The Rockford Files

Season 5 Episode 19

A Material Difference

Aired Unknown Feb 24, 1979 on NBC

Episode Recap

Angel is pulling a new swindle; he poses as 'Mister Jones' who hires himself out as a hit man for $10,000 – half in advance. He meets a Cowboy for his first gig, but never does the job. The whole meeting is caught on film and viewed by Russian agents. In the film Angel is met by Jim who makes fun of his appearance. Later two men posing as lay preachers try to take Jim at gunpoint while searching for Angel, and when Jim catches up with Angel he is annoyed to learn about the swindle. They go to Angel's victim's workshop but Angel finds the victim – a man named Kramer dead. They leave but are spotted by a witness who reports them to the police. Eventually Angel confesses to Jim about the death of Kramer, but by then it is too late, because the pair are now wanted for murder. They search for the connection between Kramer, the preachers and two men who break into Rocky's and steal all his blue denim jeans. Meanwhile US Naval Intelligence is aided by the LAPD as part of a separate investigation involving national security and Angel Martin the hitman…
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