When the life of Gandy Fitch's girlfriend is in danger, he turns to Rockfish for help.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery) (credit only)
Mr. Shapiro
Joe Moran
Theda Moran / Theda Best
Sean Garrison ...
Frank Christi ...
Richard Seff ...
Vivi Janiss ...
Pawn Shop Proprietor
Jack Garner ...
Milt Oberman ...
Janet Dey ...


When the life of Gandy Fitch's girlfriend is in danger, he turns to Rockfish for help.

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14 October 1977 (USA)  »

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The return of Gandolf Fitch
16 January 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Isaac Hayes made his third and final appearance as Gandolf Fitch in a Rockford Files episode. In his first appearance Jim Rockford does him a solid, in the second he gets a gig with another private detective Lou Gossett, Jr., in what was a failed pilot for another television series.

In this series the detective gig didn't work out for Gandy, but he's got himself a new girlfriend in a lounge singer played by Dionne Warwick. But she gets grabbed by her ex-husband and then the ex-husband Tony Burton is killed by whom he works for.

It seems as though back when they were married Burton hid a very valuable Hitchcockian McGuffin inside a stereo that Warwick pawned. Now the connected owner of the dry cleaning establishment that Burton works for and who engineered his parole wants that item. Can't tell you what it is. but it's a valuable thing to have.

Speaking of the connected man Malachi Throne has quite the racket himself and apparently a hook in with the parole board. He gets a lot of people paroled, it's his way of building an organization and ensuring loyalty from his crew.

Stuart Margolin is in this one and all Rockford Files stories are that much richer when he's around. Angel is doing what he does best, but it's not something you do with Gandolf Fitch.

I wish Isaac Hayes had some more appearances with this character. But the Rockford Files could always come up with more memorable characters than any other show I know.

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