The cases of an easy-going ex-convict turned private investigator.
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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
James Garner ...  Jim Rockford 119 episodes, 1974-1980
Noah Beery Jr. ...  Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford 118 episodes, 1974-1980
Joe Santos ...  Dennis Becker 109 episodes, 1974-1980
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James Garner stars as the offbeat Jim Rockford, an ex-con-turned-private-investigator who would rather fish than fight but whose instinct on closed cases is more golden than his classic Pontiac Firebird. From his mobile home in Malibu, this wisecracking private eye takes you on the cases of the lost and the dispossessed, chasing down seemingly long-dead clues in the sun-baked streets and seamy alleys of Los Angeles.

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In 1975, the theme song peaked at number 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 list of the top 100 songs based on radio airplay frequency, and record sales. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series Rockford's trailer, parked in a parking lot, has electricity and running water, yet there is no evidence of a power line or plumbing attached to the unit. What's more,it often changed position, alternating with it sometimes being parked parallel to the beach and sometimes perpendicular to it. See more »

Quotes

Marcus Hayes: You have a hair-trigger, Mr.Finch.
Gandolph Finch: That's right, mouth... and you're sitting on the edge of a big disaster.
Marcus Hayes: I like him Jimmy. He's got pluck.
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Crazy Credits

The credits for guest stars, writers and other upper-level crew did not always appear right away, sometimes appearing as late as ten minutes into the episode. See more »

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Referenced in High Fidelity (2000) See more »

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Very, very, very good television
28 July 2001 | by Gregster-5See all my reviews

I recall seeing one of the first episodes when it aired in October '74, and not being that impressed. In the end, I was hooked on this gentle but deceptively captivating series. It sums up what is best about episodic television when a good cast, writers and production crew gets together. Garner is perfect for the role doing his "everyman" schtick. His comedic ability is also put to very good use (the later episodes with "Lance White" - Tom Selleck - are just soo funny, as Garner is always left eating dust!). The supporting roles are also extremely well filled. Simply extremely good television that everyone involved can feel proud of.


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27 March 1974 (USA) See more »

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Jim Rockford, Private Investigator See more »

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