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The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime (1996)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

David Chase

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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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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

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English | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

18 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rockford Files: Night Fishing See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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

It is clearly established in dialogue several times (as well as in a flashback sequence) that the character of Megan Dougherty was 15 in 1971. This would have made the character 22 years old -- yet somehow already a fully qualified Ph.D. psychiatrist with a long-established, thriving practice -- when she first appeared in the 1978 Rockford Files episode The Rockford Files: Black Mirror: Part 1. See more »

Quotes

Jim Rockford: There's no shortage of fools at Harvard. Especially Harvard.
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Connections

Follows The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

(I Know) I'm Losing You
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Written by Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland and Cornelius Grant
Performed by The Faces
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23 August 2018 | by educatingbenSee all my reviews

This Rockford come back is the best of the eight. It plays like a motion picture with a beginning, a middle, and an ending. You don't need to have been a Rockford fan or to have seen an episode of the original series to enjoy this teleplay.


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