The Rockford Files: Season 2, Episode 11

Pastoria Prime Pick (28 Nov. 1975)

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A farming hub has more business than it can handle, including giving Rockford the business. The PI's car breaks down near the boomtown, after a source Rockford contacts in a divorce case ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Dennis Becker (credit only)
Warren J. Kemmerling ...
Vern Soper (as Warren Kemmerling)
Sheriff Cliff Gladish
Police Officer Pete Kolodny
Mayor Karen Sanders
Gretchen Corbett ...
Smith Wordes ...
Rita (as Smith Evans)
Bill Zuckert ...
Emmett Byrd
Don Billett ...
Gilbert Univaso
Bill Quinn ...
Judge Cline
Robert Ward ...
Jack Garner ...
Court Clerk
Bruce Tuthill ...
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A farming hub has more business than it can handle, including giving Rockford the business. The PI's car breaks down near the boomtown, after a source Rockford contacts in a divorce case steers Rockford there. While his car is being worked on, Rockford is quickly entangled between an underage motel worker and her jealous cop boyfriend, and in a double-cross over a narcotics deal. Is it just another tricky day for unlucky Jim, or is bucolic New Pastoria a sunny sin city ? Written by David Stevens

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In the last few minutes of this episode Rockford, the judge, and the retired sheriff have taken the tow truck operator into custody and he's handcuffed in the back seat of the old squad car. As Jim is finishing laying a trap the judge is standing next to him when he tells the sheriff to move his car. As the sheriff runs behind the judge, we hear an engine starting before the sheriff gets to the car. There's no one else there to start the car. See more »


Jim Rockford: This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
Dennis Becker: Hey Jimbo. Dennis. Really appreciate the help on the income tax... Ya wanna help on the audit now?
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The Kathie Browne Episode
1 October 2009 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

"The Rockford Files, Pastoria Prime Pick" (1975) is better known as the Kathie Browne episode. Browne is generally in the running for the most beautiful of the "Star Trek" girls, she played Deela in the "Wink of an Eye" episode.

Jim finds himself in trouble with the law in a small California town. Browne plays the town's sly mayor. The town has ingeniously taken the concept of a speed trap to its ultimate conclusion and soon after his arrival Jim is up to his neck in more criminal charges than you can shake a stick at.

There is no humor to speak of other than the opening message from Dennis on Jim's answering machine. But it is a slickly written and original plot which makes for enjoyable viewing.

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