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Cranky but likable L.A. PI Jim Rockford pulled no punches (but took plenty of them) in this popular 1970s series, which won the star an Emmy and brought the character back in several TV-movies. Rockford was an ex-con (sent to the slammer for a crime he did (more…)

Premiered: September 13, 1974

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 5, Episode 18 Return of the Black Shadow

First Aired: February 17, 1979

Rockford's friend goes after the motorcycle gang that brutalized his sister and Rockford (James Garner). Whispering Willie: Paul Koslo. Animal: Dennis Burkley. Gail Cooper: Laurie Jefferson. Phil: Andy Jarrell. Dr. Greenberg: Noah Keen.