A woman meets a man on a lonely stretch of highway while Rockford is filming the exchange from a hillside. Jim is working for the woman. Her name is Deborah Ryder and she is being blackmailed by Carl Brego. He has information of her sordid past and ties to organized crime which she doesn't want revealed. Jim is confident he can get Brego off her back, but, things go sour for him when Brego is killed and the police think Jim did it. Written by
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Dennis Becker refers to a woman, presumably his wife, in a phone conversation with Jim as "Nancy", although she would later be named "Peggy". See more
The 1974 4 door hardtop Lincoln Continental Jim Rockford is driving while being held at gun point by Mike Ryder becomes a 1965 Lincoln Continental 4 door hardtop with suicide doors when it goes over the cliff and crashes. See more
We're all scared to death. I guess that's a penalty we pay for living in a world where all the price tags end in 99 cents and they sell mortuary plots on billboards next to the freeway. What you do is... you just keep laughing. Just... keep laughing.