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The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best (1996)

Out for an evening of fun, Jim finds Dennis' son homeless on the street. After giving him some money, lining up an apartment, and getting him a job, Jim soon finds out, as well as much to ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jim Rockford
... Scotty Becker
... Lt. Dennis Becker
... Ian Levin
... Peggy Becker
Victor Aaron ... Mercer Pinetree
... Katinka
... Elizabetta Fama
... Lt. Gencher
... Angel Martin
Al Mancini ... Don Gaetano
... Toothless Bob
Julian Reyes ... Raimondo
Gerry Gibson ... Critch
... Head Chef
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Out for an evening of fun, Jim finds Dennis' son homeless on the street. After giving him some money, lining up an apartment, and getting him a job, Jim soon finds out, as well as much to Dennis' dismay, that there is more wrong with Scotty than simply being on hard luck. Written by Justin Boggan

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Los nuevos casos de Rockford: El padrino lo sabe todo  »

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The fourth of eight "Rockford Files" reunion TV movies. See more »

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Scotty Becker: Dad, Jim, you're hardwired to this dualism thing. Mom, you too. Good, bad, pain, pleasure, it's all one; are not this prison and Temple equally conducive to sitting and meditating?
[after getting out of jail, still dressed like a Buddhist monk]
Jim Rockford: You might find sitting a bit mroe painful in prison...
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Jimbo tries to help Dennis and Peggy's son
7 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

"Godfather Knows Best" is another TV movie featuring The Rockford Files cast, this one also from 1996.

Rockford is dismayed to find that his godson, Dennis and Peggy Becker's son Scott (Damian Chapa) is homeless. He rents him a room for a month -- and guess who the building manager is - Angel - and finds him a job at a restaurant. Scott, it turns out, has a few problems, and Dennis is in denial.

Not long after getting the room, Scotty sublets it and moves into a Buddhist colony.

When a famous fashion designer, Elizabetta Fama (Barbara Carrera) is found murdered, Scott comes under suspicion since she apparently helped him out a couple of times. In fact, her father, a Sicilian don, comes to the U.S. to find out who is responsible, even though he's a dying man. Jim, meanwhile, doesn't think that Elizabetta's arrogant husband (Maxwell Caulfield) is exactly blameless.

A bounty hunter is after Scott for a reward and thinks Rockford knows where he is.

Good movie, with Pat Finley on hand again as Dennis' wife, and Joe Santos and Stuart Margolin repeating their roles as Dennis and Angel.

This isn't the best of the Rockford Files films, but again, with wonderful acting, cast, and dialogue, it's delightful to watch.


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