This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Ned Beatty stars in “Profit,” Part 1 of the two-part episode “Profit and Loss,” airing Dec. 20, 1974

  1. PROFIT AND LOSS (Part 1: PROFIT)
    Original Air Date:
    December 20, 1974

    Synopsis. Computer programmer Alec Morris comes to Rockford for protection upon discovering that his employer, the powerful corporation Fiscal Dynamics, Inc., has been forging information on its annual report to carry off plans to purchase another corporate giant. Rockford witnesses two men abduct Morris—but after reporting the matter to the police, Jim not only finds Morris safe and sound, but faces a false report charge when Morris denies that anything ever happened. In addition, CEO Leon Fielder (played by Ned Beatty) threatens to sue Rockford for $10 million unless he stays out of FDI’s affairs.

    Noted character actor Ned Beatty (Deliverance, Network) makes the first of his two appearances on The Rockford Files. Beatty, who also played a former Army commander of Rockford’s in the third season episode “Return to the 38th Parallel,” later starred with James Garner in Streets of Laredo, the 1995 miniseries based on the novel by Larry McMurtry.

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