The Rockford Files

Season 4 Episode 18

South by Southeast

Aired Unknown Feb 03, 1978 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • GOOF: The aircraft which Jim boards and which we see taxying for take-off is completely different to the aircraft which we see take-off. The original aircraft is however, back for in-flight camera shots and landing.

    • Jim Rockford's middle name is Scott...just like James Garner.

  • Quotes

    • Answering Machine: Billy Skelly at EyeCo. Like to interest you in some new private detection equipment, including the 448 Telephonic Bug. We'll demonstrate it in a friend's home for one full week no charge.

    • Rockford: I don't have superiors. I have few peers and no superiors.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The title and general plot of the episode are inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 film North By Northwest. In the film, Cary Grant is mistaken for a spy and gets entangled in a cross-country pursuit.

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