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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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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A Different File
23 September 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

This episode is particularly interesting because of the differences between it and most episodes of the series. Right from the top, there is a different camera shot across the desk as the phone machine takes the incoming message. The cards and picture of Rocky are there, but the shot is hand held and wider than the one we usually see. After Jim's trailer is trashed, he asks Rocky to clean it up for him. But in a line written more for Robert Donley's characterization of Rocky in the pilot, Jim then asks: "how much is it gonna cost me?" Noah Berry Jr. immediately answers with all the warmth and love he brought to the role saying "Oh go on, I'm still your father, I ain't gonna charge you!" In one little moment we see how much better this show is with the right man playing Rocky. In other small changes, Rockford's trailer is parked in a different lot than the usual Paradise cove location we're used to seeing and its photographed differently on the outside--the trailer door now faces to the north rather than the south. Okay, maybe these differences aren't all that interesting to you, but they were to me!

The episode itself is rather solid with Joseph Cotton making a wonderful arrogant client for Rockford. It's too bad he did not return to the series. It originally aired as a 90 minute movie. The syndication version cuts it up into two episodes.


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