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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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Joe Santos, who played Lt. Dennis Becker on The Rockford Files, has died, TMZ reports. According to his son, the actor suffered a heart attack on Monday and passed away Friday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 84. Santos was best known for his r… Read more

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Deadlock in Parma Season 6, Episode 12 Jan 10, 1980 Subscription

Jim gets in trouble when while on a fishing trip he agrees to cast a proxy vote for a friend who sold his deciding vote out to both sides.

Just a Coupla Guys Season 6, Episode 11 Dec 14, 1979 Subscription

Jim travels to New Jersey to help a reformed mob boss who two punks are trying to get into the mob through.

The Big Cheese Season 6, Episode 10 Dec 7, 1979 Subscription

Jim comes into evidence of union corruption which was mailed to him by a friend and reporter just before he was killed...

No Fault Affair Season 6, Episode 9 Nov 30, 1979 Subscription

Rita Capkovic stays with Jim after she is beaten up by her pimp when she wants to find a new line of work...

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00:30 — James Rockford, after spending time in prison, now spends his time as a private detective.

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  • Premiered: September 13, 1974
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: 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)

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