The Rockford Files: Season 1, Episode 20

The Four Pound Brick (21 Feb. 1975)

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A cop dies in an accident that his mother refuses to accept. Rocky offers Jim's services free of charge. After begrudgingly accepting the case he discovers that dirty cops might be involved... See full summary »

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A cop dies in an accident that his mother refuses to accept. Rocky offers Jim's services free of charge. After begrudgingly accepting the case he discovers that dirty cops might be involved which then pits him against a very angry Lt. Diel. Written by A Dude Named Dude

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Rocky foots the bill
28 February 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Edith Atwater plays the wife of an old truck driving buddy of Rocky's and she refuses to believe that her son died in an accident. So he offers James Garner's help to check out her son's demise. Now Garner isn't in the business of being a PI for love, no more than Noah Beery, Jr. made free hauls in his truckdriving days. So Beery hires his own son and refuses even to accept a family discount.

Turns out the young rookie cop was not killed in an accident and that Atwater's suspicions were correct. Her late son's partner Paul Carr is very much on the pad.

This episode belongs to Noah Beery, Jr. who even though he's not crazy about his son's profession finds it handy in this situation. However being the frugal fellow he is, Rocky tags along to see he's getting his money's worth. That is kind of cramping Rockford's style.

As Sgt. Becker says, he wants to be around when Garner tries to get Beery to pony up.


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