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The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime (1996)

Jim Rockford runs across an old flame, only to find that her cousin and his connections to the Russian Mob will put them all in great danger.

Director:

David Chase

Writers:

Stephen J. Cannell (created by), David Chase | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Jim Rockford
Kathryn Harrold ... Megan Dougherty Adams
Joe Santos ... Lt. Dennis Becker
Bryan Cranston ... Patrick Dougherty
Vladimir Skomarovsky ... Gennady Koblets
Ramy Zada ... Festa
Richard Kiley ... Frank Dougherty
Stuart Margolin ... Angel Martin
Ilia Volok ... Boris
Lena Zhanik ... Ykaterina (as Elena De'Burdo)
Grace Una Grace Una ... Molly
Johnny Williams ... Johnny Zeps
Jack Garner Jack Garner ... Captain McEnroe
Lyndsay Riddell Lyndsay Riddell ... Young Josie
John Christian Graas John Christian Graas ... Daniel
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Storyline

Laid-back private eye Jim Rockford and his brown Pontiac Firebird become embroiled in another case when he runs across an old flame, blind psychologist Megan. Her no-good playboy cousin Patrick is involved with the Russian Mob, which puts everyone's life in danger. The weary Rockford must also deal with his old friend Angel, who is painting Jim's trailer to work off a debt. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Rockford rekindles a hot romance and faces some ruthless stone-cold killers.


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Trivia

Patrick Dougherty, listing his clients, includes "the writing team of Frolov and Schneider." This is an inside hello to Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider who had very recently worked with writer/producer/director David Chase on the series Northern Exposure (1990). See more »

Goofs

A flashback scene, explicitly stated to be set during Easter weekend 1971, shows party-goers listening to "(I Know) I'm Losing You" as performed by Rod Stewart. Easter weekend that year was Friday, April 9 through Sunday, April 11; Stewart's recording of "(I Know) I'm Losing You" was not issued in any format until appearing as a track on his album "Every Picture Tells A Story" on May 28, 1971. See more »

Quotes

Evelyn 'Angel' Martin: Boy, you got some brass p-pitts makin' a friend work off a promissory note.
[pressure washing Jim's place]
Jim Rockford: You think I wouldn't rather have a qualified painter?
Evelyn 'Angel' Martin: I had to have some periodontal work done, okay? Some I happen to be one of the eighteen million people unemployed right now, without a safety net. What am I supposed to do? Let the teeth rot?
Jim Rockford: You don't have a safety net because you haven't worked for Wrigley Brothers or any other kind of gainful employment for over ten years.
Evelyn 'Angel' Martin: With my ...
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Connections

Follows The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

(I Know) I'm Losing You
(uncredited)
Written by Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland and Cornelius Grant
Performed by The Faces
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Not the best of the TV movies...
11 June 2019 | by NellsFlickersSee all my reviews

I never liked any of the Rockford episodes involving a love interest of any kind for Rockford. The same goes for the later TV movies. Less than stellar acting by the leading lady, weak plot, slow going. If you decide to skip any of the TV movies, skip this one.


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USA

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Release Date:

18 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rockford Files: Night Fishing See more »

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