The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
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Profit and Loss, Part 1: Profit 

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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Leon Fielder
Dennis Becker
Beth Davenport
Stan Gorrick
Carl Bovino
Arnold Love
Helen Morris
John Carter ...
Ray Girardin ...
Don Billett ...
Dan Shavelson (as Donald Billett)
Solly Marshall
J. Jay Saunders ...
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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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20 December 1974 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the (very) rare times during the entire run of the series, in which a crowd is seen, being 'penned-off', as it were, so, as not to affect a scene. Not only that, but, right when Arnold Love opens the door, to Broadway Plaza, a businessman can be seen behind the 2 of them, who's obviously not an actor, but, just recognised 'James Garner'. When Jim and Arnold Love get to the bottom of the escalator, they walk to the (viewer's) right, and a rather large crowd can be seen (notably, a blonde woman in a red dress, with a cut-out top, at the forefront) standing next to the 'up' escalator. See more »


Silencers don't work on revolvers. See more »


Jim Rockford: [Rocky walks into Jim's trailer to find him lying in the floor, unconscious. As Jim tries to reassure Rocky he's okay, Rocky heads for he phone on Jim's desk, and starts dialing] What are you doing?
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford: I'm calling Doc Wheaton.
Jim Rockford: I don't want to see Doc Wheaton!
[Jim tries to take the phone out of Rocky's hands]
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford: Well, that's tough!
[Jim manages to get the phone from Rocky's hands, and hangs it up]
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford: Look, I'm your father. I got an interest in whether-or-not your head is leaking on the inside. Now you're ...
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Referenced in The Rockford Files: The House on Willis Avenue (1978) See more »

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A tentative client
4 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

An officer of Ned Beatty's company Fiscal Dynamics comes to the Rockford Trailer and is looking to hire James Garner. But Garner can't get any information out of him, not even his real name. But John Carter has good reason to be scared and Garner sees that well enough when two thugs come into his trailer, knock him out and spirit Carter away.

Others might forget and certainly Garner has no reason to pursue this case, but getting beat up by a pair of thugs will tend to set some people off. He finds out about Fiscal Dynamics and its president Ned Beatty a most paranoid individual.

But he gains another client in Sharon Spelman and there's a murder of a man who owned a printing shop Val Bisoglio that Spelman swears is connected to the goings on at Beatty's company. Her own husband was killed in an automobile crash that she says was suspicious.

The two part story leaves off with a tentative alliance with Spelman and Garner.

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