The Rockford Files: Season 5, Episode 16

The Deuce (25 Jan. 1979)

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Having Jim doing jury duty leads to a mistrial and his being hired to investigate the case of pedestrian hit by a drunk-driver that brought the accused to court.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Bonnie Pruitt
Nancy Bond ...
Juror
Frank Downing ...
Jury Foreman
Patricia Hindy ...
Fran Bassett
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Martin Horvath
Richard Kelton ...
Norman Wheeler
Joe Maross ...
Al Corbett
Ed McCready ...
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Michael O'Dwyer ...
Pete Johnson
Robert Sampson ...
Arthur Horvath
Sharon Spelman ...
Karen Hathaway
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Having Jim doing jury duty leads to a mistrial and his being hired to investigate the case of pedestrian hit by a drunk-driver that brought the accused to court.

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Hanging a jury with reasonable doubts
25 September 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The usual high quality of a Rockford Files episode is spoiled here as the premise of this has juror James Rockford hanging a jury with reasonable doubts. It's a case of drunk driving and the defendant is Mills Watson. A young woman was allegedly run down by Watson, later Watson and his sister hire Rockford to get to the truth.

First thing there's no way that a private eye would get to serve on a criminal journey. My job with NYS Crime Victims Board got me turned down time and again for criminal cases, imagine what District Attorney would pass on James Garner for a criminal case. I imagine even in a civil suit one of the parties would object.

Of course Rockford's PI instincts are correct would you have a story if they weren't. But the bad guys aren't dumb either, it was a pretty fool proof scheme and they delay Rockford with a plant in pretty Margaret Blye. What she does you have to see the story for.

But this is an incredibly flawed premise.


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