Private investigator Jim Rockford is hired by a beautiful young woman to solve the murder of her father, a homeless man found beneath a pier two months earlier. The killing was never solved by the police.
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Did You Know?
The entrance to Mrs. Elias's house is a beautiful colonial-style mansion located in the Hollywood Hills (since torn down). Yet all the interiors - and the back yard exteriors, are of one of Hollywood's most iconic homes: the sleek, angular, modernist-style Stahl House, also in the Hills. As Jim goes out back to talk with Mrs. Elias, it's hard to miss the incredible panoramic views (of both Nita Talbot
and the house). This property has been used in countless adverts and films, as well as subsequent "Rockford" episodes, such as "The Empty Frame" and "Guilt". See more
When Jerry goes to Gazzarri's, he is seen standing at the bar. However, it is the same bar that he was at in the previous location, The Mayfair Theatre, where he was waiting for Rockford to come out of the bathroom. See more
Message on answering machine
Billings. LAPD. You know Thursday is Chapman's 20th year and we're giving a little surprise party at the Captain's. I think you should come. By the way, we need 5 bucks for the present.
Syndicated repeats are split into two parts, with an alternate opening sequence that features the series' title card over a shot of Rockford's mobile home with the answering machine message, regarding Lt. Chapman's birthday, playing in the background. This opening removes any shots of Noah Beery as he does not appear in the episode. See more