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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Garth McGregor
Al Steever
County Supervisor Tom Nardoni
B.J. Anderson
Joe Tooley
Russell Thorson ...
Arthur Kenner
Hank Brandt ...
Mr. Davis
Irene Tedrow ...
Mrs. Tooley


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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24 February 1978 (USA)  »

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A mention of Chase Food products is a reference to producer David Chase. See more »


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 »


Richie Brockelman: You know, I've been thinking, Mr. Rockford, that if you want my opinion, we may be barking up the wrong tree.
Jim Rockford: [nursing his shot gun wound] We're sure getting some strong feedback from the wrong tree.
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A(nother) great Rockford, whose very irksome 'Brockleman' is its only down-point
27 August 2015 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

The House On Willis Avenue I think is not only a good episode, but, considering when it was made, it foresaw by approximately 30+ years the kind of invasive practices which our modern lives are constantly under, a very important episode.

The only negative thing I can say, is the appearance of 'Richie Brockleman.' This episode's believed by many, to be a back-door introduction of the character 'Richie Brockleman,' and whenever Mr. Dugan (who plays - annoyingly - Brockleman), is on-camera, where he acts like nails-on-a-blackboard, my concentration is shot. I'm stuck between being highly bothered by his incessant babbling, about utterly unrelated topics, as well as his 'gee- whiz, golly-willickers' put-on naievté, that I can't focus on those nuggets which might be revealed in amongst his bleating. Brockleman gets irritating very fast, and as this episode is twice the length of a standard episode, this means, it gets hard to watch - just due to him - very early on.

Which makes watching an episode which, as I said, has a really interesting, topical plot - years ahead of its time, all the more infuriating.

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