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The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda (1997)

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, ... See full summary »

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Tony Wharmby

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Jim Rockford
John Amos ... Booker Hutch
Joe Santos ... Lt. Dennis Becker
Isabel Glasser ... Brianne Lambert
Conrad Janis ... Harvey
Dan Lauria ... Commander Gage
Denise Nicholas ... Leddy Hutch
Moira Walley-Beckett ... Val (as Moira Walley)
Shashawnee Hall ... Hollis
Danny Quinn ... Lopez
Marco Rodríguez ... Little Cicero
Eugene Roche ... Mr. Francis
Stuart Margolin ... Angel Martin
Gerry Gibson Gerry Gibson ... Critch
Glenn Morshower ... Sergeant W. Cranston
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Storyline

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 Shaun Ryan

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rockford Files: Murder and Misdemeanors See more »

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Black and White (Stop-motion photographs during opening title sequence.)| Black and White (Sepiatone with green tint street scenes.)| Color
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Although the title references the Golden Pagoda, the name of the place is Gold Pagoda. See more »

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Follows The Rockford Files (1974) See more »

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Still crazy after all these years
16 February 1999 | by parky-3See all my reviews

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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