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
Did You Know?
When Rockford is stopped and cuffed by the motorcycle officer, the officer calls in a radio call for backup saying that he has a suspect in a "157." Worse Rockford understands what he means and states that he isn't a murderer.
In the California Penal Code, murder is violation "187". Penal code "157" covers attempts to switch children by people in whose temporary custody they have been placed. 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.