The Rockford Files

Season 1 Episode 16

Sleight of Hand

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Aired Unknown Jan 17, 1975 on NBC
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Jim walks along the beach and arrives at Rocky’s house. He discusses a the recent disappearance of his girlfriend Karen after a boat trip; Jim took his girlfriend Karen and her daughter home after a boat trip to San Francisco, but Karen mysteriously disappeared, and her next-door neighbour was murdered. When Jim reported the disappearance to Dennis Becker and Lieutenant Diehl, Diehl stated the little girl said her mother did not come home with them. Jim followed a trail from a bus stop to a cabstand to a residential hotel and found a woman but she was not Karen, she was Diana Lewis… Rocky tells Jim to consider the words of the daughter and Jim realises the daughters statement was true and Karen did not come home with them, so Jim returns to Diana’s, but finds her dead, with Michael Cordeen close by. Jim confronts Cordeen and makes a connection with her and one of their journey stops – the Buena Vista Inn. Jim follows Cordeen to the Inn where he witnesses Cordeen meeting with Vincent Minette a notorious gangster who is hiding out from the police….moreless

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  • Romance turns sour for Jim in the most tragic way.

    8.8
    A doomed relationship forms the basis of this story, as a new girlfriend accidently falls foul of some mobsters. Spurred on by some peculiar comments by the victim's daughter, Jim gets to the bottom of the heartbreaking mystery, but not without some serious soul searching along the way. Often the show could veer into matter of the heart drama with mixed success, and the sinister twist in this story allows it to stand out as one of the superior experiments in this format. Along the way, Jim is left to question his own personal circumstances, a girl is left without her mother, and one is left to wonder if there really is any justice. Tough going, and a classic to boot.moreless
Gerald McRaney

Gerald McRaney

Irv

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Lara Parker

Lara Parker

Diana Lewis

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Pat Delaney

Pat Delaney

Karen Mills

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Joe Santos

Joe Santos

Sergeant Dennis Becker

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