The Best Episodes of The Rockford Files
Last Updated: May 21, 2019
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 takes you on the cases of the lost and the dispossessed, chasing down seemingly long-dead clues in the sun-baked streets and seamy alleys of Los Angeles.
#1 - The House on Willis Avenue (2)
Season 4 - Episode 22
Part 2 Jim and Ritchie continue to investigate their mentor's death and follow leads to a massive computer data storage company who have a plot in a desert canyon...
#2 - Never Send a Boy King to Do a Man's Job (2)
Season 5 - Episode 21
The con continues and proves sucessful when one of the fellow one artists appears to make of with the cheque...
#3 - Drought at Indianhead River
Season 3 - Episode 5
Rockford's former cellmate strikes it rich in real estate, but when his underworld connections take offense, it's up to Rockford to get them both to safer ground.
#4 - The Farnsworth Stratagem
Season 2 - Episode 2
When Dennis is conned into investing in a hotel for mobsters, Jim impersonates a Texas Oil Man to get his friends money back...
#5 - So Help Me God
Season 3 - Episode 7
The American justice system doesn't seem to be working in Rockford's favor when he is brought in to testify about the kidnapping of a union official and is then arrested for contempt before he can finish collecting his defense materials.
#6 - Kill the Messenger
Season 5 - Episode 5
Jim helps Dennis who, while studying for his promotion to Lieutenant , is handed the murder investigation of the Deputy Police Cheif's wife...
#7 - The House on Willis Avenue (1)
Season 4 - Episode 21
Part 1 When his mentor is found dead in a road accident, Jim teams up with young PI Ritchie Brockleman following up leads on a murder and find a lot more than they bargained for...
#8 - The Jersey Bounce
Season 5 - Episode 3
Jim stands accused of murdering one of Rocky's neighbours party guests when matters get out of hand, but Jim's counsel seems pre-occupied so puts his fate in the hands of legal researcher John Cooper...
#9 - The Hawaiian Headache
Season 6 - Episode 8
Jim is lured to Hawaii and tricked into helping his former Army commander with a CIA related investigation...
#10 - The Trees, the Bees and T.T. Flowers (1)
Season 3 - Episode 14
Part 1. At his father's urgent request, Rockford comes to the aid of an old man who has been committed to a hospital by his daughter and son-in-law.
#11 - The Trees, the Bees and T.T. Flowers (2)
Season 3 - Episode 15
Part 2. The drama continues as Rockford helps Flowers to escape, but then the older man takes drastic steps in an effort to hold on to his land.
#12 - Hotel of Fear
Season 4 - Episode 10
Angel's living the high life in return for his testimony against a hit man. But does living in the lap of luxury mean he'll pay the ultimate price?
#13 - Joey Blue Eyes
Season 2 - Episode 17
An ex-convict looks to Rockford to help him remain on the straight and narrow when the mob shows an interest in his legitimate restaurant business. Can Rockford help him keep too many cooks out of his kitchen?
#14 - The Great Blue Lake Land and Development Company
Season 2 - Episode 6
While stranded in a desert town, Rockford has $10,000 — money for a client's bail — stolen. He turns to his father and Fast Harry, an ex-con friend, to help him find both the money and the thief, and in the process they uncover an intricate real estate swindle.
#15 - The Italian Bird Fiasco
Season 2 - Episode 19
Posing as an art dealer, Rockford purchases a rare sculpture of a bird for a client. When he is attacked leaving the auction, he realizes that he's just flown into a flock of trouble.
#17 - There's One in Every Port
Season 3 - Episode 12
Lady Luck is not on his side when Rockford is swindled in a poker game by a father-daughter con team, and he decides to take whatever steps are necessary to get back his stolen cash.
#18 - Dirty Money, Black Light
Season 3 - Episode 22
When Rockford's father begins receiving large amounts of cash in the mail, both the mob and the Feds are interested in his new good fortune.
#19 - Rattlers' Class of '63
Season 3 - Episode 8
Angel thinks he's marrying his way into a fortune, but his new wife's family may also be guilty of using this unholy union to scheme their way into ill-gained riches.
#20 - A Portrait of Elizabeth
Season 2 - Episode 16
Beth's latest beau hires Rockford to investigate the disappearance of cashier's checks. What begins as a routine job leads Rockford and his friend into a world of music, art...and murder.
#21 - The Empty Frame
Season 5 - Episode 6
After the police and most prominant members of the community are literaly caught with thier trousers down by a group of Art theives, Jim is hired by the owners to locate the missing pictures. Meanwhile Angel is exherting new influences after his borther in law is named a Police Chief...
#22 - Coulter City Wildcat
Season 3 - Episode 6
Rocky thinks his luck has finally changed when he wins a piece of land in an oil-rights lottery, but he's soon hounded by some sore losers who want his winnings for themselves.
#23 - White on White and Nearly Perfect
Season 5 - Episode 4
Jim works with Lance White, a fellow who is so perfect it seems unreal, when investigating the kidnapping of the daughter of a prominant weapons industrialist...
#24 - Nice Guys Finish Dead
Season 6 - Episode 7
Jim and Lance White help Fred Beamer when he is charged with murder of a Senator while attending an awards banquet...
#25 - Feeding Frenzy
Season 3 - Episode 4
Love is put to the test when Sandy, Rockford's fiancée, asks him to help her father return the half-million dollars he stole three years earlier from an oil company.