The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
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To Protect and Serve: Part 2 

Rockford tries to keep a woman on the run out of the hands of two Minette hoods (and her revenge minded ex-fiancé) but the bungling interference of a disturbed police groupie threatens to get them both killed.

Director:

William Wiard

Writers:

Roy Huggins (created by), Stephen J. Cannell (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Jim Rockford
Noah Beery Jr. ... Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Joe Santos ... Dennis Becker
Joyce Van Patten ... Lianne Sweeny
James Luisi ... Lt. Doug Chapman
Leslie Charleson ... Patsy Fossler
Jon Cypher ... Michael Kelly
George Loros George Loros ... 'Anthony Boy' Gagglio
Lou Frizzell Lou Frizzell ... Wes Wesley
Luke Andreas Luke Andreas ... Syl
Angus Duncan ... John Fossler
Bucklind Beery Bucklind Beery ... Off. Al Mazursky
Douglas Ryan Douglas Ryan ... Deputy
Charles Bateman ... 1st Detective
Jack Lucarelli ... Bowling Alley Customer
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Storyline

Rockford tries to keep a woman on the run out of the hands of two Minette hoods (and her revenge minded ex-fiancé) but the bungling interference of a disturbed police groupie threatens to get them both killed.

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1977 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

If Patsy had married Michael Kelly, she'd be Patsy Kelly, the name of the great movie comedienne and character actress - kind of an "in joke" by writer David Chase. See more »

Goofs

When Lianne goes home, we hear on her police scanner that "the suspect is moving south on Devonshire". Devonshire is a major east-west street in the north part of San Fernando Valley. See more »

Quotes

Jim Rockford: This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
Anonymous Woman: This is incredible! Do you know last night I had one of my dreams? I dreamed that if I called you, you wouldn't be home - and you're not!
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Connections

Referenced in The Rockford Files: The Man Who Saw the Alligators (1979) See more »

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Police buff/groupie
7 January 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This is a second part of a story where now James Garner has rescued Leslie Charleson from the clutches of mob hit men. She was the girlfriend of mob lawyer Jon Cypher and too much pillow talk passed between them to let her live. She's got Cypher after him and also a couple of button guys from Brooklyn as well.

Garner has to park Charleson with old prison buddy Lou Frizzell on his charter boat in Oxnard while he figures out his next move. He has a plan and it might just work but there's a police groupie in the mix.

Joyce Van Patten returns as police buff/groupie who just wants to be part of the action. It beats her life which is running a bowling shoe concession at the local alley. She inserts herself in the case and this is one of the few times in the history of the Rockford Files that you will see James Garner, Joe Santos, and James Luisi all on the same page when it comes to here. In part one she was annoying, in part two she graduates to menace.

For Van Patten this is one of the best roles she ever had in her career. There's a nice climax on the Oxnard pier to this story as well.


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