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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  • Robert Donley, who played Joseph "Rocky" Rockford, only played him in this one (pilot) episode. The role subsequently went to Noah Beery Jr.
  • James Garner's name in "The Rockford Files" was James Scott Rockford. Garner's full name in real life is James Scott [Bum]Garner.
  • Has appeared on many top 50 or top 100 lists of the best series of all time, and has occasionally appeared on top 10 lists. The reasons often cited were the quality of the writing and acting,…
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    Has appeared on many top 50 or top 100 lists of the best series of all time, and has occasionally appeared on top 10 lists. The reasons often cited were the quality of the writing and acting, but also because the show broke with so many conventions, such as Rockford not being a "glamorous" P.I.; not always being very successful financially; not always being on friendly terms with the police; getting arrested fairly often; not always winning fist fights, including getting hurt or plain old beaten up; and even hurting his own hand when punching someone.
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