Written by me@grafxflow
25 Nov, 2022
I decided to track down and view The Rockford Files TV Movies which still have a taste of the original TV show. Many of the original cast are back again which is an extra bonus and they play their parts perfectly as they did back in the 70's (I have listed them below).
The TV movies pick-up nearly 15 years later from when the TV show ended, but it's also good to note that this may never have happened if the legal disputes between Garner and Universal hadn't been resolved.
The famed P.I. works to uncover facts of the death of a wealthy socialite whose two grown children are accused of murdering her. Complicating matters are Rockford's omnipresent "friend" Angel, and Rockford's ex-wife Kit, a lawyer who represents the children.
Broadcast: 17th November 1994
An aging easygoing private eye is hired to protect an actress whose latest movie is being boycotted by a group of religious fanatics.
Broadcast: 10th May 1995
When Jim is arrested in the death of a rival private investigator, it is left to Jim to prove his own innocence, with the help of Jess Wilding, an old friend of Rocky's, which Jim never knew about.
Broadcast: 14th January 1996
Out for an evening of fun, Jim finds Dennis' son homeless on the street. After giving him some money, lining up an apartment, and getting him a job, Jim soon finds out, as well as much to Dennis' dismay, that there is more wrong with Scotty than simply being on hard luck.
Broadcast: 18th February 1996
Rockford gets schooled in a new type of deviant when he enrolls in a Criminal Behavior class in order to discover who killed a friend's son.
Broadcast: 23rd April 1996
Love is in the air when Rockford rekindles a romance with a blind woman whose cousin is being threatened by devious forces in the Russian underworld.
Broadcast: 16th September 1996
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 hospital, hounded by a beautiful reporter, and out of favor with the entire Police Deapartment. Meanwhile Angel tries to cash in on the publicity by selling a movie about Rockford's life.
Broadcast: 21st November 1997
Jim Rockford must help a friend unjustly accused of child molestation.
Broadcast: 16th April 1999
He is a struggling private investigator operating in the greater Los Angeles area, and played by James Garner.
Angel is an untrustworthy, pathologically lying con artist whose schemes constantly get Jim in trouble, yet Jim remains his friend. He was played by Stuart Margolin.
He is Jim's friend on the Los Angeles Police Department. Dennis was played by Joe Santos.
She Jim's lawyer and sometime girlfriend. She is played by Gretchen Corbett.
Alex/Thomas Diehl, Becker's superior officer who also has an antagonistic relationship with Rockford. He was played by Tom Atkins.
He is Becker's Superior Officer (until Becker's promotion). He and Jim always despise each other. He was played by James Luisi.
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