Jim's shackled to his ex-parole officer Marcus Aurelius (Louis Gossett Jr.), now a PI himself, when a no-holds barred competition for a new NBA franchise ensnares both sleazes. Jim can't figure which jock-sucker, the motor mouth Marc works for, but whoever it is, they keep bringing Jim the pain and costing him way-too-many non-reimbursed expenses. As a PO, slick Marc tried to send Jim back up the river; as a PI, he runs Jim dizzy dodging bullets.
Did You Know?
The first appearance of Louis Gossett Jr.
as private eye/con man Marcus Hays. James Garner
liked to work with actors he had previously work with, and Mr Gossett was no exception; the 2 had co-starred in Skin Game
(1971), in which they played a pair of late 19th century con men. See more
Throughout the series Rockford is out of prison because he was pardoned but in this one Hayes is his parole officer who sent Rockford back up for breaking parole. See more
This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
Jim, it's Eddie. You were right about Sweet Talk in the seventh. She breezed in, paid $72.50. But I didn't get your bet down.