The Rockford Files: Season 4, Episode 3

The Battle of Canoga Park (30 Sep. 1977)

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Jim finds himself in an explosive situation when the gun he hides in his cookie jar is used in a murder.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Nora Marlowe ...
Viola Wenke
Adrienne Marden ...
Lee Ronstadt
Henry Schlager
Gretchen Corbett ...
Leonard Wenke
Ted Gehring ...
Walt Chalco
Pete Semple
Charles Hallahan ...
James R. Parkes ...
Records Clerk (as James Parkes)
Art K. Koustik ...
2nd Officer (as Art Koustik)


Jim finds himself in an explosive situation when the gun he hides in his cookie jar is used in a murder.

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In this episode it's stated Rockford served in the 5th Regimental Combat Team in Korea. It's no accident this particular unit was used as James Garner served in that same unit during the Korean War. See more »


In this episode, Rockford's Firebird switches between the original model with round headlights and the 1977-and-up model with twin rectangular units. See more »


Police Officer: [two cop cars pull up beside Rockford's trailer and two officers climb out, one pulling out his gun] Hold it! Stay right where you are!
Jim Rockford: What is it with today?
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The gun in the cookie jar
15 January 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Even with Joe Santos to run interference for him, the LAPD is determined to nail James Garner. This time it's Tom Atkins who thinks he has Rockford cold when the gun he keeps in the cookie jar matches up with the weapon that killed a filling station owner.

Now other than viewers and folks like Rocky and Dennis Becker, even Angel not too many people now that Jim Rockford keeps his registered handgun in the cookie jar. But Noah Beery has talked Sonny into hiring a maid for trailer. She has something to do with how his weapon got to the scene of a homicide. Although even Lt.Diehl must really not think that Rockford holds up filling stations, but he does have the weapon.

I won't say how or give the details lest I spoil it, but it all traces back to a paramilitary organization organized by some whack job woman played by Adrienne Marsden who has an idiot son who takes a little too much initiative. These people would be a joke if it weren't for the fact that they are responsible for two dead bodies in this episode.

But they're ready for the enemy whomever it turns out to be.

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