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James Garner returns in his Primetime Emmy Award-winning role as wisecracking ex-con-turned-private detective Jim Rockford in all 22 Season Five episodes of The Rockford Files! In this thrilling five-disc set, Rockford chases down underworld mobsters, art thieves, an organ transplant ring and other criminals who never expect to find the world's most unlikely detective behind Rockford's easygoing, laid-back demeanor. Along for the chase this season are such phenomenal guest stars as Tom Selleck, Ed Harris, John Pleshette, Harold Gould and more. From legendary TV producer Stephen J. Cannell, the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series that earned eighteen nominations returns for more intelligent mysteries, devious suspects and classic Rockford action!

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  • Actors: James Garner, James Luisi
  • Directors: James Garner, Richard Crenna, James Coburn, Harry Falk, Lawrence Dobkin
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: January 15, 2008
  • Run Time: 1105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000XJD3K2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,945 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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86 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Mad Mau on November 30, 2007
Format: DVD
Season Five continued the fine writing and impeccible acting that defined The Rockford Files as one of televisions best ever offerings.

In addition, this season has some fantastic guest stars: Rita Moreno, Bo Hopkins, Tom Selleck, Abe Vigoda, Robert Loggia, Jason Evers, Robert Alda, Kathryn Harrold, Mary Fran, Erin Gray, Ted Shackelford, Paul Koslo, Dennis Dugan and Harold Gould to name just a few.

A few of my favorite episodes from this season include:

White on White and nearly Perfect - Wherein Jim works with Lance White (Tom Selleck), a goody two shoes Detective who always comes up smelling like a rose, usually at Rockford's expense.

Black Mirror - A two parter where Jim protects and falls in love with a blind psychologist played by the scrumptious Kathryn Harrold.

A Different Drummer - A strange but absorbing tale that has Rockford on the trail of a sociopath who is harvesting organs from live donors.

Episode list and original air dates are as follows:

Heartaches of a Fool 9/22/1978
Rosendahl and Gilda Stern Are Dead 9/29/1978
The Jersey Bounce 10/6/1978
White on White and Nearly Perfect 10/20/1978
Kill the Messenger 10/27/1978
The Empty Frame 11/3/1978
A Three-Day Affair With a Thirty-Day Escrow 11/10/1978
A Good Clean Bust With Sequel Rights 11/17/1978
Black Mirror (1) 11/24/1978
Black Mirror (2) 11/24/1978
A Fast Count 12/1/1978
Local Man Eaten by Newspaper 12/8/1978
With the French Heel Back, Can the Nehru Jacket Be Far Behind?
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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Erik Rupp VINE VOICE on January 15, 2008
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The Rockford Files, in case you haven't seen it, is one of the best examples of dramatic television in the 1970's (if you have seen it you already know that). The Rockford Files was/is a witty, well written "detective" show, a genre that was extremely popular in the 70's and 80's. If you like Magnum P.I. or Simon and Simon or any other show like that then you'll like The Rockford Files. Rockford did the same thing before they did it, only better.

James Garner was absolutely perfect as Jim Rockford. It's just about impossible to imagine anyone else in the role. The show's writers and producers managed to find a perfect balance of drama and comedy (with the comedy coming in the form of dry, sarcastic one liners, usually coming from Rockford) without hurting the dramatic impact of the stories.

The fifth season of the show found those writers and producers on a roll. The Rockford Files was one of those shows that never saw a slip in quality. It was a great show from start to finish. And now nearly the entire run of the series is available on DVD.

Watching the DVD's is almost like going back in time - these episodes (for the most part) haven't looked this good since they first aired back in the 70's. It's nice, too, to be able to watch uncut episodes (as a couple minutes from each episode of shows from that era are cut for additional ad time when shown on TV in syndication). Unless you watched the shows in the 70's you might not even know what you were missing when watching the shows in syndication - but now you will get to see those scenes previously deleted for commercial time.

If you're a fan of detective shows with a wry sense of humor then The Rockford Files is for you.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Ray TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 17, 2008
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"The Rockford Files" was a wildly popular, and now, iconographic, television detective series based on the life and work of Jim Rockford, a private detective living in southern California in the 1970's. The series is undoubtedly one of the best television shows ever produced: so good that one almost winces when the word "television" is mentioned in context with the show. Although television was the format and forum for the series, the work lays clearly outside the norms of "good television," and moves into areas generally only found in film and drama.

Jim is a genuinely good-hearted, but nevertheless cynical, hero of the common man who makes his sometimes meager income pursuing his unusual and often dangerous job. As an ex-con himself who spent time in jail for a crime he did not commit (and for which he eventually received a full pardon), Jim's street smarts equip him to move through all types of dangerous and unexpectedly dramatic situations that arise as he works his way through his revolving caseload, the "files" part of "The Rockford Files." Jim's response to questions about his daily rate, usually asked by someone in most every episode, is "200 dollars a day, plus expenses." Jim's duties might be to look for a missing person, collect on a debt owed, solve a crime, or anything else that someone might hire a private detective to do.

Jim makes frequent use of his friend in Los Angeles Police Department, Sgt. Dennis Becker, to get important information, but as often as not, pays the favors back by providing help to Becker which allowed Becker to make arrests. Jim claims to be averse to picking up any job that involves real danger. He owns a gun, but rarely uses it, and makes a point of telling anyone who will listen that he doesn't like guns.
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