After a quiet fishing trip, Rockford is tricked into taking over a fellow PI's case involving alleged Police misconduct, which lands him in the hospital, hounded by a beautiful reporter, ...
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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 »
The famed P.I. works to uncover facts of the death of a wealthy socialite whose two grown children are accused of murdering her. Complicating matters are Rockford's omnipresent "friend" ... See full summary »
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 »
Emma is a divorced woman with a teen-aged son who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the widowed town druggist who steers business her way. Things ... See full summary »
In 1914, Nichols, a soldier, sick of killing, returns to his Arizona hometown, named after his family, and is strong-armed into serving as Sheriff by the Ketcham clan, who run the area. ... See full summary »
Set in Sweetwater, Arizona in the 1880s with solid citizen Bret owning a ranch and part of the Red Ox Saloon. Stable cast with varying stories, often centered on conflict between the ambitious sheriff and everyone else.
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.
After a quiet fishing trip, Rockford is tricked into taking over a fellow PI's case involving alleged Police misconduct, which lands him in the hospital, hounded by a beautiful reporter, and out of favor with the entire Police Deapartment. Meanwhile Angel tries to cash in on the publicity by selling a movie about Rockford's life.Written by
The character John Amos plays, named 'Booker Hutch', is, in fact, Gandolph Fitch, played by Isaac Hayes in 3 episodes of the series. Though the name is never said, an article (which can clearly be seen) about the friendship between Rockford and Gandolph/Booker clearly says this, but, it displays the name 'Gandolph' in hyphens - as if it were a nickname. Usually, a characters name (when it appears in 2 or more related shows) is changed to avoid paying royalties, but in this case, many actors and the character(s) they played (esp. those paying a lead role) during the series' run have been brought back in these Rockford movies to rekindle memories (in fact, a character who's name was also used in the same episode's title - Aura Lee, from the episode, The Rockford Files: Aura Lee, Farewell (1975) - is used in the last film as the name of the crisis centre Rita volunteers at). Also, since it's a different actor, entirely, it makes the reason this was done odder. Odder still, is the fact that Denise Nicholas, who plays Leddy Hutch - Gandolph/Booker's wife (here) is supposed to be - sigh - the character Dionne Warwick played, (Theda Moran/Best), in the episode, The Rockford Files: Second Chance (1977). See more »
Although the title references the Golden Pagoda, the name of the place is Gold Pagoda. See more »
Jim Garner appears to have realised that he is most fondly remembered for Maverick and The Rockford Files; being a bit old for frontier fun, he's regressed to his detective incarnation, which debuted in a 1974 TV movie. In this, the seventh in a recent spate of Rockford TV movies, he helps a chum investigate two shady cops suspected of vice offences. One imagines he might have a mobile phone now, so you don't have to leave him a message.
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