Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 13, 1974
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
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The Rockford Files

Jim Rockford is a private investigator who lives and works out of his trailer in Malibu, Los Angeles. Convicted of a crime he didn't commit, Jim spent five years in San Quentin before being pardoned and released. Jim is helped by friends and allies, including father Rocky, pal police lieutenant Dennis Becker, his ex-cellmate Evelyn "Angel" Martin, and his defense attorney Beth Davenport.

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TV Movie: Murder and Misdemeanors Aired: Nov. 21, 1997

After a quiet fishing trip, Rockford is tricked into taking over a fellow PI's case involving alleged Police misconduct, which lands him in the …

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The show had 6 seasons and 131 episodes air between 1974 and 1980.

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  • During the first season, Rockford's trailer moved twice (if the pilot movie location is included, or once if the pilot is not counted), from a parking lot located at 2354 Ocean Blvd., Los…
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    During the first season, Rockford's trailer moved twice (if the pilot movie location is included, or once if the pilot is not counted), from a parking lot located at 2354 Ocean Blvd., Los Angeles, California in the pilot (and as seen in Rockford's Yellow Pages ad in the pilot), then to just off Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, and finally to another Malibu location in an area known as Paradise Cove. The trailer remained at the Paradise Cove location for the remainder of the series. The second location had an address of 22968 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California, and the final location had an approximate address of 28128 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA., but was given the then fictional address of 29 Cove Road, Malibu.
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  • Three cast members from the series Magnum, P.I.--Tom Selleck, Roger E. Mosley and Larry Manetti--all did guest spots on "Rockford Files." An unconnected episode of "Magnum" features a…
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    Three cast members from the series Magnum, P.I.--Tom Selleck, Roger E. Mosley and Larry Manetti--all did guest spots on "Rockford Files." An unconnected episode of "Magnum" features a discussion of a "Rockford Files" episode sometime after the last original broadcast of the series had taken place.
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  • Jim was a Korean War veteran, which was referred to various times throughout the series. There was a late first-season episode which dealt with Rockford's service in more detail, and included…
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    Jim was a Korean War veteran, which was referred to various times throughout the series. There was a late first-season episode which dealt with Rockford's service in more detail, and included a clip from a supposed "home movie" taken while he was in service, along with his squad mate, portrayed by Hector Elizondo, but unfortunately it is very clear that for the creation of the "look back" footage, that the makeup artists were unable to make Garner look like he would have in 1952.
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