The Rockford Files: Season 3, Episode 1

The Fourth Man (24 Sep. 1976)

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Jim helps a friend who is being pursued by a hit man.



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Episode cast overview:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Timson Farrell
Lori Jenivan
Richard Stehler
Gretchen Corbett ...
Jack Garner ...
Dianne Harper ...
Candace Howerton ...
Airline Clerk
Barbara Collentine ...


Jim helps a friend who is being pursued by a hit man.

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24 September 1976 (USA)  »

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The building complex used as Lori's apartment building was also used as Arnold Bailey's apartment building on "In Hazard", Margo Adams' apartment building on "The Deep Blue Sleep", Dave Delleroux's apartment building on "A Portrait of Elizabeth", and the Bay City Motel on "Exit Prentiss Carr". See more »


Evelyn 'Angel' Martin: [Rockford's Firebird pulls up in front of a dilapidated bungalow somewhere outside of L.A. He and Angel climb out, Angel talking with enthusiasm] Huh? What do you say? Is this what you asked for? Huh?
[He laughs excitedly]
Jim Rockford: Yeah, perfect... I couldn't have done better myself. How much?
Evelyn 'Angel' Martin: Look at that. You said no neighbors, right? Well, right over here is an empty lot and right on this side is an empty house, huh?
Jim Rockford: All right, Angel, how much?
Evelyn 'Angel' Martin: Listen, I got all the papers here, and all signed legal......
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One paranoid hit man
12 December 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Occasionally Jim Rockford does a pro bono case and usually for a friend. The friend here is airline reservation attendant Sharon Gless who while making a little small talk with a client she's helped before, John McMartin, she says something that gets McMartin on her case and wanting to terminate her. A narrow escape and Gless is on her way to see her friend James Garner.

McMartin has to be one paranoid hit man. Gless doesn't know what he does for a living but when she mentions casually how she took care of a flight to Detroit for him he gets huffy and flustered. Seems as though he did a recent contract there.

I mean really, he should have just ignored it or made a small joke. But McMartin is paranoid and therein lies the episode.

Nothing like having a PI for a friend.

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