The Rockford Files - Season 2

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 6/13/2006
  • UPC: 025192647222
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  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Slip Sleeve / Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 18:26:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 478

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Garner Jim Rockford
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Rockford Files: Season Two
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   Episode Index
      The Aaron Ironwood School of Success
      The Farnsworth Stratagem
      Gearjammers, Part 1
      Gearjammers, Part 2
   Bonus Materials
   Languages
      Subtitles: English SDH*
      Subtitles: Off
   Sneak Peeks
      The Best of Saturday Night Live
      Quantum Leap
      Columbo
      Magnum P.I. /A Team/Knight Rider
      Northern Exposure
      Murder, She Wrote
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Disc #2 -- The Rockford Files: Season Two
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   Episode Index
      The Deep Blue Sleep
      The Great Blue Lake Land and Development Company
      The Real Easy Red Dog
      Resurrection in Black & White
   Bonus Materials
   Languages
      Subtitles: English SDH*
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Disc #3 -- The Rockford Files: Season Two
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   Episode Index
      Chicken Little Is a Little Chicken
      2 Into 5.56 Won't Go
      Pastoria Prime Pick
      The Reincarnation of Angie
   Bonus Materials
   Languages
      Subtitles: English SDH*
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Disc #4 -- The Rockford Files: Season Two
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   Episode Index
      The Girl in the Bay City Boys Club
      The Hammer of C Block
      The No-Cut Contact
      A Portrait of Elizabeth
   Bonus Materials
   Languages
      Subtitles: English SDH*
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Disc #5 -- The Rockford Files: Season Two
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   Episode Index
      Joey Blue Eyes
      In Hazard
      The Italian Bird Fiasco
      Where's Houston?
   Bonus Materials
   Languages
      Subtitles: English SDH*
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Disc #6 -- The Rockford Files: Season Two
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      Foul on the First Play
      A Bad Deal in the Valley
      Series Pilot: (Bonus Episode)
   Bonus Materials
      Stephen J. Cannell On-Camera Interview
      Series Pilot (Bonus Episode)
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      Subtitles: English SDH*
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