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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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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Lindsay Wagner, Bill Mumy, Nita Talbot, and William Smith star in “The Rockford Files,” the 90-minute pilot for the classic TV series, airing Mar. 27, 1974

JAMES GARNER in THE ROCKFORD FILES An NBC World Premiere Movie Original Air Date: March 27, 1974 Synopsis. Rockford reluctantly agrees to investigate the death of Harvey Butler, an elderly derelict whose body was found beneath the Santa Monica pier … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Joseph Mascolo and Conchata Farrell star in “Crack Back,” airing Mar. 25, 1977

CRACK BACK Original Air Date: March 25, 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 is harassed … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Susan Strasberg stars in “A Bad Deal in the Valley,” airing Mar. 19, 1976

A BAD DEAL IN THE VALLEY Original Air Date: March 19, 1976 Synopsis. Rockford dates Karen Stiles (played by Susan Strasberg), whose father Sam Stiles served time with him at San Quentin. Karen, a real estate agent, asks Rockford to … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Louis Gossett Jr. stars in “Foul on the First Play,” airing Mar. 12, 1976

FOUL ON THE FIRST PLAY Original Air Date: Mar. 12, 1976 Synopsis. Rockford learns that his conniving parole officer Marcus Hayes (played by Louis Gossett Jr.) has become a private investigator (after he was fired by the Parole Board). Marcus … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: “To Protect and Serve,” the two-parter that introduced George Loros as “Anthony Boy” Gaglio, airs on Mar. 11, 1977

TO PROTECT AND SERVE (Part 1) Original Air Date: March 11, 1977 Synopsis. New York attorney Michael Kelly hires Rockford to locate his fiance Patsy Fossler, who apparently fled to Los Angeles after she abruptly canceled their wedding a few … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: “Roundabout,” the episode with perhaps the slowest chase in the history of television, airs on Mar. 7, 1975

ROUNDABOUT Original Air Date: March 7, 1975 Synopsis. An insurance company hires Jim to deliver a $10,000 check to Nancy Wade, the sole beneficiary of her late mother’s policy. Rockford travels to Las Vegas, where Nancy works as a lounge … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Dennis Dugan, Harold Gould, Kim Hunter, and Robert Webber star in “Never Send a Boy King to Do a Man’s Job,” airing Mar. 3, 1979

NEVER SEND A BOY KING TO DO A MAN’S JOB Original Air Date: March 3, 1979 Synopsis. Ruthless sports promoter Harold “Jack” Coombs (played by  Robert Webber) strongarms Richie Brockelman’s father (Harold Gould) into selling the family printing plant, which … Continue reading

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