James Garner stars as Jim Rockford, a private investigator who lives and works out of a house trailer at the beach in Malibu, Los Angeles. Charging $200 per day plus expenses, he's not the cheapest detective available, but he's the best. Jim relies on his brain not brawn to solve a case, and frequently his charm. An ex-convict, once imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Jim has a penchant for taking cases that are closed by the LAPD - those the police were sure had been resolved.
- The Rockford Files: Series 1 review by JD
If you watched the Rockford files in 1974 and liked them you will not be disappointed to review them, partly because the only thing you will remember is the theme tune and the characters. Nobody can remember a plot from 39 years ago.
If you didn't watch them before they are dated, the fashions are ludicrous, the acting is awful and the editing of sequences amateur. You may even find the dreadfulness of it funny. I enjoyed them for the nostalgia and recommend them to 50ish year olds.