The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
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Profit and Loss, Part 2: Loss 

Rockford discovers the investment firm Fiscal Dynamics is a financial fraud and its president Leon Fielder will do anything to prevent him from destroying his company.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Leon Fielder
Doris Parker
Beth Davenport
Arnold Love
Tom Rosqui ...
Norm Mitchell
Al Stevenson ...
Barry Cahill ...


Rockford discovers the investment firm Fiscal Dynamics is a financial fraud and its president Leon Fielder will do anything to prevent him from destroying his company.

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27 December 1974 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Loss, Part II is my favorite episode of the two part stories!
15 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

The Rockford Files Season 1 (1974) is a classic show and a terrific Season.

Profit and Loss Part I and II are two different part stories, part I is called Profit that ends with to be continue, while part II is called Loss which concludes explanation the twist and the ending of the two parts.

On the DVD set in the beginning of the episode we even have James Garner's voice he is telling us what we seen from the first part on The Rockford Files.

Plot: Rockford discovers the investment firm Fiscal Dynamics is a financial fraud and its president Leon Fielder will do anything to prevent him from destroying his company.

This is my favorite episode in Season 1 which I love it to death. I want to say why I love it. This is a very realistic dark frightening episode while Rockford was investigating more the company Fiscal Dynamics he was spooked and was worried, anyone who is threat to Fiscal Dynamics is killed and disappears, he chase away from his trail his father and father's friend who was fixing garbage disposal L.J. (Al Stevenson), because he was afraid the assassins will kill anyone who he is threat to the company including his father Rocky and father's friend L.J. Norm Mitchell (Tom Rosqui) was also one of the competitors to the company and was also investigation the company that is making an illegally fraud and profit of the money. So Rockford and Mitchell worked together and they both found out that Rockford was right so now they both become on the run. When Rocky and L.J. leave the trailer, Rockford sits in the car, but his car want start up and when he checks the car why it want work, two goons grabbed him behind knocked him out, drugged him and kidnapped him. Rockford awakens up lying on the floor, unconscious in abandon house for a sale. And he meets a hired assassin Chief Operating Officer and his men telling him to back off Fiscal Dynamics.

So what I mean this episode is realistic: if this kidnapping would be for real Rockford would be dead and his body wouldn't be found anywhere, he would disappeared forever. That is what I was meaning and I was founding disturbing and really scary in this story. In my opinion this was for real.

What I love about this Episode: Loss part II: Father and Son are working together on this case. Jim asks (not uses like Magnum did) his dad to borrowing his car, pick up truck to pursue Chief Operating Officer the same men who kidnapped Rockford and threaten him in abandoned house.

I love the stake out when Rockford is making with his father in front Leon Fielder (Ned Beatty)'s house and flashes to light to Rocky to get ready pursing the two men's.

I love Rocky and Rockford's line and their bond chemistry together: Rocky: "hey, who is going to keep the gun?" Rockford: "We don't need the gun yet, we may never need the gun, Rocky, just leave it under the seat." I love this line, I love the car chasing with a pick up truck, I love how Rockford was following Chief Operating Officer to an airport and he lost him. I love the car chase with a pick up truck Rockford and Rocky chasing Leon Fielder (Ned Beatty) trough the city, while he had a two brief cases full of evidence I love the chase and I love everything. I love how Rocky (Noah Beery Jr.) worried about his car and he said to Jim if you will smash this car, Rockford said I am not going to smash it.

James Garner stated that Glen A. Larson stole a number of plots of The Rockford Files, (which Garner's production company co-produced) then used them for his own shows, putting different characters in them. Garner's group complained to the Writer's Guild and Larson was fined, but Garner felt that the fine had taught Larson nothing when he persisted in plagiarism and later copied the theme music from The Rockford Files for one of his shows.

That was correct the similar pick up truck from Rocky (Noah Beery Jr.) that was used in numerous episodes including in this episode Loss we see Jim and rocky driving the same pick up truck was used in Larson's TV show The Fall Guy (1981 - 1986).

The actors in this episode including James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Ned Beatty, Michael Lerner, Sharon Spelman, Tom Rosqui and Al Stevenson all did a perfect beautiful realistic performance.

Loss Part II gets 10 out of 10 by me and I love it to death. I also love The Rockford Files Season 1 to death so far it is my favorite season.

The Rockford Files is an American television drama series starring James Garner that aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974, and January 10, 1980, and has remained in syndication to the present day. Garner portrays Los Angeles-based private investigator Jim Rockford with Noah Beery, Jr., in the supporting role of his father, a retired truck driver nicknamed "Rocky".

10/10 Grade: Bad Ass Seal Of Approval Studio: Universal Television Starring: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Ned Beatty, Sharon Spelman, Tom Rosqui, Al Stevenson, Gretchen Corbett, Michael Lerner Director: Lawrence Doheny Producers: Stephen J. Cannell, William F. Phillips, Meta Rosenberg, Jo Swerling Jr. Screenplay: Stephen J. Cannell, Roy Huggins Rated: R Running Time: 50 minutes

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