TV Series | TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator.
Before becoming a semi-regular, or recurring character, as Lieutenant Doug Chapman in the fall of 1976, at the beginning of the third season, James Luisi made a guest appearance during the latter half of season two, as a criminal antagonist of Rockford, named Burt Stryker, in the episode; The Rockford Files: Joey Blue Eyes (1976).
A senator and a bus driver? What's the connection?
Lance White: This is just a hunch but I'd say the bus driver had something on the senator. Like maybe the senator was having an affair with the bus driver's wife.
Jim Rockford: Lance, where did that come from?
Lance White: It didn't come ...
Throughout the series, the Los Angeles Police Department responds to calls at Rockford's trailer in Malibu although it is not part of their jurisdiction. The Los Angeles County Sheriff would be the proper agency.
The message left on the answering machine at the opening credits changes from episode to episode, usually as some kind of gag. Occasionally it dealt with some part of the forthcoming story. Frequently the voice was of supporting actors on the show, either as themselves or as a completely unrelated character.
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