The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
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The Reincarnation of Angie 

Believing her stockbroker brother's been abducted by the mob, a bookkeeper hires Rockford. But once he's on the case, Rockford finds himself the object of another investigation, the feds'.

Director:

Jerry London

Writers:

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

Episode complete credited cast:
James Garner ... Jim Rockford
Noah Beery Jr. ... Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Joe Santos ... Dennis Becker (credit only)
Elayne Heilveil ... Angela Perris
Wayne Tippit ... Agent Dan Shore
David Huddleston ... Sherm
Sharon Spelman ... Susan Miller
Eugene Peterson Eugene Peterson ... Tom Perris
Charles Siebert ... Bettingen
George Skaff George Skaff ... Bundy
Jenny O'Hara ... Operator
Jeanne Bates ... Lady in Bank
Louise Lewis ... Maid (as Louise Fitch)
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Storyline

Hoods snatch a stockbroker, and his sister hires Rockford for $23.64, because Jim's in the yellow pages and her big brother instructed her not to dial the cops. Jim's protective of the naive 25 year old bookkeeper, despite the tiny fee, because he fears her brother is dead, and she can't accept that her only relative, who's always taken care of her, may be mixed up in a securities scam. Written by David Stevens

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Trivia

This is the first of 3 episodes which feature Wayne Tippit as agent Shore. The character had been seen previously, played by James McEachin, in "This Case is Closed" (1974). See more »

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It's $23.74. She lacks $1.26 from $25.00. See more »

Quotes

FBI Agent Gary Bettingen: [helping Angie Perris, Rockford approaches the bar table of the man who has been following her] Gee, what are you supposed to be?
Jim Rockford: [smiling] Well, I'm the messenger who's been sent back here to ask very politely what you're doing following that young lady around?
FBI Agent Gary Bettingen: Un huh. Well you're the guy whose going to be checking into county general in about twenty minutes with a busted jaw and a couple of cracked ribs.
Jim Rockford: [still smiling, but looking unsure] No kidding. You're going to do that all by yourself?
FBI Agent Gary Bettingen: Yeah, ...
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Connections

References The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975) See more »

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The Rockford Files
(Main Title Theme)
Written by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter
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The ad in the phone book pays off again?
27 March 2007 | by btimmerSee all my reviews

Or does it? It doesn't seem that anytime Rockford gets a call from someone who finds his ad in the phone book that it ends up being a paying client.

This episode has Rockford working with the FBI instead of the LAPD and as unhappy as the FBI agent is with Rockford in the beginning, they end up getting along pretty well and far better than they ever would for the rest of the series. By the end of the series, Rockford would really end up in trouble anytime the FBI came by.

Sharon Spelman, who did a great job as a strong independent woman who hires Rockford in "Profit and Loss" is brought back for this episode as a secretary who falls for Rockford's scam and almost tells him everything.

The title character, Angie, played by Elayne Heilveil, just has a face that reads "poor, helpless victim."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1975 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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