Jim helps a friend who works in the airline industry, who's apparently being pursued by a hit man, and she's no idea why she's being targeted.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Timson Farrell
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Lori Jenivan
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Richard Stehler
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Jim helps a friend who works in the airline industry, who's apparently being pursued by a hit man, and she's no idea why she's being targeted.

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The title of this episode is a play on the Orson Welles film title, The Third Man.' See more »

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Jim Rockford: This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
Male caller: Hi. Just want to put your mind at rest. Found your address book in the theatre last week. It's in the mail. By the way, Carol's okay, but Linda...!
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First show of 3rd season reveals a shift in the series
17 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Other regular reviewers have done their usual great of annotating this episode, so just a few general comments...

I have been going through the series sequentially after seeing the original airings as a boy. Enjoyed most all the first and second season shows, but in my view the show really takes off in the 3rd season. There is this sort of 'formula', for lack of better words, in seasons 1&2 whereby Jim has thugs around his trailer, and Jim has thugs following him, and Jim has thugs beating him up, and framing him, and so on. And because its Garner, we enjoy it all because he pulls it off so well. But truthfully, if it wasn't someone of Garner's stature in the role the show might not hold interest as well, complex plot lines not withstanding. In the third season however, the show is somehow kicked up a notch, and the producers/writers find a way of freshening the series without altering the basic chemistry. The episodes speak for themselves. This is my favorite season so far.

Something that just now came to my attention is that David Chase had heavy involvement with the series! Hadn't been paying close enough attention to notice his writing and producing credits until now. Chase of course is the man who gave us The Sopranos. No wonder the Rockford files was such a great show and holds up so well!

BTW - Has the interior of Jim's trailer been given a makeover for this season? It looks a bit more organized in their now.


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