The Rockford Files: Season 1, Episode 6

This Case Is Closed (18 Oct. 1974)

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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.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Warner Jameson
Susan Jameson
Fred Sadoff ...
Howard Kasanjian
Joseph Della Sorte ...
Torrance Beck
Hollis Cotton
Eddie Fontaine ...
Lt. Larry Pierson
Del Monroe ...
Jude Farese ...
Bartender (as Stu Nisbet)
Geoffrey Land ...


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.

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Jim Rockford's California Private Investigator License is seen up close in this episode, number 463025, and lists him as "Height: 6' Weight: 195 Age: 37." Interestingly, James Garner's height in real life is 6'2", and at the time this episode was broadcast, he was 46 years old. Since there is no issue date on the license, there is no way of knowing when Jim Rockford was actually age 37. 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 »


Jim Rockford: I don't know what's goin' on, but believe me I don't want any trouble.
Torrance Beck: You already got trouble. The only question is whether you're going to wake up tomorrow breathing air or dirt.
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No one clues him in
8 February 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Joseph Cotten and Sharon Gless are the guest stars in this expanded 90 minute Rockford Files episode where poor James Garner is left in the dark almost to the end in terms of just what is going on. Cotten and Gless are father and daughter, rich father and rich daughter that is.

Gless is about to be married to a man who never has a word of dialog, but who is described in great detail by Cotten and Gless. Of course their assessments are radically different. Cotten wants his prospective son-in-law investigated as a more than concerned father as the episode reveals.

The very minute Rockford starts poking around though he gets totally stonewalled and given lots of persuasion to be discouraged, the Feds, some gangsters, the Newark Police because Cotten suspects the man originated from Newark, all of them don't help a bit. In fact they're downright unfriendly.

At one point though I didn't see why James McEachin representing the FBI should not have just clued Rockford in as to what he was getting involved in. I won't because you might want to see the episode to find out. I think some will guess, still though it's not a bad Rockford Files show.

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