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.
The Rockford Files Season 4 (1977-1978)
|4x01 Beamer's Last Case |
Jim returns home from vacation ten days early and owing $600 to a Caribbean casino. When he gets there he finds his car destroyed and a lot of angry clients he never agreed to work ...
|Sep. 16, 1977|
|4x02 Trouble in Chapter 17 |
Ann Clement has made herself wealthy writing books that purport to teach women how to make their marriages work. But in the age of feminism, there are those who don't want to hear what ...
|Sep. 23, 1977|
|4x03 The Battle of Canoga Park |
On the way to the ball game, Jim's day goes real bad when two squad cars full of policemen arrive at his trailer, to arrest him. And he has no idea what he's supposed to have done. ...
|Sep. 30, 1977|
|4x04 Second Chance |
Gandolph Fitch rolls back into Rockford's life. He's found true love, a woman named Theda he met purchasing some used stereo equipment. She has a fine singing voice and Gandy invites ...
|Oct. 14, 1977|
|4x05 The Dog and Pony Show |
Angel gets Jim in trouble again – this time, Angel hides some stolen silverware in Jim's trunk, and the pair of them wind up with mandated psychiatric counseling. There Jim meets ...
|Oct. 21, 1977|
|4x06 Requiem for a Funny Box |
A slimy comic hires Jim to retrieve a tape from his former partner but doing so gets him involved once again with mobsters.
|Nov. 04, 1977|
|4x07 Quickie Nirvana |
Jim lets acquaintance “Sky Aquarian” use his telephone and his mailing address as a favor. That might be a bad idea, because a couple of thugs come looking for her. Jim tracks Sky ...
|Nov. 11, 1977|
|4x08 Irving the Explainer |
The legacy of a famous director haunts Rockford as he digs into the man's past and discovers Nazi sympathies and a missing painting worth millions.
|Nov. 18, 1977|
|4x09 The Mayor's Committee From Deer Lick Falls |
A group of small-town citizens are hiding a much bigger crime when they hire Rockford first to find their fire truck—and then to find and dispose of one of their former residents ...
|Nov. 25, 1977|
|4x10 Hotel of Fear |
Slimy Angel Martin is the prosecution's key witness against a hit man and he's milking it for all it's worth but when things go awry and the defendant is acquitted, it's once again ...
|Dec. 02, 1977|
|4x11 Forced Retirement |
Corporate corruption comes bubbling to the surface when Rockford investigates a company creating an offshore drilling device and then has his cover blown when he meets up with Angel ...
|Dec. 09, 1977|
|4x12 The Queen of Peru |
A dangerous beachside transaction between Rockford and some jewel thieves has a change of fortune when a family barbecuing nearby happens upon the priceless gems.
|Dec. 16, 1977|
|4x13 A Deadly Maze |
The pressure is on when a bizarre scientist asks Rockford to look into the disappearance of his wife in order to study Rockford's reaction to frustration.
|Dec. 23, 1977|
|4x14 The Attractive Nuisance |
The past refuses to stay buried when a retired FBI agent comes to the truck-stop café seeking revenge against Rocky's old partner in crime.
|Jan. 06, 1978|
|4x15 The Gang at Don's Drive-In |
A beleaguered author asks Rockford to look into the cold case of a murdered high school girl and the suspects who want the case permanently put on ice.
|Jan. 13, 1978|
|4x16 The Paper Palace |
Rockford reluctantly agrees to help a prostitute find the people who have been sending her death threats and discovers that—if she survives—she could be in for a rags-to-riches ...
|Jan. 20, 1978|
|4x17 Dwarf in a Helium Hat |
A wrong-number phone call has Rockford rushing to find and protect its intended recipient, Jay Rockfelt, from imminent kidnapping and death.
|Jan. 27, 1978|
|4x18 South by Southeast |
There's trouble south of the border when Rockford is mistakenly abducted by federal agents and then asked to help them protect an international playgirl. .
|Feb. 03, 1978|
|4x19 The Competitive Edge |
Crazy is as crazy does, and Rockford's heading for the mental ward when a health club doctor unmasks his top-secret cover and attributes his weird behavior to psychological problem ...
|Feb. 10, 1978|
|4x20 The Prisoner of Rosemont Hall |
Hazing rituals at a local fraternity get fatally out of control when Rockford's young friend and an Arab student are murdered.
|Feb. 17, 1978|
|4x21 The House on Willis Avenue (1) |
Part 1 When his mentor is found dead in a road accident, Jim teams up with young PI Ritchie Brockleman following up leads on a murder and find a lot more than they bargained for... ...
|Feb. 24, 1978|
|4x22 The House on Willis Avenue (2) |
Part 2 Jim and Ritchie continue to investigate their mentor's death and follow leads to a massive computer data storage company who have a plot in a desert canyon...
|Feb. 24, 1978|
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Season 4 Quotes
|Season 4 / Episode 11: - Forced Retirement|
Susan Kenniston: [Beth, Susan, Lessing, and Harcourt are arguing over whether to continue the underwater project] I don't, because I think I know what's causing this obstructionism: the idea of *me* bringing you business, the idea that *I* have something of my own to bring. As that old saying goes,"It's not enough that I succeed; all of my old friends must fail."
Beth Davenport: I resent that very much, Susan.
Sumner Harcourt: Ladies, ladies, let's not have a cat fight.
Beth Davenport: [Outraged] A cat fight!
Sumner Harcourt: Oh, she's going to get semantic.
|Season 4 / Episode 14: - The Attractive Nuisance|
Eddie LaSalle: [Jim has entered the room of a seedy hotel and is searching it when the occupant suddenly returns - carrying a gun] Hang it up! Get on your feet Rockford!
Jim Rockford: Hey, what do you want with me and my father?
Eddie LaSalle: Sit down! One day you pukes are going to realize some of us on the other side don't care about your juice and your connections in Washington!
Jim Rockford: What are you talking about?
Eddie LaSalle: I'm talking about Ted DeAngelo, who after a life of disappointment puts on his three-piece suit and with his badge in his hand, jumps out a ten-storey window in 'Frisco cause he just can't stand it no more. I'm talking about guys like Nessie, who paid for the funeral and died broke.
Jim Rockford: Nessie?
Eddie LaSalle: Elliot and me put maybe fifty, maybe more, of you smartheads in our fruit jar, but you just kept coming back.
Jim Rockford: Elliot Ness? Are we talking about the Elliot Ness. 'Cause if it's any consolation to you mister, Elliot Ness was one of my childhood idols!
Eddie LaSalle: So you pay him back by hooking up with Coppobianco, huh?
Jim Rockford: Coppo-who?
Eddie LaSalle: Coppo-who! Coppo-who! That's priceless! Come on! We're going downtown!
Jim Rockford: I'm not going anywhere with you, mister.
Eddie LaSalle: You know what Eddie said when we dropped the net on him and Coppo and them others?
Jim Rockford: Don't shoot?
Eddie LaSalle: He said me and Coppo's going to sink this case in court. And he did too. That was back when we was busting distills and running them through barns with a special truck Nessie paid for out of his own pocket, with a plow on the front!
Jim Rockford: Hey I hate to appear short-tempered, mister, but what the hell does this have to do with anything? You sit up here, you're eating dog food, you're planting bugs on innocent citizens, and all because some guy call Ted DeAngelo jumped out a window ten years ago? Am I missing something? That doesn't make sense!
Eddie LaSalle: I'm the guy who has the list and who, just 'cause he got pensioned off, isn't going for no state handouts. I'm going to get Coppobianco...
Jim Rockford: Who?
Eddie LaSalle: Your father's partner, Vincenti Coppobianco. Coppobianco means Whitehead. That explain it your you, mister?
Jim Rockford: Sure explains the garlic!
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