Rockford Files - Season 2

Rockford Files - Season 2

Cast: James Garner

     
 

James Garner is back as rumpled, wryly humorous ex-con turned private eye Jim Rockford in season two of The Rockford Files. In addition to established supporting players Noah Beery Jr. (as Jim's dad Rocky), Gretchen Corbett (as Jim's lawyer girlfriend Beth Davenport), Stuart Margolin (as Rockford's delightfully larcenous formerSee more details below

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James Garner is back as rumpled, wryly humorous ex-con turned private eye Jim Rockford in season two of The Rockford Files. In addition to established supporting players Noah Beery Jr. (as Jim's dad Rocky), Gretchen Corbett (as Jim's lawyer girlfriend Beth Davenport), Stuart Margolin (as Rockford's delightfully larcenous former cellmate Angel), and Joe Santos (as our hero's "friendly enemy," Detective Dennis Becker), Wayne Tippett makes several appearances this year as pushy federal agent Dan Shore. The season begins with "The Aaron Ironwood School of Success," guest-starring James Hampton as a self-made millionaire who cynically takes advantage of his long friendship with Jim Rockford. Other season two guest stars include musical artist Isaac Hayes in the first of two appearances as enterprising ex-convict Gandolph Finch in "The Hammer of C Block"; veterans Rosemary de Camp and Jack Kruschen in the two-part "Gearjammers"; all-purpose leading lady Stefanie Powers in "The Real Easy Red Dog"; Ray Danton as -- what else? -- a gangster in "Chicken Little is a Little Chicken"; future Oscar-winner Louis Gossett Jr. in "Foul on the First Play"; and Rob Reiner (minus his All in the Family toupee!) and football pro Dick Butkus in "The No-Cut Contract."

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
His outstanding work in the second year of this popular detective series earned star James Garner an Emmy nomination, and deservedly so. When watching the 22 episodes of the 1975-76 season, it's readily apparent that Garner -- a naturalistic actor to begin with -- has so immersed himself in the role of ex-con-turned-private-eye Jim Rockford that actor and character are all but indistinguishable. Series co-creator and chief writer Stephen J. Cannell, having previously established the premise and main characters, comes up with intriguing variations on the main theme; this season often finds Rockford working on behalf of those closest to him. In "Gearjammers," the season's only two-parter, he tries to protect his dad, Rocky (Noah Beery), from the truck hijackers who are out to eliminate the old man because he's the only witness against them. Jim's best friend on the police force, Sergeant Becker (Joe Santos), falls victim to con artists in "The Farnsworth Stratagem" and asks the ex-con to help recover the money the swindlers took from him. The latter episode features Linda Evans in a plum role, one of many such casting treats in The Rockford Files: Season Two, which includes appearances by Stephanie Powers, Rob Reiner, Blair Brown, Joan Van Ark, Ron Silver, and Lou Gossett Jr. Our favorite Season 2 show is "Pastoria Prime Pick," which finds Rockford stranded in an apparently peaceful small town when his car breaks down. Soon after his arrival, though, he finds himself charged with a series of crimes, including theft and narcotics smuggling. Only after breaking into the prosecutor’s office is he able to piece together the mystery and clear his name.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/13/2006
UPC:
0025192647222
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
18:26:00
Sales rank:
7,662

Special Features

Stephen J. Cannell reflects on the Second Season ; Original series Pilot

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