A washed-up comedian finds out about a Mob family member's secret, and gets Jim in trouble by framing him for a murder.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Dennis Becker
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Kenny Bell
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Lee Russo
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Paul Silvan
Jodean Lawrence ...
Maxine Bell (as Jodean Russo)
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Lori Thompson
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Alex Diel
Gretchen Corbett ...
Beth Davenport
Gilbert Green ...
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Thomas A. Geas ...
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Del Hinkley ...
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Hank Stohl ...
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Joel Lawrence ...
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A washed-up comedian finds out about a Mob family member's secret, and gets Jim in trouble by framing him for a murder.

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Gilbert Green (August Silvan) was only eight years older than Jason Evers, who played his son. See more »

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When the Mercedes is chasing Jim and the comedian there are two people in the car. There is clearly an empty back seat in several shots. Then after Jimmy pulls over to the police stop a third mobster climbs out of the back seat to make a call, then goes back to the car and shoots the front seat passenger. 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.
Sue Ellen: [Beeep] Mr. Rockford? Sue Ellen. Our class is having that crazy scavenger hunt I told you about. If you're wondering what happened to your trailer door, it's gonna win me first prize!
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17 August 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I notice this is on the ME-TV schedule tonight and I discovered by reading these reviews that I saw this many years ago. Perhaps in its original airing. I remember the scene between the father and son. After listening to his father's denunciation of his lifestyle the son replied with a tired haughty tone, 'Don't you think that all has a rather piquant quality?' The father replied dismissively, 'No, I don't use those kinds of words.' As for Chuck McCann, I remember him on a talk show doing a hilarious imitation of Robert Cummings being much older than he appeared. He mimed Cummings putting on a youthful mask and having a small tape recorder in his mouth instead of using his actual voice. The tape recorder rewinding sounded very real.


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