Jim's girlfriend suddenly disappears with no clue as to how or why. Lt. Diel thinks Rockford is probably responsible for her disappearance and orders him to stay away from the case. But Jim can't stop until he finds out what happened.

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Jim's girlfriend suddenly disappears with no clue as to how or why. Lt. Diel thinks Rockford is probably responsible for her disappearance and orders him to stay away from the case. But Jim can't stop until he finds out what happened.

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This episode was based on Howard Browne's novel, Thin Air. It's been the basis for both this story, as well as a second season episode ("Thin Air") of Simon and Simon. Gerald McRaney appeared in both. See more »

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When Rockford is searching through the dresser drawers in the episode of "Sleight of Hand," he shuts the upper drawer and a piece of clothing is sticking out of it. Then he looks in the other drawers. When the camera switches to him walking away from the dresser, the clothing that was showing is now suddenly missing. 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: Rockford, this is Mr. Dow. If you think I'm going to pay to have your car repainted, you're nuts! You can take your expense bill and *stuff* it!
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Rockford gets tough
24 August 2007 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

I just recently discovered this fantastic series and I just can't seem to get enough of Garner's laid back PI. The shows continually display excellent level of writing and suspenseful episodes.

This episode, Sleight of Hand, is a little different. Forsaking humor in favor of a more serious turn for Rockford as he searches for his missing girlfriend.

The mystery is great and it's unraveling is convincing enough. It's based on a book (can't remember the name) and it could easily have been stretched to a feature length episode. Garner excels here as Rockford gets tough and really means business. This has a "noir" feel to it all the way, the dark lighting and overall mood echo the great dark thrillers of the 40's and 50's.

Really good episode in a Class A series. Easily deserves a 10.


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