Handsome, charmed PI Lance White may speak lines that sound like they're from a 1940s B movie, but everyone is so attracted to him they hang on his every word. That is everyone except Jim.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Jason Evers ...
Brad Davies
Frank Christi ...
Vincent (as Frank R. Christi)
James Luisi ...
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Meyer Ziegler
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Armand Teasedale
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Augusto DePalma
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Tuner Watson
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Manolo
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Veronica Teasedale
Carolyn Calcote ...
Angela
Julienne Wells ...
Bell LaBelle
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Handsome, charmed PI Lance White may speak lines that sound like they're from a 1940s B movie, but everyone is so attracted to him they hang on his every word. That is everyone except Jim.

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Bob Hastings does the answering machine gag at the beginning of the show. See more »

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Jim Rockford: [Referring to an unsolicited tip just received] It hasn't occurred to you this is a trap?
Lance White: [laughing] A trap? C'mon Jim, I doubt that.
Jim Rockford: I can't explain why you're still walkin' around. It's not gonna last long. You're naive, Lance, you really are! Ya hafta be cynical, you have to question things. You can't take someone named "Belle LaBelle" on face value! What's her angle, huh? Who's payroll is she on? You find out the answers to those things and then you start moving fast and crooked. You go ...
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Referenced in The Rockford Files: Nice Guys Finish Dead (1979) See more »

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Rockford at His Best
18 August 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

One of the all time best episodes of the series and one that got Tom Selleck his role on "Magnum". When Rockford is hired to help recover the missing daughter of a millionaire industrialist, he finds himself saddled with private investigator Lance White (Tom Selleck). White is just the opposite of Rockford--successful, smooth, admired by cops and women of all descriptions. In fact his whole life and investigatory style seems to be something right out of a TV show or a detective novel...which of course drives Rockford crazy with aggravation. This is a terrific episode and features great performances not only by Garner and Selleck, but the entire supporting staff, as well as the director (watch the way he shoots the scene where Chapman questions White--true "Dragnet" framing!). White was such a popular character they brought him back for another episode before he went on to do "Magnum".


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