• You would think that if week after week you have no money, are getting framed for murder, beaten up, shot at, and almost dying, you would look for another line of work. Not Jim Rockford, he's in it for the long haul. After all he can't deprive the public of his innate investigative instincts, and he owns a nice Pontiac Firebird to boot. Each episode Garner lures you in and ensures that you must watch to the end. Rockford used to charge $200/day plus expenses. Adjusted for inflation, that's $1,044.00/day in today's dollars.