The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
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Exit Prentiss Carr 

Rockford has been hired by Janet Carr to locate her husband Prentiss. He finds him dead in a hotel bungalow in Bay City. It looks like murder to Jim but later when the police investigate ... See full summary »

Director:

Alexander Grasshoff (as Alex Grasshoff)

Writers:

Roy Huggins (created by), Stephen J. Cannell (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
James Garner ... Jim Rockford
Noah Beery Jr. ... Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Corinne Camacho ... Janet Carr (as Corinne Michaels)
Warren J. Kemmerling ... Police Lt. Earl Furlong (as Warren Kemmerling)
Mills Watson ... Police Sergeant Larsen
Stephen McNally ... Police Chief Austen Bailey
William Jordan William Jordan ... Terry Warde
Wallace Rooney Wallace Rooney ... Eric Saunders
Hank Rolike ... Eddie
Thomas Ruben Thomas Ruben ... Delivery Boy
Roberta Collins ... Nancy Hellman
Heath Jobes Heath Jobes ... Jack Clark
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Rockford has been hired by Janet Carr to locate her husband Prentiss. He finds him dead in a hotel bungalow in Bay City. It looks like murder to Jim but later when the police investigate they deem it a suicide. Jim is convinced it was murder and begins to question Janet as to her whereabouts. He doesn't know who to trust...Janet appears reluctant to tell Jim where she was and he thinks the police could be covering something up. Written by tomtrekp

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1974 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The liquor store, which Rockford orders from, and which is supposedly in Bay City, is actually located down the road from his trailer, in Malibu. See more »

Quotes

Jim Rockford: [outgoing phone message] This is Jim Rockford. At the tone, leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
caller: [incoming message] It's Morrie, I got a call from Davis at the IRS. You were right. They bounced your return. Call me.
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Bay City Rollers
11 February 2013 | by stones78See all my reviews

As I've said in several other reviews of this great show, I'm not a huge fan of the early seasons, mainly because Rockford isn't really Rockford quite yet. This episode is very solid and well written, although I wasn't overly impressed with Corrine Michales(Janet Carr), as I didn't think she and James Garner had much chemistry. Regarding the plot, she hires Rockford to search for her husband, who's oddly named Prentiss(Prentiss???), and as Jim finds the man dead, the police rule it a suicide. It turns out the Bay City police aren't fond of Jim, and always try to run him out of town; one of the cops is a familiar face in Mills Watson(Sgt. Larsen), who starred in other episodes as well. It ends up that Prentiss was involved in an insurance scam, and was in fact, murdered, although I can't recall if the old geezer who ran the insurance company was the killer, but I know he was definitely behind it. There's nothing too memorable going on in this episode, but the writing was getting good and Garner's talents helped make this great show a winner, especially in the coming seasons.


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