The WORST Episodes of The Rockford Files
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
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 - Just a Coupla Guys
Season 6 - Episode 11
Jim travels to New Jersey to help a reformed mob boss, who two punks are trying to get into the mob through.
#2 - Roundabout
Season 1 - Episode 23
Jim is hired to pass on the inheritance to a young woman in Las Vegas, who acts very strangly and appears not to really want the money...
#3 - Paradise Cove
Season 6 - Episode 1
Although he is trying to be evicted from Paradise Cove and is subject to an audit for a Court Judgment, Jim investigates an old mystery involving whiskey and gold bullion...
#4 - Only Rock 'n' Roll Will Never Die (2)
Season 6 - Episode 5
Jim finds a missing Record Producer murdered and believes it is linked to a talent agency ran by organised crime...
#5 - Love Is the Word
Season 6 - Episode 6
Jim meets with Megan who asks for his help in clearing her fiance of murder charges...
#6 - The Queen of Peru
Season 4 - Episode 12
A dangerous beachside transaction between Rockford and some jewel thieves has a change of fortune when a family barbecuing nearby happens upon the priceless gems.
#7 - No Fault Affair
Season 6 - Episode 9
Rita Capkovic stays with Jim after she is beaten up by her pimp when she wants to find a new line of work...
#8 - The Prisoner of Rosemont Hall
Season 4 - Episode 20
Hazing rituals at a local fraternity get fatally out of control when Rockford's young friend and an Arab student are murdered.
#9 - Caledonia - It's Worth a Fortune!
Season 1 - Episode 12
Hired by Jolene Hyland, Jim helps her try and locate a fortune buried somewhere in Caledonia by her terminally ill husband Gerry, whose former partner Leonard wants a peice of the action...
#10 - Just by Accident
Season 1 - Episode 22
Jim invesitgates the death of a man on behlaf of his mother, an old friend, but stumbles into a insurance scam...
#11 - The Four Pound Brick
Season 1 - Episode 21
Jim invesitgates the death of a Rookie Police Officer on behalf the mother, a good friend of Rocky's...
#12 - Second Chance
Season 4 - Episode 4
An illustrious singer is in the spotlight when Rockford and his former cellmate, Gandy, work to find the person who wants her silenced forever.
#13 - Irving the Explainer
Season 4 - Episode 8
The legacy of a famous director haunts Rockford as he digs into the man's past and discovers Nazi sympathies and a missing painting worth millions.
#14 - Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs (2)
Season 6 - Episode 3
Jim traces a killer via a barman, florist and gangster in order to establish who ordered the Princess' friend killed...
#15 - A Different Drummer
Season 5 - Episode 22
Hospitalized by an accident, Jim is convinced he sees a doctor perform an organ extraxion on a live patient...
#16 - Claire
Season 1 - Episode 18
Jim has some trouble with a gangsters and an ill-tempered Police Captain. when he helps his old girlfriend Claire....
#17 - Three Day Affair with a Thirty Day Escrow
Season 5 - Episode 7
Jim is taken before a family of Arabs who want to know why his client hired him to find thier missing daughter. JIm must find the client, the daughter and figure how the cas eis contected to a Real Estate broker...
#18 - Local Man Eaten by Newspaper
Season 5 - Episode 12
While investigsting a tabloid newspaper who are stealing medical information on celebrities, Jim recieves some bad press after his client, the celebrity doctor is shot dead...
#19 - This Case Is Closed (1)
Season 1 - Episode 6
Whilse investigating the fiance of Warren Jamison's daughter, Jim experiences some strange events which include kidnapping by the mob and the FBI who are anxious to get a statement - it all relates back to Jim recent trip to Newark...
#20 - The Battle-Ax and the Exploding Cigar
Season 5 - Episode 14
Have Jim and a passenger are arrested after guns are found in a car Jim is suprised to learn his passenger has got off scott free and enlists the help of a Secretary who is concerned about the disapearance of one of her staff...
#21 - A Fast Count
Season 5 - Episode 11
A murder investigation leads Jim to a TV personality who is trying to frame a boxer's manager...
#22 - Profit and Loss (2)
Season 1 - Episode 14
PART 2 - LOSS After being charged with filing a false police report, Jim and Rocky continue to investigate Fiscal Dynamics Incorporated...
#23 - The Man Who Saw the Alligators
Season 5 - Episode 17
When a hit-man Jim helped imprison is released threatening revenge, Jim goes into hiding, but Angel unfortunately reveals his friends hideout...
#24 - Guilt
Season 5 - Episode 15
Jim aids his former fiance whose life has been threatened by a mystery figure...
#25 - The Big Ripoff
Season 1 - Episode 8
A life insurance investigation becomes more complicated than first appeared when Jim belives the insuree is still alive...