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.
Last EpisodeTV 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 …
The Rockford Files: Season 3, Episode #22 - Dirty Money, Black Light
Rockford enters the case after his father, Rocky, vacationing in Hawaii, receives huge sums of money in the…
The Rockford Files: Season 3, Episode #5 - Drought At Indianhead River
Rockford's friend Angel suddenly becomes wealthy and big in real estate, but the price for his affluence…
Series Fun Facts
- Rockford drove a Pontiac Firebird Esprit, not a Trans-Am as often thought.
- The character of Rockford's father was named Joseph; he was named after writer Stephen J. Cannell's father. The name of Rockford was used after Cannell found the name listed in the Universal…
[show]The character of Rockford's father was named Joseph; he was named after writer Stephen J. Cannell's father. The name of Rockford was used after Cannell found the name listed in the Universal Studios employee directory.
- James Garner became ill during the final season and was forced to quit the show with ten episodes left to film.