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The Rockford Files/A Material Difference

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A Material Difference
Season 5, Episode 19
Airdate February 24, 1979
Written by Rogers Turrentine
Directed by William Wiard
Produced by David Chase and
Chas. Floyd Johnson
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A Material Difference is the nineteenth episode of the fifth season of The Rockford Files, and the one hundred eighth episode overall.

Starring: James Garner (Jim Rockford)

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

Guest Stars: Michael McGuire (Barnard), Joshua Bryant (Holt), David Tress (Bert), Rod Browning (Leonard), Michael Alldredge (Dobson), James Luisi (Lt. Doug Chapman)

and Stuart Margolin (Angel)

Co-Starring: John Davey (Cowboy), Donald Bishop (Randolph)

with Phil Chambers (Old Man), Alex Rodine (1st Man), Ari Barak (2nd Man), Ron McCabe (Patrolman), Vance Davis (Cop), Lidia Kristen (Woman), Cynthia Nigh (Receptionist), Luis Delgado (Officer Billings)


Plot Overview

Angel's latest con--posing as a hit man, collecting the fee and not going through with the job--lands him and Rockford in a huge mess involving Russian spies, Naval Intelligence, a manufacturer of blue jeans and the cops.


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The Show

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Allusions and References

Memorable Moments