The Rockford Files

The Rockford Files (1974)

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The Battle of Canoga Park - S4-E3

Visible crew/equipment: At the start, when "created by Roy Huggins and Stephen J. Cannell" appear onscreen, in the next shot the reflections of the camera operator and camera are visible on the glass door of Reidy's office. Then again in the following shot, just before that door is opened. (00:02:20)

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Gearjammers, Part 2 - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: While Rockford is driving with his father in the pickup Hammel's goon goes after Rocky again, and when they get to the docks Rockford shows Becker the window that was shot out. When Becker tells Rocky where to park the pickup, the shadow of the boom pole and mic is visible on the truck bed cover as Rocky drives off. (00:39:10)

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Crack Back - S3-E21

Continuity mistake: When Doreen calls "Mr. Trainer" at Rocky's house, she tells him her address is "4615 Whitley Place, apt 103" yet when Rockford goes to see her to convince her to testify, the address "7352" is beside the home's front door. (00:33:40 - 00:36:10)

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Crack Back - S3-E21

Visible crew/equipment: When the large gift package is delivered to Beth she gets the sender's supposed address from the driver, then as Beth moves the package from the stairs, the reflection of the moving boom mic is visible on the window, in the top right corner of the screen. It's visible again in a following shot from the same angle. (00:23:25)

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Dirty Money, Black Light - S3-E22

Continuity mistake: When Rockford finds the money in Rocky's mail, Angel pulls a requisite Angel move and swipes some of the bills. Angel's lowest two polo shirt buttons are open, but in the next closeup as he shoves a bill into his shirt pocket those buttons are closed, then open again. (00:06:10)

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A Bad Deal in the Valley - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: When Rockford goes to see his friend the preacher to ask about a new fence in town, the wood box that the preacher opens has the word "donation" on it, with the bottom of the letters facing the hinged side of the box. In the box's closeup some changes include: the wood top is now different and the word "donation" faces the opposite way, with the top of the letters facing the hinged side. (00:38:40)

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A Bad Deal in the Valley - S2-E22

Visible crew/equipment: When Rockford and Karen drive up to the house where Lederer has been hiding, Rockford stops the car and explains that he doesn't want to spook him. During this brief stop, note there is something at the roof of Rockford's car along with the reflection of equipment, and in the two shots of Frick and Frack's car a crew member's reflection (looks like their hand) is visible on the window's chrome trim, on the right side of the screen. (00:43:05)

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The Trouble with Warren - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: At the motel, when Rockford and Hudson are walking down the stairs during the citizen's arrest, in the closeup of the scuffle Rockford is wearing a dark belt with a large rectangular gold buckle, but in the following shots he's wearing a tan colored belt with a simple single prong buckle. (00:45:40)

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Return to the 38th Parallel - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: While Rockford is staking out Stabila's house, in a closeup he jots down Nejman's license plate number, then Rockford places his notebook aside. In this closeup note the Chevrolet Impala emblem at the steering wheel center (looks like the 1968 Impala version), though Rockford drives a 1976 Pontiac Firebird Esprit with a different steering wheel. (00:24:40)

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Piece Work - S3-E10

Visible crew/equipment: When Murray tells Herbert Deane that Lucas bought himself a federal judge Deane walks toward the wall of file cabinets, and as Murray follows him a T-mark becomes visible on the floor near Murray's feet. (00:31:40)

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Electric Larry: Harry, the soda machine at the bar is busted again.
Harry Smick: It was fixed last week.
Electric Larry: Tell that to the customer drinking scotch and air.

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