Rockford Files Movies

PILOT MOVIE
(# = Actor & character became a regular in the series
[1] = Other actors who later appeared in the series)

74/03/27
THE ROCKFORD FILES
(called BACKLASH OF THE HUNTER in syndication)
Executive Producer: Jo Swerling Jr.
Producer: Stephen J. Cannell
T: Stephen J. Cannell [1]
S: John Thomas James [1] (Roy Huggins)
D: Richard T. Heffron

James Garner stars as as ex-con private eye tho takes only cases the
police can't solve. Jim's client is a pretty, young woman who convinces
him to investigate her father's death. (90 mins.)

Jim Rockford ............................. James Garner#
Sara Butler [1] .......................... Lindsay Wagner [1]
Jerry Grimes ............................. William Smith
Mildred Elias ............................ Nita Talbot
Sgt. Dennis Becker ....................... Joe Santos#
Joseph Rockford .......................... Robert Donley
Angel .................................... Stuart Margolin#
Coroner Ruben Seelman .................... Michael Lerner [1]
Nick Butler .............................. Bill Mumy [1]
Morrie Talbot ............................ Pat Renella [1]
Norm Mitchell ............................ Ted Gehring [1]
Capt. Harry Dell ......................... Joshua Bryant [1]
Harry Butler ............................. Bill Quinn [1]
Arnold DeMura ............................ Robert B. Williams
Officer .................................. Claude Johnson
Danford Baker ............................ Mike Steele [1]
Luis Delgado ............................. Luis Delgado [1]
Man in Washroom .......................... Jack Garner [1]

TV MOVIES (1994-95)

Executive Producers: Juanita Bartlett, James Garner, Chas. Floyd Johnson
Supervising Producers: Stephen J. Cannell, David Chase
Producers: David L. Beanes, Mark Horowitz
Associate Producer: Mary Ann Rea
Assistant to Executive Producer: Luis Delgado


THE ROCKFORD FILES: I STILL LOVE L.A.
Broadcast Date: 11/27/94
W: Juanita Bartlett [34]
D: James Whitmore Jr.

James Garner re-creates his Emmy-winning role as Jim Rockford, the Los
Angeles PI from the '70s series, who's swept into a baffling murder
mystery that unfolds amid the L.A. riots of '92 and the devastating '93
brush fires in the suburbs.

Jim Rockford ............................. James Garner#
Halley Kittridge ......................... Joanna Cassidy
Lt. Dennis Becker......................... Joe Santos#
Josh Lansing ............................. Geoffrey Nauffts
Dorrie Lansing ........................... Shannon Kenny
Sidney Kornblum........................... Lawrence Pressman
Dr. Ezo................................... Daniel Benzali
Mattie ................................... Sherry Hursey
......................................... David Purdham
Mickey Ryder ............................. Joseph Campanella [2] (A)
Angel Martin ............................. Stuart Margolin# (AA)

Ed Emmenthaler ........................... Hoke Howell
Myrna Emmenthaler......................... Lesley Woods [2]
Lloyd Sanders............................. Sam Scarber
Karen Kupfer ............................. Lori Alan
Lt. Deke McCool........................... James A. Watson Jr. [2]
Capt. McEnroe [4]......................... Jack Garner [23]
Gus....................................... Eddie Mekka
Philip Warsche ........................... Michael Bailey Smith
Duty Officer ............................. Bob Minor
Sally..................................... Shirley Anthony [4]
Officer #1 ............................... Eliana Alexander
Kornblum's Secretary ..................... Diana Tanaka
Lila Lansing ............................. Jean Bartel

"This picture is dedicated to the memory of NOAH BEERY, JR.
We love you and miss you, Pidge."

(plot from imdb.com)

THE ROCKFORD FILES: A BLESSING IN DISGUISE
Broadcast Date: 05/15/95
W: Stephen J. Cannell
D: Jeannot Szwarc

Rockford's assignment to protect a movie star is complicated by
Angel's success as a televangelist.

James Garner .............................. Jim Rockford
Richard Romanus ........................... Penguinetti
Joe Santos ................................ Lt. Becker
Renee O'Connor............................. Laura Sue Dean
Aharon Ipale .............................. Branka
Reuven Bar-Yoram .......................... Milovan D'Sant
Eric Lutes ................................ Danny Barkley
Morton Downey Jr. ......................... Himself
Robert Desiderio .......................... Jerry Michaels
Stuart Margolin ........................... Angel Martin
Stuart Fratkin ............................ Jerry Jamison
Mark Davenport ............................ Marty Martinson
Vince Melocchi ............................ Kyle Wendell
Bari K. Willerford ........................ Zack
Joel McKinnon Miller ...................... Mackie
Nils Allen Stewart ........................ Stevie
Elsa Raven ................................ Sarah Lanka
Sparkle ................................... Woman #1
Christine Romeo ........................... Sister Eve Angel Martin
Carl Ciarfalio ............................ Brother Bob
Shane Sweet ............................... Little Zeke
Joseph M. Hamilton ........................ Man #1

Ken Tipton ................................ Angel's Bodyguard (uncredited)

(thanks to William Icardi and Tom Siebert and imdb.com)


THE ROCKFORD FILES: IF THE FRAME FITS...
Broadcast Date: 01/14/96
W: Juanita Bartlett
D: Jeannot Szwarc

Jim Rockford is the victim of an elaborate frame over the death
of a long-time rival.

James Garner ........................... Jim Rockford
Dyan Cannon ............................ Jess Wilding
Joe Santos ............................. Lt. Dennis Becker
Gretchen Corbett ....................... Beth (Davenport) Van Sant
Tom Atkins ............................. Commander Diehl
James Luisi ............................ Capt. Doug Chapman
Carmen Argenziano ...................... Hector Gustavo
Steve Eastin ........................... Agent Millard Weeks
Dyana Ortelli .......................... Linda Gustavo
Stuart Margolin ........................ Angel

Shirley Anthony ........................ Sally
Jodi Baskerville ....................... Commentator
Linden Chiles .......................... Senator Aspall
Jack Garner ............................ Capt. McEnroe
Terr Jackson ........................... Agent Delamo
Terry James ............................ Officer #1
Bevberly Leech ......................... Eleanor Hooperman
Michael Leopard ........................ George
Sal Lopez .............................. Joselito
Rolando Molina ......................... Ramon
Xavier Montalvo ........................ Officer Martinez
Randy Oglesby .......................... Stringer
Robert Powell .......................... Officer #2
Thomas Rosales Jr. ..................... Ernesto
Perry Santos ........................... Pete
Leon Simmons ........................... Desk Sergeant
Hershel Sparber ........................ Bud Monckton
James A. Watson Jr. .................... Lt. Deke McCool

Music by ............................... Mike Post and Pete Carpenter
Film Editor ............................ Pam Malouf-Cundy
Production Designer .................... Sandy Getzler
Director of Photography ................ Steve Yaconelli
Supervising Producer ................... Stephen J. Cannell
Supervising Producer ................... David Chase
Producer ............................... Mark R. Schilz
Produced by ............................ Mark Horowitz
Created by ............................. Roy Huggins and Stephen J. Cannell

(thanks to Jim Arnone: arnone@primenet.com)
(plot from imdb.com)


THE ROCKFORD FILES: GODFATHER KNOWS BEST
Broadcast Date: 02/18/96
W: David Chase
D: Tony Wharmby

Jim Rockford tries to help Dennis Beckers' wayward son, only
to become involved in the murder of a fashion model.

[Trivia: Jim uses a fabricated business card to sneak
into a house as "James T. Meeker"]

James Garner ........................... Jim Rockford
Stuart Margolin ........................ Angel Martin
Maxwell Caulfield ...................... Ian Levin
Joe Santos ............................. Dennis Becker
Damian Chapa ........................... Scotty Becker
Pat Finley ............................. Peggy Becker
Kimberly Oja ...........................

John Amos (I) .......................... Booker Hutch
Edita Brychta .......................... Katinka
Barbara Carrera ........................ Elisabeth Fama
Dan Lauria ............................. Lt. Gencher
George Marshall Ruge ................... Sicilian Hit Man

(data from www.imdb.com)


THE ROCKFORD FILES: FRIENDS AND FOUL PLAY
Broadcast Date: 02/25/96
W: Stephen J. Cannell
D: Stuart Margolin

In this fifth Rockford made-for-TV movie, Jim Rockford investigates
the murder of a waitress and her son. His investigation focuses on
a local gangster and a college criminology class led by Lt. Chapman.

James Garner ........................... Jim Rockford
Marcia Strassman ....................... Dr. Trish George
Joe Santos ............................. Lt. Becker
David Proval ........................... Joseph 'Happy' Cartello
Wendy Phillips ......................... Babs Honeywell
Stefan Gierasch ........................
James Luisi ............................ Captain Chapman
Gretchen Corbett ....................... Beth (Davenport) Van Zandt
Molly Hagan ............................ Trudy Wise
Ivan Sergei
Jason Bernard (I) ...................... Leon Martin
Stuart Margolin ........................ Angel
Matt Gallini ........................... Nicky Z
Sienna Goines ..........................

(data from www.imdb.com)

THE ROCKFORD FILES: PUNISHMENT AND CRIME
Broadcast Date: 09/18/96
W: David Chase
D: David Chase

Laid-back private eye Jim Rockford and his brown Pontiac Firebird become
embroiled in another case when he runs across an old flame, blind book editor
Megan. Her no-good playboy cousin Patrick is involved with the Russian Mob,
which puts everyone's life in danger. The weary Rockford must also deal with his
old friend Angel, who is painting Jim's trailer to work off a debt.

James Garner ........................... Jim Rockford
Joe Santos ............................. Lt. Dennis Becker
Stuart Margolin ........................ Angel
Kathryn Harrold ........................ Megan Dougherty Adams
Bryan Cranston ......................... Patrick Dougherty
Vladimir Skomarovsky ...................
Ramy Zada .............................. Festa
Richard Kiley .......................... Frank Dougherty
Stuart Margolin ........................ Angel Martin
Ilia Volokh ............................ Boris
Elena DeBurdo .......................... Ykaterina
Grace Ura .............................. Molly
Johnny Williams (I) .................... Johnny Zeps
Jack Garner ............................ Capt. McEnroe
Lyndsay Riddell ........................ Young Josie
John Christian Graas ................... Daniel

(plot from imdb.com)


THE ROCKFORD FILES: MURDER AND MISDEMEANORS
Broadcast Date: 11/15/97
W: Juanita Bartlett
D: Tony Wharmby

In this, the seventh in a recent spate of Rockford TV movies, Jim
Rockford helps a chum investigate two shady cops suspected of vice
offences.

James Garner ........................... Jim Rockford
John Amos (I) .......................... Brooker Hutch
Joe Santos ............................. Lt. Dennis Becker
Conrad Janis ........................... Harvey Metzger
Isabel Glasser ......................... Brianne Lambert
Dan Lauria ............................. Commander Gage
Denise Nicholas ........................ Lettie Hutch
Moira Walley ........................... Val Jagger
Shashawnee Hall ........................ Detective Barry Hollis
Danny Quinn ............................ Detective Eddie Lopez
Marco Rodr’guez ........................ Little Cisero
Eugene Roche ........................... Frank
Stuart Margolin ........................ Angel Martin

Shirley Anthony ........................ Sally
Jack Garner ............................ Captain McEnroe
Gerry Gibson ........................... Crinch
Glenn Morshower ........................ Sergeant Cranston

(data from www.imdb.com and Charles Corbett)


THE ROCKFORD FILES: IF IT BLEEDS...IT LEADS
Broadcast Date: 04/20/99
W: Juanita Bartlett,, Stephen J. Cannell, Reuben Leder (teleplay)
D: Stuart Margolin

Rockford tries to clear the name of an old friend who has been falsely
accused of a brutal series of child rapes.

James Garner ........................... Jim Rockford
Rita Moreno ............................ Rita Kapkovic Landale
Joe Santos ............................ Lt. Dennis Becker
Gretchen Corbett ....................... Beth Davenport Van Sant
Tom Atkins ............................. Commander Alex Diehl
Loryn Locklin .......................... Cindy Carteret
Stephanie Faracy ....................... Selma Drown
Denise Crosby .......................... Mrs. Muller
George Wyner ........................... Gillespie
Hal Linden ............................. Ernie Landale
Stuart Margolin ........................ Angel Martin
Gerry Gibson ........................... Critch
Jack Garner ............................ Capt. McEnroe

Christopher Bersh ...................... Deputy
Harley Venton ..........................
James A. Watson Jr. .................... Reporter #2

(thanks to Kenn Scott: kascott@acs.ryerson.caNOSPAM)


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