Saturday, January 24, 2009

two tales

"Backlash of the Hunter"(pt 1) was the pilot episode[streamable video] of The Rockford Files, one of the reasons that popular art from the 70s wasn't always as bad as you young whippersnappers were led to believe.(I've noticed that it's mainly the dreck of the 70s that gets recycled by Hollywood, like Charlie's Angels or The Brady Bunch.) In the first story Rockford(James Garner) takes on a pre-bionic Lindsay Wagner as his client, who's trying to find out why her father was killed. Billy Mumy appears in a secondary role. I don't remember if anybody was following Jim n' Lindsay when they stopped at the real-life Tail o' the Pup, although that sort of thing was typical in Rockford storylines.

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