The Rockford Files: Season 3, Episode 2

The Oracle Wore a Cashmere Suit (1 Oct. 1976)

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Jim Rockford finds himself getting unwanted attention from the media and police when an popular psychic fingers him as having important information on the disappearance of two people.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Roman Clementi
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Ray Ochoa
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Jim Rockford finds himself getting unwanted attention from the media and police when an popular psychic fingers him as having important information on the disappearance of two people.

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solid, if nothing else
7 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The episode begins on a very good note, as we get a great shot of Jim's trailer on the beach on a beautiful sunny California morning. Right away we witness a supposed psychic expert who's helping police look for clues in the sand for a recent murder, and naturally a grounded Rockford thinks this guy's a fraud. Throughout much of this segment, Jim basically mocks this guy named Roman Clementi, and rolls his eyes and makes funny facial gestures, even though Becker and Chapman seem to think the guy is pretty good at finding clues anyway. Without divulging too much detail(too lazy)about the plot, there's $80,000 on the loose, druggies abound, Jim getting beat up again, and nice scenes with Rocky. A funny moment is when Rocky confuses ESP with SEP when referring to Clementi helping him locate his plumb bob(whatever that is); another funny moment is Jim sitting on his sunglasses accidentally in his Firebird. Rockford and Clementi seemed to have good chemistry together, and apparently the actor who played the latter has appeared in many other episodes.

Perhaps the only moment I wasn't thrilled with was how easy Barry, the record producer, admits to the killings because of jealousy. Seemed to rush things with an easy ending, which I don't always prefer.


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