A minor league football player drags Jim into his troubles.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery) (credit only)
Gretchen Corbett ...
Dick Butkus
Wayne Tippit ...
Milt Kogan ...
Sharon Cintron ...
Gene Tyburn ...
Barbara Flicker ...
TV Coordinator
J. Jay Saunders ...
Agent Prizer
Mary Angela Shea ...
Lisa (as Mary Angela)


A minor league football player drags Jim into his troubles.

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16 January 1976 (USA)  »

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The chase through the drive-in theater took place at the Pickwick Drive-In in Burbank which was torn down about ten years later and replaced with a Von's Pavilions and a shopping center. Garner clearly is having a great time driving through the drive-in. See more »


When the hitmen in the black sedan follow Rockford and Sturtevant, one of the hitmen puts a silencer on a revolver. A silencer works by muzzling the gases released from the detonating propellant, which reduces the amount of noise and visible muzzle flash generated by firing. Silencers are typically constructed of a metal cylinder with internal mechanisms to reduce the sound of firing by slowing the escaping propellant gas, which would be impossible on a revolver, since the propellant gas can escape in any direction from the open revolving cylinder. See more »


Larry 'King' Sturtevant: [at police HQ where Rockford is being held on suspicion of murder, thanks to a football player from a minor league whom no one has ever heard of] And then I held him at, ah, gunpoint for ten, fifteen minutes, and then you guys showed up.
[he nods his head at Beth, who is staring at him blankly]
Larry 'King' Sturtevant: Hi.
[he turns back to Becker grinning]
Larry 'King' Sturtevant: Will you take a look at her! She's so starstruck she's speechless!
Police Det. Dennis Becker: [ignores that comment] Is that everything? The whole statement?
Larry 'King' Sturtevant: Yeah, yeah thats it.
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References Once Is Not Enough (1975) See more »

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GOOF: "The horse could be OUT OF Secretariat..."
1 May 2011 | by (California) – See all my reviews

At the beginning of the episode, Angel is describing a scam involving a fake thoroughbred pedigree for a foal. Angel says "The horse could be out of Secretariat. That's not impossible, is it?" In fact, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE.

In thoroughbred terms, a foal is BY a sire (a stallion/male horse), and OUT OF a dam (a mare/female horse). So although a foal could be BY Secretariat, it is impossible for a foal to ever be OUT OF Secretariat.

But that "goof" aside, "The No-Cut Contract" is a very entertaining episode of The Rockford Files. Even the supporting cast in this episode is exceptional, with NFL great Dick Butkus; Wayne Tippit who plays Agent Dan Shore not only in this episode, but in two other notable episodes of Rockford files, including a touching tribute to Gretchen Corbett's Beth Davenport in "A Portrait of Elizabeth"; and Milt Kogan, who plays various characters in other Rockford episodes, including Angel's brother-in-law Aaron in "The Empty Frame."

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