After being conned by friends Jim sets them up to settle the score and save himself.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery) (credit only)
Dennis Becker (credit only)
Christina Marks
Judge Lyman / Inspector DeMartonis
Kenny Hollywood / Frank Rhinehart (as Steve Landesburg)
Victor Sherman
Adrian Lyman
George Memmoli ...
Blast Gillette
Ric Mancini ...
Edward J. Marks
George Greenleaf / Ray Fahasateur


After being conned by friends Jim sets them up to settle the score and save himself.

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7 January 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Kenny Hollywood character played by Steve Landesberg is briefly referred to by name the following season in The Rockford Files: Hotel of Fear (1977). See more »


The whole plot - recouping the money stolen by Eddie Marks (who had a card game Jim was in robbed by masked gunmen) - is based on an impossibility.

Jim only found out about the location of the card game, a short time beforehand, and never mentioned the location of it to anyone, so, unless Jim was followed from his home to the card game, they'd have no idea where the game to 'hit' was at. See more »


Angel Martin: What's a halibut?
Jim Rockford: It's a fish; a bottom feeder.
Angel Martin: [looking over at Kenny] I don't like him.
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hard one to judge
30 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode started out strong, and has a very good cast including Howard Duff, Joan Van Ark(she of the very high eyebrows), Steve Landesberg, and Jack Riley, who you may recognize from Newhart. The biggest qualm was there wasn't that much Jim Rockford, especially the middle of the episode. Although it doesn't happen to me often with this fine show, I wasn't hooked in and it didn't grab my attention like normal; maybe it was because no one was who they seem, and the entire premise just seemed unrealistic to be able to pull off this major ruse. To add to this, Christine(Van Ark)even sells her father out at the end of the show, which seemed very pretentious. Most of this takes place on a shipping port, and there's hardly shots of the trailer or the beach, plus there's no Rocky or Dennis, which always adds flavor. It boils down to Marks(Duff)pulling a con on Jim early on and Jim returns the favor later on, but it was hard seeing Marks as an enemy to root against. I'm sure this won't be a popular review for the big Rockford fans, as I consider myself, but perhaps this episode was a bit too complex for me to get into and there were a few too many characters.

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