The Rockford Files: Season 4, Episode 21

The House on Willis Avenue (24 Feb. 1978)

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When a fellow P.I. is killed on the Ventura freeway, Jim and Richie Brockelman team up to find out if it really was an accident.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Garth McGregor
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Al Steever
Philip Sterling ...
County Supervisor Tom Nardoni
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B.J. Anderson
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Joseph Tooley
Irene Tedrow ...
Mary Tooley
Lou Krugman ...
Sam Detonis
Brett Hadley ...
Computer Operator
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Mr. Davis
Nancy Conrad ...
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When a fellow P.I. is killed on the Ventura freeway, Jim and Richie Brockelman team up to find out if it really was an accident.

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In this episode it is established that Richie Brockleman is 22. See more »

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When the microphone in Joe Tooley's office is activated by Rockford's entry, it is labeled 35679KLM. When the agent reports it, he says "35679KLW." 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.
Operator: Good morning! This is the telephone company. Due to repairs we're giving you advanced notice that your service will be cut off indefinitely at ten o'clock. That's two minute from now...
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Disclaimer before end credits: "Secret information centers, building dossiers on individuals exist today. You have no legal right to know about them, prevent them, or sue for damages. Our liberty may well be the price we pay for permitting this to continue unchecked. Member, U.S. Privacy Protection Commission" See more »

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Joe Tooley had loyal friends
21 June 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I don't think any television series introduced so many wonderful characters to the viewing public as did The Rockford Files. Even in a brief appearance Paul Fix who mentored James Garner in the private eye business gets himself killed when he gets to deep into something he does not understand, he's got both Jim Rockford and Richie Brockelman to back him up. As Sam Spade said quite eloquently, when your partner is killed you're supposed to do something about it. How much more true for a mentor.

It's quite a caper that Garner and Dennis Dugan jump into. An LA county supervisor is under the thumb of a conglomerate planning to build a giant computer complex for storage of information for nefarious purposes. Jackie Cooper is putting the thing together, but Philip Sterling the supervisor stands in the way until he's blackmailed. Another supervisor Howard Hesseman is fighting a rear guard action.

Pernell Roberts plays Cooper's muscle, but in a really memorable role is Simon Oakland who is yet another private eye trying to muscle in on the action to wherever it leads. He has a memorable confrontation with Garner and Dugan.

This together with the usual Rockford Files regulars makes up for a memorable episode.


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