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The Rockford Files/A Different Drummer

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A Different Drummer
Season 5, Episode 22
Airdate April 13, 1979
Written by Rudolph Borchert
Directed by Reza S. Badiyi
Produced by Juanita Bartlett
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A Different Drummer is the twenty-second episode of the fifth season of The Rockford Files, and the one hundred eleventh episode overall.

Starring: James Garner (Jim Rockford)

Also Starring: Noah Beery (Joseph "Rocky" Rockford), Joe Santos (Sgt. Dennis Becker)

Guest Stars: John Considine (Dr. Lee Yost), Jesse Welles (Sorel Henderson), Carmen Argenziano (Dumas), Walter Brooke (Dr. Bosca), Dave Cass (Casey)

and Reni Santoni (Perry)

Co-Starring: Harlan Warde (Evan Grange), Fritzi Burr (Tax Assistant), Patrick Culliton (Patrolman), Sandy Freeman (Dr. Addison)

with Anne Bellamy (Nurse), Ray Stricklyn (Dr. Stark), Lesley Woods (Lucy Grange) Will Gill, Jr. (Orderly), Glenn Robards (Father), Don Furneaux (Janitor), Luis Delgado (Officer Billings)


Plot Overview

Jim winds up in the hospital after suffering a head injury in a car accident and witnesses a bizarre sight...a doctor who specializes in organ transplants removing the corneas of a man killed in a motorcycle accident, but the man's hand moves when the doctor is working on him. This leads him to do an investigation of the doctor and his 'foundation' that deals in black market organs.


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