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The Rockford Files: Season 2 [DVD]

James Garner , Noah Beery    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: James Garner, Noah Beery, Joe Santos, Gretchen Corbett, Stuart Margolin
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: None
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: None
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Aug 2006
  • Run Time: 1070 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,377 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



The second Rockford Files set begins at the beginning. That's because the double-length pilot ("Backlash of the Hunter") appears as an extra. In this episode, Jim Rockford (James Garner) explains to guest star Lindsay Wagner, "I only handle criminal cases that are closed." The first Rockford file also introduces his errant father, Rocky (Robert Donley, who'll soon be replaced by Noah Beery Jr.), detective buddy Dennis (Joe Santos, The Sopranos), and squirrelly pal Angel (Emmy winner Stuart Margolin) with whom he did time at San Quentin (before being granted a full pardon). Season two highlights include the two-part "Gearjammers," in which Rockford discovers his dad's secret life, "Chicken Little Is a Little Chicken," in which Rockford helps Angel fake his death, and "The Hammer of C Block," with Isaac "Shaft" Hayes as a former cellmate who just can't get his name straight—he thinks it's "Rockfish." (The Oscar-winning Hayes also contributes an original number called "Gandy's Theme.") Even when the episodes are less memorable, Garner's easygoing Oklahoma charm and potent chemistry with his co-stars, including lawyer/ex-girlfriend girlfriend Beth (Gretchen Corbett), makes each one worth watching. Like most Stephen J. Cannell programs (Baretta, 21 Jump Street, etc.), The Rockford Files never had any difficulty attracting famous (and soon-to-be-famous) guests. The second year claims such notables as Linda Evans ("The Farnsworth Stratagem"), Stefanie Powers ("The Real Easy Red Dog"), Blair Brown ("The Girl in the Bay City Boys Club"), Rob Reiner ("The No-Cut Contract"), and Louis Gossett Jr. ("Foul on the First Play'). The only other bonus feature is a short, if informative interview with Cannell, who reveals that the character of Joseph "Rocky" Rockford was modeled after his own father. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

Product Description

James Garner is back once again in Season 2 of The Rockford Files, playing the role of Jim Rockford, a private investigator, who gets caught up in situations he’d rather not be in. An ex-con pardoned for a crime he didn’t commit, Jim is occasionally aided by his Father (aka Rocky), but would rather run away from a fight and spend time fishing than be involved in anything over his head!

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Entertainment 11 Dec 2006
About the extras - the Amazon write-up is not entirely accurate. The Pilot for Season 1 was on the First Season set; hence it is not included here.

The US Season 1 set included an interview with Garner (not on the UK Season 1 set) that is included with this set, together with the interview with Steven Cannell (also on the US Season 2 set but not the US Season 1 set) as mentioned. Thus you get two interviews as extras with this set.

Highly recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Nostalgia 16 Feb 2009
A good series, I don't think there was a bad one, it was my favorite 'detective' series and it brings back great memories of the 70's. Good quality DVD recordings.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An oldie but a goodie! 12 Jan 2011
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I bought the DVD collections 1-5 for my dad for Xmas and he loved them. Well worth it. The quality is great.
The only negative thing I can say is I was unable to buy the 6th and final season as it was only available as a US import which was no good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great series 22 Dec 2013
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The Rockford Files, was in my opinion, one of the best detective series of it's generation. James Garner was a wonderful actor and he made the series his own. He was Rockford. Combined with Noah Beery as "Rocky" as well as the various guest this mad it a must to watch. I am delighted that I purchased it. Delivery was swift.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best private eye series ever made. 4 Oct 2013
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An absolute must for Rockford fans. Season 2 was probably one of the best and this DVD includes interviews with James Garner and Stephen Cannell about the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT!!!!! 11 Aug 2012
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one of the best shows ever to grace the screen and i plan to buy all five region 2 seasons. james garner is superb and nobody could ever fill his shoes.
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