Jim travels to Newark, and draws the attention of organized crime and the FBI. The FBI is protecting Jim's target because he is a former federal witness. The target is found dead, and Jim's client has some explaining to do.
Did You Know?
The Rockford Files was renowned for attracting and for casting some of the best (and more expensive) guest stars throughout its run. This episode is no exception, with Joseph Cotten
and Sharon Gless
, however, the producers got off somewhat easily with the casting of Gless, which cost the show very little in comparison to most well known stars, since Gless was already under contract to Universal, as a "contract player." In 1974, the year this episode was filmed and broadcast, Gless had a newly signed ten year Universal Studios (one of three "The Rockford Files" production companies) contract, and by 1982, she was the last remaining studio "contract player" in American film/television history. See more
An American flag can be seen in the background of the F.B.I office. (38Min 50sec into part 2), It is oddly colored with dark red in place of the blue field and rust color for the red stripes, possibly a prop flag from the black and white days when odd colors were substituted to make the grey-scale image look more natural. See more
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You really want Shim in the seventh? C'mon, that nag couldn't go a mile on a pickup truck. Call me!