The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
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The Great Blue Lake Land and Development Company 

When his car breaks down in a small town Jim leaves $10,000 in a land company's safe. The next morning the money - and the man who locked the money up - are gone. When the man turns up dead the sheriff thinks Rockford did it.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Dennis Becker (credit only)
Richard B. Shull ...
Fast Harry DeNova
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Walter Hart
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Sheriff Mitchell
Mary Ann Chinn ...
Billie Carlton
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Paul Tanner (as Bob Hastings)
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Ray Girardin ...
Murray Johnson
Bartine Burkett ...
Mildred Jensen (as Bartine Zane)
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When his car breaks down in a small town Jim leaves $10,000 in a land company's safe. The next morning the money - and the man who locked the money up - are gone. When the man turns up dead the sheriff thinks Rockford did it.

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17 October 1975 (USA)  »

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The answering machine of director Lawrence Doheny calls Rockford's answering machine in the opening titles. Doheny is referred to as "Larry Doheny". See more »

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The bail bond money Jim was transporting was ten $1,000 bills. Denominations over $100 were no longer issued after 1969 and were not often found in circulation by 1974. 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.
Caller: Hello Jim Rockford's machine, this is Larry Doheny's machine. Will you please have your master call my master at his convenience. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
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Lake of Sand
8 November 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Car trouble makes Jim Rockford have to stop in the town of Colson overnight. He locks up $10,000 in cash in a safe at a real estate office. When he returns the next morning, there's no sign of his money or the guy who locked it up. Nobody seems to know him. He seems to have never existed. The Sheriff is suspicious that Rockford is trying to pull some sort of con and tries to run him out of town. But Rockford is not leaving without his money.

He recruits Rocky and another old prison buddy, con man Harry Danova (Richard B. Shull) to try and run a con get back his cash (ten thousand dollar bills--which they don't make anymore!). Rockford discovers the real estate company is running it's own scam, selling worthless desert land to retirees who dream of retirement homes on a lake.

Highlights include the appearance of "Mchale's Navy" co-star Bob Hastings as a real estate goon, an appearance by silent film actress Bartine Zane (Burkett) and a scene where Rockford engineers an escape from jail. It's a really enjoyable and intriguing episode.

One note though: Stuart Margolin is NOT in this story.


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