The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
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The Competitive Edge 

Jim winds up in a funny farm when he gets too close to the truth about an elite health club.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Jim Rockford
... Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery) (credit only)
... Dennis Becker (voice)
Stephen Elliott ... Dr. Herbert Brinkman
... Barry Brauder
... Lester Shaw
... James Bond
... Joyce Brauder (as Neile McQueen)
... Doc Holliday
... Gustav
... Dr. Carl Brinkman
... Marty Sloan
... John Doe
Anthony Charnota ... Jax Player
... Rhino


Jim winds up in a funny farm when he gets too close to the truth about an elite health club.

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10 February 1978 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Steve McQueen's first wife, Neile McQueen, plays Jim's client, Mrs. Brauder. Steve McQueen's one time girlfriend Barbara Leigh has a cameo as Sylvia. The McQueens and Garners were neighbors. See more »


During the chase at the end, there are shadows of the camera equipment visible on Dr. Brinkman's car and the pickup truck driven by Rockford. See more »


Jim Rockford: This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
Police Det. Dennis Becker: [Beeep] Okay Jimbo, Dennis. I know you're in there and I know you know it's ticket season again; Policemen's Ball and all that. So come to the door when I knock this time. I know you're in there!
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References Goldfinger (1964) See more »

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One Flew Over the Rockford's Nest
22 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Terrific episode with a great guest cast. Jim is hired to find out about the disappearance of a man who was just released from prison. This leads him to a private club that caters to top LA city officials. He is quickly found out and is drugged and sent to a psych hospital under another name, in another state. There he's surrounded by a number of amusing patients--one guy who thinks he's James Bond (John Fiedler) another who thinks he's Doc Holiday, and James Bond's real nemisis--Oddjob (Harold Sakata) is also seen here in a rare appearance as John Doe. James Garner's brother Jack also shows up in a larger than usual role as the sheriff.

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