The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
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A fashion model friend of Jim is found dead on the ground below her balcony. The police believe it's suicide, but having gotten a desperate phone call from her, Jim believes it's murder.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Dennis Becker
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W.K. Stratton ...
Police Sgt. Frank Dusenberg
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Sophia
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Bancroft
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Luigi (as Christopher De Rose)
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Carol
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Monty
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Margo
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A fashion model friend of Jim is found dead on the ground below her balcony. The police believe it's suicide, but having gotten a desperate phone call from her, Jim believes it's murder.

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5 January 1979 (USA)  »

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In the scene where Rockford confronts Masters while impersonating a funeral director, Masters steps into a new Porsche 928. The 928 was Porsche's first V8 powered production car, introduced in 1978. See more »

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When Rockford first meets Mr. Masters in the mansion and they are standing at the base of the stairs, a boom mic is visible sweeping across the paneling when Mr. Masters turns to walk further down the stairs. 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.
John Cooper: [beeep] Jim, Coop. I'm at that address you wrote down for that poker game tonight. This is a gas station, it's closed, there's no one around and now my car is stalled! You gotta call me at four six six
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The only two who believe they're connected
2 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

The posh world of the fashion industry is the setting for this Rockford Files Story. James Garner is Jim Rockford's client in this episode where he does not believe that his friend Chris Palmer did a dive off her motel balcony in a suicide. No, not after she called Rockford and said she was in big trouble.

Palmer was a working model, but another big leader in the industry was shot to death. Too much of a coincidence for Rockford to believe the deaths were not connected. Too much of a coincidence also for Palmer's friend Erin Gray who is a former model, but not in the business.

Garner's investigation takes him to a boutique owned by Marisa Pavan with some sexy leather boys as security, a Versace like designer played by a most flamboyant Rene Auberjonois and a banker/loan shark played by Howard Witt. It all connects.

Connecting is the big problem. Only Garner and Erin Gray believe the murder and the murder the cops are calling suicide are connected.

Do you doubt that they're persistence pays off?


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