A minor league football player drags Jim into his troubles.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery) (credit only)
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Dick Butkus
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Milt Kogan ...
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Sharon Cintron ...
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Gene Tyburn ...
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Barbara Flicker ...
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A minor league football player drags Jim into his troubles.

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The marquee on the drive-in theater that Jim (James Garner) and Angel (Stuart Margolin) drive into shows that the movies playing are "Once Is Not Enough" starring Kirk Douglas and "The Gambler starring James Caan. Stuart Margolin has a supporting role in "The Gambler". See more »

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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 »

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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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Rockford and the Meathead
4 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Chances are if a Rockford episode revolves around a sports theme, it'll be a solid one, and this one is no exception. Rob Reiner(All in the Family)makes an entertaining guest appearance as a professional quarterback named Larry "King" Sturtevant, although he looks more like he belongs in a beer league. Reiner seems to have had a blast, as he's out of character from the much more heralded Meathead, and had decent chemistry with James Garner. It turns out that he picked Rockford's name from the phone book, and his plan all along is to pretend that he gave Jim these recorded tapes of mob leaders, who obviously want them returned. Poor Jim knows nothing about the tapes, although he gets his trailer trashed, and gets arrested for a murder he didn't commit, and he's steaming at Larry, understandably so. It boils down to the mob being after both of the men, and once again, Angel(who is great again)gets involved, as long as the price is right. Wayne Tippit is solid as Agent Shore, who bangs heads with Jim, but Rockford usually calls his bluff; Beth has a few good scenes getting Jim out of jail, Dennis is Dennis(good thing), and look for a cameo by hall of famer Dick Butkus at a pool party. Also, look for the famous J-Turn by the Firebird, which is always a treat. After numerous attempts, Larry finally reveals that the important tapes were left with a female friend near the pool party, and even though a few goons with guns follow Jim and Larry, they do make a daring escape, as a portion of one of the tapes is played over a speaker just outside the pool just moments before Dennis and the cops arrest the goons. I would recommend this episode mainly for the quirky performance of Reiner, and how he, Angel, and Rockford work together, although not always on the same page.


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