Private investigator Jim Rockford is hired by a beautiful young woman to solve the murder of her father, a homeless man found beneath a pier two months earlier. The killing was never solved by the police.
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It's been noted that Rockford's Yellow Pages ad conspicuously lacks a phone number. This might have been a proofreading error that got past Rockford as the paying advertiser, but what is equally odd is that when Mrs Elias (Nita Talbot) talks on the phone to Dr. Seelman, he specifically notes that Rockford's business card has no address. He doesn't say if there is a phone number on the card. See more
In the gunfight scene with the airplane, Jim Rockford (James Garner) uses his non-dominant hand grasping his dominant wrist to steady his revolver. This is a common handgun handling error in many TV series of the time.
Experienced shooters do not hold their handguns that way two-handed. They hold them with the fingers of the non-dominant hand around fingers of their dominant hand with the non-dominant thumb next to the dominant thumb. See more
You know what's wrong with karate Jerry? It's based on the ridiculous assumption that the other guy will fight fair.
Syndicated repeats are split into two parts, with an alternate opening sequence that features the series' title card over a shot of Rockford's mobile home with the answering machine message, regarding Lt. Chapman's birthday, playing in the background. This opening removes any shots of Noah Beery as he does not appear in the episode. See more
Referenced in The Nice Guys