The Rockford Files

The Rockford Files

Season One

DVD - 2005
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Offbeat Jim Rockford is an ex-con turned private investigator who would rather fish than fight, but whose instinct on closed cases is more golden than his classic Pontiac Firebird.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures, [2005]
ISBN: 9781417070176
141707017X
Branch Call Number: DVD ROCKFOR Season 1
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (approximately 1156 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned

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Me_Tarzan
May 19, 2018

Even though I generally do like actor, James Garner - I didn't think that he was well-suited for his role here in TV's "The Rockford Files" (from 1974). For one thing - At 46 years old - Garner was clearly too old for a part that was definitely meant for a man about half his age.

Garner played Jim Rockford, a $200-a-day P.I. working in and around Los Angeles - And I think that if any investigator emulated Rockford's "modus operandi" to get the job done - They'd either be dead in no time flat, or, at least, be out of work, like - pronto!

For all of the beatings and roughing-up that Rockford took in these episodes, it made no sense to me why he refused to carry a gun in order to avoid having to endure all of this unnecessary violence, and what-not.

And, last but not least - At a 50-minute running time - These TV episodes (with all of their excess story-padding) were way too long to hold my undivided attention all the way through to their inevitable conclusion.

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eastvanbookfan
Oct 01, 2013

Good theme music, characters you get to know. Helpful but cranky Dt. Becker, Scummy Angel and Lovable Joeseph. And what a gorgeous lawyer....

Like Rockfords style. Smart smashmouth, certainly ethical to a fault and gets the job done.

As noted by others.... James Garner passed away in July 2014

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tm77
Jul 11, 2011

If you like the 70's you will get a kick out of the styles and cars. Good plots, generally good acting although sometimes the women seem to be a bit over-dramatic. Think this may be characteristic of the era.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

I grew up watching this show and absolutely love it, I still watch regularly. Worth checking out!!

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Jim Rockford, an ex-con pardoned for an armed robbery he didn't commit, is a private investigator specializing in closed cases. His office is his oversized trailer next to the Malibu pier. His pricey fee of $200 a day plus expenses makes it hard for him to attract clients, but he is well worth it. He is sometimes assisted by his father Joseph (a.k.a. Rocky), his best friend Sgt. Dennis Becker of the LAPD, his lawyer/girlfriend Beth Davenport, and his former cell-mate Evelyn "Angel" Martin.

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