The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
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Rockford ends up regretting allowing an eccentric hippie woman to use his address temporarily, when her ex-boss sends a pair of thugs to retrieve money he put in her care.


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Episode cast overview:
James Garner ... Jim Rockford
Noah Beery Jr. ... Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Joe Santos ... Dennis Becker
Valerie Curtin ... Jane Patten / Sky Aquarian / Gopi / Hester
Kip Gilman ... Alan Bayliss (as Kenneth Gilman)
Quinn K. Redeker ... Gordon Borchers (as Quinn Redeker)
Dick Anthony Williams ... Maceo Prentiss
Lawrence Cook Lawrence Cook ... Dijan (as Larry Cook)
James Luisi ... Lt. Doug Chapman
Patricia Pearcy ... Pavarthi
Carl W. Crudup ... Eddie McBrair (as Carl Crudup)
Elta Blake Elta Blake ... Ann
Aesop Aquarian Aesop Aquarian ... Cook
Michael Grandcolas Michael Grandcolas ... Panhandler
Dan Magiera Dan Magiera ... Conga Drummer


Rockford ends up regretting allowing an eccentric hippie woman to use his address temporarily, when her ex-boss sends a pair of thugs to retrieve money he put in her care.

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Unknown to many viewers now (especially those not from the Los Angeles area) was the Source Family, a cult in the Los Angeles area - initially known for their vegetarian restaurant (all members' names end with 'Aquarius', such as the actor in this episode, Aesop Aquarian). Much of the material of this episode is partially based on them. Additionally, Mr Aquarian, himself has stated he was also a member of the Family (aka the Manson cult). Many young people at this time and especially in this area were looking for the 'meaning in life', i.e., 'peace and love', and though he was associated with these two groups, Mr Aquarian did not take part in any of the heinous crimes the latter was known for. See more »


When Rockford is cleaning up the fish he has caught in the first scene, you can clearly see that he is not actually doing anything to the fish. See more »


Alan Bayliss: [Jim and Sky are in Alan Bayliss' office, along with Chapman, trying to 'shake' Bayliss up, and get him nervous about the $30,000. Chapman's sitting on Bayliss' desk, asking him questions, which Bayliss answers in a mocking tone] Let me just see if I can recap, lieutenant; Jane alleges that I gave her an envelope containing thirty thousand dollars which she was to deliver to a man on the Venice boardwalk?
Lt. Doug Chapman: That's correct.
Alan Bayliss: Well, that allegation has absolutely no basis in fact.
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The Rockford Files
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Written by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter
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"That's the sound of one hand clapping."
21 October 2020 | by vdoman-22321See all my reviews

Classic Rockford episode. Has all the elements of a near perfect show. Jim is paired with a polar opposite to his personality. He gets caught up in a situation he never wanted to be in. Gangsters, musicians, fights with goons, cops who don't want to help him... and he's not even being paid! All that is missing is a car chase. This show is in its groove and enjoying itself.

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11 November 1977 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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