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The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play (1996)

An friend of Jim's continues to seek his help for her murdered son, but when she winds up dead not long after an altercation with the mafia man, Jim must must do what it takes to put both her soul and her son's, at rest, himself.

Director:

Stuart Margolin

Writers:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Jim Rockford
Marcia Strassman ... Dr. Trish George
Joe Santos ... Lt. Dennis Becker
David Proval ... Joseph 'Happy' Cartello
Wendy Phillips ... Babs Honeywell
Stefan Gierasch ... Zookie the Bookie
James Luisi ... Capt. Doug Chapman
Gretchen Corbett ... Beth (Davenport) Van Zandt
Molly Hagan ... Trudy Wise
Ivan Sergei ... Corey Honeywell
Jason Bernard ... Leon Martin
Stuart Margolin ... Angel Martin
Jonah Blechman ... Tennison Keats
Kim Murphy ... Melissa Fortner
Gerry Gibson Gerry Gibson ... Critch
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Storyline

An friend of Jim's continues to seek his help for her murdered son, but when she winds up dead not long after an altercation with the mafia man, Jim must must do what it takes to put both her soul and her son's, at rest, himself.

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los nuevos casos de Rockford: Los amigos juegan sucio See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Even though Pete Carpenter, who co-composed themes and many episode scores for The Rockford Files (1974) and other TV series with Mike Post, passed away in 1987, he is still credited with Post on this and the rest of the Rockford Files TV movies. See more »

Quotes

Policeman: Joseph 'Happy' Cartello? You want to file assault charges?
Jim Rockford: You're damn right. Assault and battery, public endangerment, illegal parking, grinnig hideously in public. You make the list, I'll sign it.
Babs Honeywell: So I'll sign the complaint, too, I'm a witness.
Jim Rockford: No you won't; don't need you on the complaint, I'm plenty.
Nurse Marylou: Might leave a little scare, but it's mostly in a wrinkle, so it shouldn't show too much.
[attending to the cut on Rockford's face, in the hospital]
Jim Rockford: My modeling agent is going to be crazed.
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Connections

Follows The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits... (1996) See more »

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huh (weird or wot) ?
12 February 2012 | by score-10See all my reviews

If not an actual sly spoof, was this meant to be some sort of dark 'send up' of either the series itself, the genre or even America, albeit in keeping with Garner's most liked/successful screen persona from the original 'Maverick' TV westerns on to the original 'Rockford' series ? (Perhaps Garner never made the top tier of 'action' or 'tough guy' actors with his pals Eastwood & Willis because his humorous and gentlemanly streak/side/leanings do not quite fit the taste of filmgoing America) Otherwise, unless US civilisation was actually even sicker or weirder in the 90s than suggested by CNN, this episode/movie featuring a pill-popping black-belt gang boss, psycho sex- and crime- crazed kids, an unwordly saint and wacko cops was just too far overboard or 'over the top' and did not capture the original series premise or magic as straight detective drama with (sometimes cynical) humour; at least one crime scene was needlessly graphic too.

This (presumably absurd) episode disappointed and did not entertain this nonAmerican fan of the original 70s series


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