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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 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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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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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 automobiles, 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 »

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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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Enjoyable
17 November 2009 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

There's something comfortable about these Rockford movies - they keep the spirit of the old Rockford Files series and make for fun watching. "Murders and Misdemeanors" aka Shootout at the Golden Pagoda lines up the usual suspects - Rockford, Angel, and Dennis - for a case involving the possible misbehavior of two cops. Jim, believing his friend Booker (John Amos) to be a dying man, takes his case load, not realizing that one of them involves the police. It makes him persona non grata at the department and a definite target for tickets. Meanwhile, Angel is shopping a film of Jim's life, giving out Jim's phone number and a restaurant phone number and asking to speak to people like Scorcese and Mel Gibson, telling Sly Stallone's people it's the kind of action film Sly will love.

It's all highly entertaining. The Rockford Files is one of my favorite all-time series; these TV movies capture the series' wit and energy and remind us that time, indeed, marches on.


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