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2.0 out of 5 stars
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The "Rockford Files" is beyond any shadow of a doubt one of my favorite television shows, and brings back precious memories of childhood, when life was far simpler (and better?). There were some excellent, excellent episodes, and some episodes where the writers must have worn their "stupid hat." "BOTL" is just such an episode.
Jim Rockford discovers a sinister plot to murder Lindsey Wagner's father after being informed that a wealth widow is paying for her brother's (Bill Mummy, of "Lost In Space" and "The Twilight Zone?") medical school education. The only trouble is, it never gets explained what this has to do with it. Jim discovers that Wagner bounces a cheque to him, yet continues to work for her, out of the goodness of his heart? When we eventually wind up in the Nevada desert, Jim is chasing William Smith (later of "Hawaii Five-O" fame), when previously he wanted to get out of Smith's apartment before he recovered from a Mickey Finn? To get more speed, Jim downshifts on his trademark Pontiac Firebird. Only trouble is, the car's an automatic! Would the FAA really allow William Smith to keep an airplane in the middle of the Nevada desert? And finally, does anybody really believe that pop gun could bring down a Cessna 172?