The Rockford Files: Season 1, Episode 12

Profit and Loss, Part 1: Profit (20 Dec. 1974)

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Jim investigates a large corporation when one of its executives is kidnapped and the wife of another executive claims the company murdered her husband.

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Jim investigates a large corporation when one of its executives is kidnapped and the wife of another executive claims the company murdered her husband.

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Stuart Margolin, who played Angel Martin on the show, provided the voice for the taped message heard at the beginning of the episode. See more »

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Rockford's picture is taken outside the courthouse, but when it appears in the paper he is standing in front of a black background. 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: Hey Jimmy. This here's Titus Garrett. Remember me? From the Army? I'm stuck here in town. How about I come over and bunk with you, buddy!
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Almost perfect
12 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the first "two-parter" of the great series, and while it was a very solid entry, I did detect some flaws that prevented it from becoming a terrific segment. This was still an episode I'd recommend, and while I don't particularly like many episodes from the first season, I'd have no trouble recommending this one. There were many familiar faces which included Michael Lerner, Val Bisoglio, Ned Beatty, a mediocre Sharon Spelman, and the first appearance of Rocky's friend L.J., played by Al Stevenson; Beth and Dennis had a scene or two, and there was several scenes with Rocky, which is always good. There was also several great shots of the Firebird, the beach, the trailer, and even the rare shot of Rockford with his fishing gear. Even more rare is the introduction of part 2 with narration by James Garner himself, which I didn't really expect. There were some aspects that didn't hold up for me, especially how/why Mr. and Mrs. Morris were absent for the entire latter segment, considering they were the ones who asked for Rockford's help in the first place. I also thought Rockford and Doris were acting way too cool when the police were chasing them after a building's alarm went off, and I found it odd that Doris kisses Rocky in the jail at the end of the episode, as she didn't even meet him until then. Don't let my negative comments outweigh what was otherwise a very good episode, with solid writing also.


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