The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
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A doctor's murder has direct connections to the Mob, and Jim comes to the assistance of hooker friend Rita Capcovik (Rita Moreno) when she finds herself entangled in it.

Director:

William Wiard

Writers:

Roy Huggins (created by), Stephen J. Cannell (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Jim Rockford
Noah Beery Jr. ... Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Joe Santos ... Dennis Becker
Abe Vigoda ... Phil 'The Dancer' Gabriel
Sharon Acker ... Edie Nevitt
Robin Gammell ... Donald Pilmer
John Karlen ... Leo
Robert Loggia ... Russell Nevitt
Rita Moreno ... Rita Capkovic
Ron Gilbert ... Freddie (as Ron Gilbertt)
Jo Anne Meredith Jo Anne Meredith ... Ceil (as JoAnne Meredith)
William Joyce ... Dr. Rosendahl
Jason Wingreen ... Earl Stagen
George Planco George Planco ... Sergeant Curcio
Rick Goldman ... Attorney
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Storyline

A doctor's murder has direct connections to the Mob, and Jim comes to the assistance of hooker friend Rita Capcovik (Rita Moreno) when she finds herself entangled in it.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1978 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

James Garner and Rita Moreno previously appeared together in the film,"Marlowe" (1969). See more »

Goofs

Edie orders two martinis, drinks half of the first, and sets it down on the table. When the camera shows her from the front stating that the insurance company has to pay off her glass in now empty. A moment later she is quickly shown finishing her first martini. See more »

Quotes

Rita Capkovic: What about that salesman, what ever he is?
Jim Rockford: No, no, no, I think you're right about him. I think he is a salesman, and he's sweating. Which means he knows what's going on. Now if we could just find him...
Rita Capkovic: How? We don't even know what he does.
Jim Rockford: He's carrying a hip joint around in his brief case. There's got to be distributors, manufacturer, reps for prosthetic devices. How many of those can there be in L.A.?
Rita Capkovic: Want me to tell you?
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References Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) See more »

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Return of Rita
22 August 2006 | by zsenorsockSee all my reviews

Rita Moreno makes her second appearance on the series as Rita Capkovic, the hooker with the heart of gold. This time Rita is doing business when her "client" is taken out by mobsters. Rita sees who does it, and they know she's seen them. So naturally Rita turns to Jim for help and protection. Not a big fan of the Rita Capkovic character (I liked Ms. Moreno much better as her "Hey, you guys!" character on "The Electric Company") but this is a pretty good episode, enlivened by the appearance of "Godfather"/"Barney Miller" veteran Abe Vigoda, who puts in a fine performance as a mob boss, kind of a flip side to Rocky's lovable character.


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