Jim gets hired by a diamond smuggler posing as an art dealer causing trouble for Jim with LAPD and other smugglers.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery) (credit only)
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Jim gets hired by a diamond smuggler posing as an art dealer causing trouble for Jim with LAPD and other smugglers.

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13 February 1976 (USA)  »

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Cryder, the Lloyd's of London agent, mentions "English inheritance and English income taxes". Neither would apply. The recovery fee is not part of an estate, so inheritance is not an issue, and since Rockford is not a UK citizen or resident alien, only US income taxes might apply. However, in the US many types of insurance payouts are considered unearned income and therefore not subject to income taxation, and there are also exclusions for income earned from foreign sources by self-employed individuals for which Rockford may qualify, including exemptions for non-wage earnings. See more »

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Jim Rockford: [Rockford is at a restaurant with a Lloyds of London representative discussing his reward for having helped recover stolen diamonds - a case that lead to the breaking of three priceless works of art] Mr. Cryder, I don't want to seem anxious, but I was wondering about my five percent recovery fee?
Cryder: Ohhh yes. I called my people at Lloyds, they agreed.
Jim Rockford: [smiling] Five percent, a million dollars worth of jewellery, that's fifty thousand dollars isn't it?
Cryder: Yes... Unfortunately each of the cormorants was ...
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Feeding Flamingo
8 December 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

A guy who skipped out on paying Jim Rockford's bill is hardly a good recommendation for another man who wants to hire James Garner. But when William Daniels is willing to front half that $200.00 a day plus expenses you can't go wrong. Or can you?

Seems simple enough Garner is to go to an art gallery and bid on a sculpture of what looks like a feeding flamingo. But after a nice get together with Camilla Sparv who was at the auction and drove up the price, Rockford gets attacked in the parking lot and the bird busted in the struggle. A most valuable piece of sculpture lost.

Never mind there are two more says William Daniels and James Garner goes after them. Right around now Garner gets a call from Sgt. Dennis Becker for a heart to heart. There's a lot more involved than a loss to the art world.

Daniels is his exacting and dogmatic self in this role. Given some of the parts he played in I always wondered how Daniels got the chance to play Mr. Feeney, mentor to so many kids in Boy Meets World. Daniels does make it work though, here and in Boy Meets World.

Fans of William Daniels and James Garner should approve and Camilla Sparv is always nice to look at and also not what she appears in this Rockford Files story.


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