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
- 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.
- Many first season stories were credited to "John Thomas James": that was a pen name for Roy Huggins. The name comes from the first names of Huggins' three sons.
- Goof (plot holes): Throughout the series, Rockford's trailer, parked in a parking lot, has electricity and running water, yet there is no evidence of a power line or plumbing attached to the unit.