The Rockford Files

Season 1 Episode 14

Profit and Loss (2)

Aired Unknown Dec 27, 1974 on NBC

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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.

    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.