The Rockford Files

Season 1 Episode 14

Profit and Loss (2)

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Aired Unknown Dec 27, 1974 on NBC
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PART 2 - LOSS While breaking into Bovino’s Print Shop, Jim triggers an alarm and quickly grabs some files and Doris drives the Firebird to evade the Police. Jim has not found any evidence, but works out that Bovino was printing forged stock certificates. Jim visits another securities analyst – Norm Mitchell, who also feels that Fiscal Dynamics is crooked, but is unwilling to help. Jim is followed home, kidnapped, attacked and warned by Kurt - a messenger for Leon Fielder - to stop investigating FDI. With Rocky’s help Jim follows Kurt but losses him at the airport, so follows Fielder from his home to FDI, where Fielder emerges with a briefcase – possibly full of damming evidence, and a chase ensues, ending in a shootout and the discovery of evidence that FDI is fraudulent and responsible for many murders. At the same time, Jim and Rocky solve the mystery of Jim’s broken garbage disposal, due to a missing bullet from Jim’s 38’ revolver…moreless

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  • Rockford starts investigating the big company Fiscal Dynamics Inc. and finds himself threatened, pounded on and kidnapped. He is over his head into the case but although threatened, he is convinced to continue to solve the mystery of the company.moreless

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    This action-packed, well-paced, two-part episode where Rockford gets to show his stamina to its fullest is actually one of the Rockford episodes that I remember that I have seen (I wasn't too old when the series was broadcast the first time), so that must mean that it's good stuff? Yes, it is, watching it over thirty years later! Rockford seems to be out in deep water, being threatened by thugs from a big company called Fiscal Dynamics Inc. (or FDI short), but even though he is having a tough time (nearly being sued for 10 million dollars, among other things), it's as if he is thinking that "tough times never last, tough people do". It is also a pleasure to see Ned Beatty as one of the guest stars, playing Leon Fielder, the vice president of this big company named FDI, which is doing similar things with the stock market as Enron once did twentyfive years later in the real world. A running gag is Jim and Rocky quibbling over a jammed-up garbage disposal in the trailer. A new acquiantance is Ecuador-born actor Albert Paulsen, who makes a memorable appearance as Kurt, who interrogates and threatens Rockford, and speaks with a strange German-Swedish accent. This is an episode with good actors and subsequently good acting, with a good story.moreless
Ned Beatty

Ned Beatty

Leon Fielder

Guest Star

Sharon Spelman

Sharon Spelman

Doris Parker

Guest Star

J. Jay Saunders

J. Jay Saunders

Computer Programmer

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Gretchen Corbett

Gretchen Corbett

Beth Davenport

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