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The No-Cut Contract 

A minor league football player drags Jim into his troubles.


Lou Antonio


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




Episode complete credited cast:
James Garner ... Jim Rockford
Noah Beery Jr. ... Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery) (credit only)
Joe Santos ... Dennis Becker
Stuart Margolin ... Angel Martin
Gretchen Corbett ... Beth Davenport
Dick Butkus ... Dick Butkus
Rob Reiner ... Larry 'King' Sturtevant
Wayne Tippit ... Agent Dan Shore
Milt Kogan ... Norman
Sharon Cintron Sharon Cintron ... Sharon
Gene Tyburn Gene Tyburn ... Bill
Barbara Flicker Barbara Flicker ... TV Coordinator
J. Jay Saunders ... Agent Prizer
Mary Angela Shea Mary Angela Shea ... Lisa (as Mary Angela)


A minor league football player drags Jim into his troubles.

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The chase through the drive-in theater took place at the Pickwick Drive-In in Burbank which was torn down about ten years later and replaced with a Von's Pavilions and a shopping center. Garner clearly is having a great time driving through the drive-in. See more »


When the hitmen in the black sedan follow Rockford and Sturtevant, one of the hitmen puts a silencer on a revolver. A silencer works by muzzling the gases released from the detonating propellant, which reduces the amount of noise and visible muzzle flash generated by firing. Silencers are typically constructed of a metal cylinder with internal mechanisms to reduce the sound of firing by slowing the escaping propellant gas, which would be impossible on a revolver, since the propellant gas can escape in any direction from the open revolving cylinder. See more »


Angel Martin: Now I like you a lot Jim, but I don't like you that much, so keen judgment and an eye toward good health demand that I skate on this thing. I know you understand!
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References Once Is Not Enough (1975) See more »


The Rockford Files
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Written by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter
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GOOF: "The horse could be OUT OF Secretariat..."
1 May 2011 | by cosmiclySee all my reviews

At the beginning of the episode, Angel is describing a scam involving a fake thoroughbred pedigree for a foal. Angel says "The horse could be out of Secretariat. That's not impossible, is it?" In fact, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE.

In thoroughbred terms, a foal is BY a sire (a stallion/male horse), and OUT OF a dam (a mare/female horse). So although a foal could be BY Secretariat, it is impossible for a foal to ever be OUT OF Secretariat.

But that "goof" aside, "The No-Cut Contract" is a very entertaining episode of The Rockford Files. Even the supporting cast in this episode is exceptional, with NFL great Dick Butkus; Wayne Tippit who plays Agent Dan Shore not only in this episode, but in two other notable episodes of Rockford files, including a touching tribute to Gretchen Corbett's Beth Davenport in "A Portrait of Elizabeth"; and Milt Kogan, who plays various characters in other Rockford episodes, including Angel's brother-in-law Aaron in "The Empty Frame."

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16 January 1976 (USA) See more »

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