THE ROCKFORD FILES REVIEWED
“The Rockford Files” follows PI Jim Rockford, as he works cases for $200 a day. Rockford doesn’t like to fight or carry a gun, but he’ll scrap when the time comes. Living in a trailer near the PCH, Rockford works his ex-con ways to make the best of his new life. Playing loose, but winning cases…Rockford does the best he can. The show was created as a vehicle to recapture Garner’s success on “Maverick”. While an early success, I’d go so far as to call it Stephen J. Cannell’s best show.
- 1.33:1 standard definition transfer
RELEASE DATE: 7/19/16
- Video - 80%80%
- Audio - 78%78%
- Supplemental Material - 0%0%
- Film Score - 76%76%
The Plot Thus Far
The world’s most unlikely detective is on the case for only two hundred dollars a day, plus expenses.
Emmy® winner James Garner stars as the offbeat Jim Rockford, an ex-con-turned-private-investigator who would rather fish than fight but whose instinct on closed cases is more golden than his classic Pontiac Firebird. From his mobile home in Malibu, this wisecracking private eye chases down seemingly long-dead clues to solve crime in the sun-baked streets and seamy alleys of Los Angeles.
Enjoy all 23 episodes from the first season featuring stellar guest stars, wry humor, chilling suspense, and engaging cases – it’s no mystery why THE ROCKFORD FILES is one of the most celebrated detective shows.