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 …
Series Fun Facts
- Angel's brother-in-law Aaron Kiel was the publisher of the newspaper Angel worked for. Aaron later became deputy police chief.
- During the first season, Rockford's trailer moved from a parking lot just off Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, CA to another Malibu location in an area known as Paradise Cove. The trailer…
[show]During the first season, Rockford's trailer moved from a parking lot just off Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, CA 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 first location had an address of 22968 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA - the second had an approximate address of 28128 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA.
- The character of Richie Brockelman (played by Dennis Dugan) first appeared on this series. That appearance led to the short lived series Richie Brockelman, Private Eye.