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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Neva Patterson stars in “Just by Accident,” airing Feb. 28, 1975

JUST BY ACCIDENT Original Air Date: February 28, 1975 Synopsis. Demolition derby driver Billy Jo Hartman’s plans to retire from the field and move onto dirt racing are cut short when his car is pushed off a cliff by a … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Kathleen Nolan and Irene Yah-Ling star in “New Life, Old Dragons,” airing Feb. 25, 1977

NEW LIFE, OLD DRAGONS Original Air Date: February 25, 1977 Synopsis. Irene Yah-Ling stars as Pham Vam Mai, a Vietnamese refugee who wants Rockford to find her brother Vinh. Mai believes that Vinh was abducted by a trio of former … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Jackie Cooper, Pernell Roberts, Howard Hesseman, and Simon Oakland star in “The House on Willis Avenue,” Dennis Dugan’s first appearance as Richie Brockelman, airing Feb. 24, 1978

THE HOUSE ON WILLIS AVENUE (Two-hour episode) Original Air Date: February 24, 1978 Synopsis. Rockford and greenhorn investigator Richie Brockelman probe the suspicious circumstances surrounding the accidental death of their mentor, veteran P.I. Joe Tooley, who died in the middle … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: “The Four Pound Brick” airs on Feb. 21, 1975

THE FOUR POUND BRICK Original Air Date: February 21, 1975 Synopsis. Rocky’s friend Kate Banning always knew that her son David, a rookie police officer, took better care of his car than he did himself. She therefore becomes suspicious when … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Lane Bradbury, Dabbs Greer, and Robert Mandan star in “Where’s Houston,” airing Feb. 20, 1976

WHERE’S HOUSTON? Original Air Date: February 20, 1976 Synopsis. Rocky’s friend Peter Preli (played by Dabbs Greer) hires Rockford after he believes his granddaughter Houston (Lane Bradbury) has been kidnapped. Early in his investigation, Rockford is beaten badly by three … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Louis Gossett Jr. and Isaac Hayes star in “Just Another Polish Wedding,” airing Feb. 18, 1977

JUST ANOTHER POLISH WEDDING Original Air Date: February 18, 1977 Synopsis. Needing a new line of work, Gandolf Fitch decides to become a private investigator and offers his services to Rockford. Jim declines Gandy’s offer, proposing instead that Gandy team … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Barbara Carrera stars in “Godfather Knows Best,” the fourth of the eight ROCKFORD FILES reunion movies produced for CBS, airing Feb. 18, 1996

GODFATHER KNOWS BEST Original Air Date: February 18, 1996 Synopsis. Rockford’s godson Scotty Becker, the thirty-year-old son of Dennis and Peggy Becker, is a wayward soul who somehow finds himself the prime suspect in the murder of fashion designer Elizabetta … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: “The Prisoner of Rosemont Hall” airs on Feb. 17, 1978

THE PRISONER OF ROSEMONT HALL Original Air Date: February 17, 1978 Synopsis. Rockford’s friend Paul Lowe Douglas, a promising journalism student at Rosemont University, is abducted outside of Jim’s trailer by members of a popular college fraternity. With the help … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Tony Musante and Diana Muldaur star in “Charlie Harris at Large,” airing Feb. 14, 1975

CHARLIE HARRIS AT LARGE Original Air Date: February 14, 1975 Synopsis. Tony Musante stars as Charlie Harris, a “high society hustler” who was Rockford’s cellmate for two years at San Quentin. Charlie is the leading suspect in the murder of … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: William Daniels stars in “The Italian Bird Fiasco,” airing Feb. 13, 1976

THE ITALIAN BIRD FIASCO Original Air Date: February 13, 1976 Synopsis. William Daniels stars as Thomas Caine, a shady dealer in objets d’art. Caine hires Rockford to purchase a valuable cormorant modeled after one of three priceless originals by Italian … Continue reading

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