Reaffirming that every old action show is destined to live again (not so fast, Street Hawk), big-screen remakes of The Rockford Files and It Takes A Thief are edging ever closer to joining the yellowing TV Guide that is the modern box office. Show More Summary
Saw Argo the other day, was impressed by the way it was filmed in such a 70s style, sorta like that movie The Limey or an episode of the Rockford Files. I also felt nostalgia for that relatively nonviolent era. All those hostages and nobody was killed. It’s a good thing the Ayatollah didn’t have [...]Show More Summary
Time was, the only time you could see cool cars on TV, outside of reruns of the Rockford Files and Starsky and Hutch, was on Saturday Mornings on The Nashville Network. Those programs, aimed at shade tree mechanics and the average do-it-yourselfer, were about as interesting as a high school auto shop class’ instructional videos. [...]
It's no secret that NBC is struggling. It's not just the last place network; it's not even close. The once high-flying network -- home of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," "Ironside," "The Waltons" and "Rockford Files" -- hasn't had a decent...
If things work out as hoped, I'll throw in a few "Rockford Files" episodes, as well. That show's been on constant rotation at the Nolte home since 1993. But here's the agenda as of now. I'll certainly update with any changes. 1. Zero Dark Thirty - Excited about this one, especially the scenes where the bad guys get waterboarded. Show More Summary
The Rockford Files had the Firebird. Magnum P.I. had the Ferrari 308 GTS. Knight Rider had the black Trans Am. The BBC's Ashes to Ashes had the Audi Quattro. More »
On a rainy day sitting in front of your TV, you’ve probably caught an old episode of The Rockford Files. If you’re like most hooligans who watch it, you’ve probably tried to duplicate the shenanigans ol’ James Garner’s character pulled off when in pursuit of the baddies. We all have at some point, especially those of [...]
After listing his West Side townhouse last spring, writer and producer David Chase—The Sopranos, The Rockford Files—now calls a $9.65M penthouse in NYC's Chelsea neighborhood home. The 20th-floor suite—once owned by author and activist Susan Sontag and, later, decorator William...
What I want for Christmas is to be on an episode of Rockford files. And if you think that is impossible, let me remind you that through the magic of technology Natalie sang with her father Nat King Cole when he was already dead. James Garner isn’t even dead yet, so we still have some [...]
At r/tipofmytongue, The Rockford Files meets Reddit.
Happy Birthday Debi Mazar! Let’s see who else is celebrating a birthday today! Actor Pat Harrington is 83. Actor Kevin Tighe is 68. Actress Gretchen Corbett (The Rockford Files) is 65. Actor Danny Bonaduce is 53. Actress Dawnn Lewis (A … Continue reading »
James Garner comes up on this site a fair amount. Some months ago we solved the mystery of the James Garner 4-seat Indy Car, and this past weekend attended the Rockfordfest, which must be the epicenter of James Garner-related activity. More »
In his lengthy, occasionally lauded career, crime drama pro Stephen J. Cannell created The Rockford Files, Baretta, The Greatest American Hero, The A-Team, Silk Stalkings, 21 Jump Street, and best of all, Renegade. Imagine if Cordell...Show More Summary
(Ooh, he’s so cute) I am a fan of TV shows about detectives. I watched Columbo, The Rockford Files, and Starsky and Hutch way back in the ’70s, and Law and Order, Special Victims Unit now. I’ve wondered what draws people to … Continue reading ?
By Walter Olson Rockford, Ill. inventor John Manny and his partner Wait Talcott hired the future 16th President to help fend off a patent infringement suit filed by the celebrated Cyrus McCormick, who manufactured a competitive reaper. After venue in the case was moved from Illinois to Ohio Lincoln subsequently took little role, and the main defense at [...]Show More Summary
For most of the history of television, the barrier to syndication—and to profitability—has been 100 episodes. The shows that have made it to that mark are an unusual group. Many were big hits. Some found small cult audiences. Still others just hung on as best they could and never posted numbers quite low enough to be canceled. Show More Summary
It is frequently said that Hollywood is running out of substantive, original ideas. With the influx of ill-conceived TV show adaptations that have flooded theaters in recent years, one could certainly make a compelling argument to support that statement. However, yesterday’s announcement that Vince Vaughn will helm a big screen version of The Rockford Files [...]
Universal Develops 'The Rockford Files' for Vince Vaughn to Play James Garner Role.NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! NO NO NO! NOOOOOOO! NONONONONONONO! NOPE!It's not that I'm axiomatically averse to a remake of The Rockford Files. I loved that show when I was a kid, and I think it's one of the better franchises to update. Show More Summary
It looks like Vince Vaughn will be behind the camera as well as in front of it for his next round of projects. According to Deadline, the “Couples Retreat” actor will reportedly star in a big-screen adaptation of the hugely popular 1970s TV series “The Rockford Files." He's also expected to produce the movie under [...]
NBC couldn't bring The Rockford Files back from the dead, so Universal will try instead! Universal Pictures has inked a deal to bring the 70s show to the silver screen, with Vince Vaughn attached as the star and David Levien and Brian Koppelman writing the script. The show originally ran on NBC, who had plans on reviving [...]