The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
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This Case Is Closed 

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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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Warner Jameson
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Susan Jameson
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FBI Agent David Shore
Fred Sadoff ...
Howard Kasanjian
Joseph Della Sorte ...
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Hollis Cotton
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Lt. Larry Pierson
Del Monroe ...
Vic
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Harry
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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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18 October 1974 (USA)  »

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One of just 10 episodes which does not feature Joe Santos as Dennis Becker. See more »

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In the syndicated version of this episode, Jim Rockford's' 74 Firebird Esprit (2 headlights) changes/morphs to a '77 Firebird (4 headlights) repeatedly back and forth from the 5th through the 12 minute of the teleplay. This is due to the addition of stock footage when the episode was converted into a 2-parter for syndication. See more »

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Jim Rockford: This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
Bookie: You really want Shim in the seventh? C'mon, that nag couldn't go a mile on a pickup truck. Call me!
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No one clues him in
8 February 2013 | by 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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