Rockford is hired to find a missing woman, only to discover that she is also being sought by a New York crime family.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
James Luisi ...
Leslie Charleson ...
Patsy Fossler
Michael Kelly
George Loros ...
Luke Andreas ...
James Coleman ...
Officer Haydu
Luis Delgado ...
Charles Parks ...
Officer Drum
Jason Ledger ...
Sgt. Salcedo
Bob Peterson ...


Rockford is hired to find a missing woman, only to discover that she is also being sought by a New York crime family.

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11 March 1977 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Patsy tells Rockford she is no longer interested in marrying her fiancé, Rockford responds by saying, "Tricia's wedding didn't cause this big of a stir." He is talking about Patricia Nixon's White House wedding. This was also a bit of an inside joke as Leslie Charleson bears a striking resemblance to Tricia Nixon. See more »


When Lianne visits Jim's trailer after he's been jumped by Anthony Boy and Syl, we see that the phone has been knocked off of the hook. While Jim and Lianne talk, the phone rings and Jim answers it without having hung up the extension. See more »


Peggy Becker: Just what is a buff?
Dennis Becker: [looking uncomfortable] Buff? Well... well, it's a citizen who is uh, fascinated by police work. Like, you know, people who are into CB radios and Broadway shows. These people are "buffs" as we call them. They like to spend time around the station house, get to know the fellas, sorta hang out...
Peggy Becker: [not looking amused] Dennis, that's not a buff, that's a groupie!
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References Mildred Pierce (1945) See more »

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Mob pillow talk
7 January 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Jon Cypher an attorney from New York hires Jim Rockford to locate his missing fiancé Leslie Charleson who has got a bad case of jitters and has run away. Charleson has every right to have jitters, she's heard way too much about family business from this consigliere and now she has to be dealt with.

Sad to say that when James Garner finds out what he's really been hired for he's in it up to his neck. Out of concern, but also necessity he's got to rescue Charleson and put her on ice until he can figure a move.

It all might go a lot more smoothly if police buff/groupie Joyce Van Patten doesn't stop interfering. She's attached herself to Joe Santos and that has the Becker family in an uproar.

Van Patten really is a wonder, she's one interesting head case as a woman with no life who lives vicariously. Think she's bad here, wait till you see here at work in Part 2.

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