Hoods snatch a stockbroker, and his sister hires Rockford for $23.64, because Jim's in the yellow pages and her big brother instructed her not to dial the cops. Jim's protective of the naive 25 year old bookkeeper, despite the tiny fee, because he fears her brother is dead, and she can't accept that her only relative, who's always taken care of her, may be mixed up in a securities scam.
Did You Know?
This is the first of 3 episodes which feature Wayne Tippit
as agent (Dan) Shore (because he's only referred to, by his full name in this, the first, as well as his third episode). The other two episodes featuring Tippit as agent Shore are; The Rockford Files: The No-Cut Contract
(1976), and finally, The Rockford Files: A Portrait of Elizabeth
(1976). All of Tippit's episodes as Shore are during the second season. Agent Shore had previously appeared on The Rockford Files, but, was portrayed by black actor, James McEachin
, in the first-season episode, The Rockford Files: This Case Is Closed
(1974). See more
Los Angeles police cars did not have mechanical sirens in the 1970s. See more
[pretending to be late for an appointment
Why is it every time there's a car wreck on the other side of the divider, all the cars on your side get out to look at it? Are they expecting to see blood?