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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Jill Clayburgh and Suzanne Somers star in “The Big Ripoff,” airing Oct. 25, 1974

THE BIG RIPOFF Original Air Date: October 25, 1974 Synopsis. Nancy Frazier hires Rockford to investigate the death of her lover Steve Nelson, who allegedly perished in a plane crash. Nancy believes that Steve’s wife Ginny arranged for the accident, … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Ed Lauter, Joanne Nail and Michael Bell star in “The Dog and Pony Show,” airing Oct. 21, 1977

THE DOG AND PONY SHOW Original Air Date: October 21, 1977 Synopsis. Rockford meets his latest client, Mary Jo Flynn, in a group therapy session after a judge convicts him of petty theft and sentences him to undergo psychiatric counseling. … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: “White on White and Nearly Perfect,” the first of two episodes starring Tom Selleck as Lance White, airs on Oct. 20, 1978

WHITE ON WHITE AND NEARLY PERFECT Original Air Date: October 20, 1978 Synopsis. While investigating the disappearance of the daughter of a millionaire industrialist, Rockford must also contend with Lance White, a rival private detective whose intrepid yet oblivious approach … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Joseph Cotten, James McEachin and Sharon Gless star in “This Case is Closed,” the 90-minute episode that sparked one of the most colorful chapters in the history of the series, airs on Oct. 18, 1974

THIS CASE IS CLOSED Original Air Date: October 18, 1974 Synopsis. Warner Jameson (played by Joseph Cotten) believes that Mark Chalmers, the jet setting Ivy Leaguer engaged to his daughter Sue (played by Sharon Gless), is not all that he … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Dana Elcar, Noble Willingham and Bob Hastings guest star in “The Great Blue Lake Land and Development Company,” airing Oct. 17, 1975

THE GREAT BLUE LAKE LAND AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY Original Air Date: October 17, 1975 Synopsis. En route to Los Angeles to deliver a client’s $10,000 bail money, Rockford becomes stranded in the small desert town of Great Blue Lake after … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Susan Howard guest stars in “Feeding Frenzy,” airing Oct. 15, 1976

FEEDING FRENZY Original Air Date: October 15, 1976 Synopsis. Charlie Blaylock, a former oil executive who now runs a bait stand on the pier, embezzled $500,000 from his company three years before. Charlie has never spent the money, but his … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Music legends Isaac Hayes and Dionne Warwick star in “Second Chance,” airing Oct. 14, 1977

SECOND CHANCE Original Air Date: October 14, 1977 Synopsis. Now working as a bouncer at a dive bar in San Pedro, Gandolf Fitch has fallen in love with Theda Best, a onetime Las Vegas singer (played by real-life singer Dionne … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Rockford leads a field trip to a funeral in “Friends and Foul Play,” the fifth of the eight reunion movies that James Garner produced for CBS, airing Apr. 25, 1996

FRIENDS AND FOUL PLAY Original Air Date: April 25, 1996 Synopsis. Rockford tries to help his friend Babs Honeywell, a waitress at the Sand Castle, prove that her son was killed by mobster Happy Cartello. When Babs herself is murdered, … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Rita Moreno and Hal Linden star in “If It Bleeds… It Leads,” the eighth and final Rockford reunion movie, airing Apr. 20, 1999

IF IT BLEEDS… IT LEADS Original Air Date: April 20, 1999 Synopsis. Rita Capkovic (played by Rita Moreno) turns to Rockford one last time when her husband Ernie Lansdale (Hal Linden), a respected school teacher, is wrongfully suspected of being … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Roger E. Mosley guest stars in “Dirty Money, Black Light,” airing Apr. 1, 1977

DIRTY MONEY, WHITE LIGHT Original Air Date: April 1, 1977 Synopsis. Beth hires Jim to find a woman who allegedly could clear her client, pro football player Davey Woodhull, of first-degree murder charges. Meanwhile, just as Woodhull’s trial begins, Beth … Continue reading

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