The Rockford Files: Season 5, Episode 20

Never Send a Boy King to Do a Man's Job: Part 1 (3 Mar. 1979)

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When a corrupt businessman uses extortion to force Richie Brockleman's father to sell him his business for a paltry amount, Richie goes to Jim for advice on how to get back at him with a con job.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Dennis Becker (credit only)
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Harold Jack Coombs
Trisha Noble ...
Odette Lependieu
Pepper Martin ...
Harry Steel
Gary Crosby ...
Larry Litrell
David Hooks ...
Doyle
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Mrs. Brockelman
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Salt Walther ...
Stanley Brock ...
Cowboy Mickey Martell
Jack Collins ...
Dr. Wetherford
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When a corrupt businessman uses extortion to force Richie Brockleman's father to sell him his business for a paltry amount, Richie goes to Jim for advice on how to get back at him with a con job.

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The title is based on the old idiom: Never send a boy to do a man's job. 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.
Miss Collins: [beeep] Mr. Rockford, Miss Collins for the Bureau of Licenses. We got your renewal for the extended deadline, but not your check. I'm sorry, but at midnight you're no longer licensed as an investigator.
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His exploitable weaknesses
1 October 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Jim Rockford's friend and kind of protégé Richie Brockelman who was briefly the protagonist in his own series comes to James Garner for help. It seems as though a ruthless businessman played by Robert Webber when he couldn't get Harold Gould to sell his printing business uses some strong arm tactics. Gould is Richie's father and Kim Hunter plays his mother.

James Garner who occasionally had to con people to get results on his cases and has Stuart Margolin available works a big con on Webber and it takes two episodes. This first part is setting it up and doing research on Webber to see what his exploitable weaknesses are. They come up with a few of them.

Nice two part story, a homage to The Sting.


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