The Rockford Files

Season 4 Episode 22

The House on Willis Avenue (2)

Aired Unknown Feb 24, 1978 on NBC
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The House on Willis Avenue (2)

Jim and Richie continue to investigate their mentor's death and follow leads to a massive computer data storage company that has a plot in a desert canyon...

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Pernell Roberts

Pernell Roberts

B.J. Anderson

Guest Star

Jackie Cooper

Jackie Cooper

Garth McGregor

Guest Star

Paul Fix

Paul Fix

Joseph Tooley

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Jim and Richie are running from the guard at the gate at the end of the episode, you see a small explosion in the dirt, like from a gunshot. However, immediately after that, the guard is just getting his rifle aimed to take shots at them.

    • This the first of only two occasions when Jim has his trailer moved from its usual location, here he moves it to a forest.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • (Jim breaks into Tooley's office the second time and is caught by BJ and Smithy)
      BJ: Where's Brockelman?
      Jim: Oh, it's not my turn to watch him.
      BJ: I can see you're gonna keep us in stitches...

  • NOTES (4)

    • Similar to the 3rd season episode "So Help Me God", this episode ends with a tag, stating "Secret information centers, building dossiers on individuals exist today. You have no legal right to know about them, prevent them, or sue for damages. Our liberty may well be the price we pay for permitting this to continue unchecked. Member U.S. Privacy Protection Commission."

    • Due to the number of guest credits in this episode, the closing sequence was much longer than normal and used the entire theme from the opening sequence.

    • Dennis Dugan had a brief series as Richie Brockelman PI by Stephen J. Cannell and Steven Bocho, which also starred Robert Hogan as Sergeant Ted Coopersmith.

    • This was part of a 120 min TV movie, that introduces a character who's named Richie Brockelman. The character is popular enough to warrant a spin-off.