harold Witbeck
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Jim could use some saintly guidance when he goes undercover on a scandal rag that is getting confidential medical information on a doctor's famous, and infamous, patients.

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When Jim goes to the National Investigator office with Dennis, the 'proofreader' - a very tall man, who's more the office 'muscle,' Jim says to him; 'klaatu barada nikto,' a phrase from the 1951 scifi film, The Day the Earth Stood Still. In the film, the alien Klaatu (Michael Rennie), told Helen Benson (Patricia Neal) if anything were to happen to him, she must say the phrase to the robot Gort - the very tall, silent robot - the 'muscle,' as it were, for Klaatu. See more »

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On the steps, Cooper yells, "Dive Jim!" and you see Jim lay down behind a tree. When the camera shows Cooper again, he grabs his chest and falls down, but you don't hear a gun shot until after he has fallen. See more »

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Jim Rockford: [looking up at the seven foot tall goon next to him] Klaatu barada nikto!
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I read it in the paper
27 February 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Jim Rockford starts this episode in character. He's gone undercover as a reporter newly hired at Scott Brady's scandal sheet because a prominent Beverly Hills doctor has had break-ins and he wants to know who's doing the second story work. When two guys are caught breaking in and the doctor is shot trying to strong arm them at that point the police are called in.

Dallas Mitchell was trying to protect his privacy and his patients' confidentiality. A lot of people get it wrong including James Garner for a while. It's all because people are reading the garbage that the scandal sheet is printing.

An item in Brady's rag sets off a Mafia turf war with a pair of mooks played by Joseph Hindy and Scott Marlowe, part of the gang that couldn't shoot straight.

Smartest one in this episode is Bo Hopkins playing disbarred lawyer John Cooper. They all including Rockford should have followed his lead.


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