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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

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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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

Because James Garner's original production company, Cherokee Productions ceased operations after1980, due to Garner's lawsuit with Universal Studios, Garner formed a new production company to produce the 1990's Rockford movies. The name of the new production company was MGB Productions. MGB was a British-made sports coupé, manufactured by MG, fitting in with Mr Garners love of automobile, and also fit in nicely with the names the initials stand for; "M" for Meta Rosenberg, "G" for James Garner,, and "B" for Juanita Bartlett. Meta Rosenberg was his long-time agent/producer, who also directed a few episodes of the original series. Juanita Bartlett was also a long time writer, producer during production of The Rockford Files (1974), who started writing for Garner shows all the way back during Nichols (1971). See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Garner and Harrold enjoy morning-after glow in his father's cabin, she wistfully notes, "You hear that one bird, the high one? It goes exactly every 17 seconds." It's a 50 second scene with one irrelevant edit, and the bird sings only 4 times (around her observation), at 14-, 12-, and 10-second intervals. 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 »

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(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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Outstanding
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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