The Rockford Files: Season 3, Episode 3

The Family Hour (8 Oct. 1976)

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Jim and Rocky find an abandoned young girl that leads to Jim finding and helping her father.



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Episode cast overview:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Stuart Gaily
DEA Agent Al Jollett
Marin Rose Gaily
Janice Carroll ...
Duty Clerk
Marged Wakeley ...
Aunt Cecil Goss
Adrian Ricard ...


Jim and Rocky find an abandoned young girl that leads to Jim finding and helping her father.

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Frank: Should be over at your place about one a.m. Banzai, Buddy!
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Little GTO
18 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode, which was better the second time I watched it, had beautiful scenery, and an awesome red and white GTO. Sometimes I watch for little details too, and not just the plot, even though the story was very solid as well. The great scenery included nice shots of the beach, pier, and a nice one of Jim and Rocky getting ready to fish, even though they never get to do so. A cool GTO, driven by bad dudes, probably would smoke Jimbo's Firebird, but there's never a car chase. Regarding the story, look for a pre-Rocky(1976)Burt Young on the run from said bad guys. Young was decent in his role, but I felt Kim Richards, who played his daughter, was about average for a child actor. I do enjoy Angel's character, but I feel he wasn't really needed here; Rocky, on the other hand, had many good scenes and is a gentle soul. I almost forgot to add Ken Swofford, who starred in several episodes. To end this review, let me once again add that my favorite aspect was the outdoor shots, and that sweet muscle car.

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