On DVD: 'Rockford Files' finds right clue

Jan 19, 2008 | Posted by: MorganLvr | Full story: www.startribune.com

W hy is it that they make movies out of crummy '70s TV series, such as "Starsky and Hutch" and "Charlie's Angels," but not good '70s television series? Yes, there were some --and not only sitcoms. Where, for example, is the movie version of "The Rockford Files"?

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George Reynolds

Cincinnati, OH

#1 Jan 29, 2008
Good question! But who would you see playing the lead role of Rockford? How about Angel?

For Rockford - John Travolta? Nicholas Cage? Mel Gibson? Naaaah - none of them really fit. Hmmmm could George Clooney pull it off?!?

For Angel - Joe Pantoliano, Joe Pesci?

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#2 Jan 29, 2008
Rockford Files on DVD??? Very cool... It's about time!!

As for the movie... You could actually use James Garner as Rocky...

And Dennis Franz as Lieutenant Becker...
MorganLvr

United States

#3 Feb 9, 2008
George Clooney as Rockford! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
YOSEMITE SAM

Mesquite, NV

#4 Feb 9, 2008
GREAT IDEA IT'S TIME JAMES GARNER RECIEVED MORE CREDIT FOR HIS WORK AND
SOME EXTRA CASH FOR HIS EFFORTS. USE THE OLD VERSION FOR THE DVD BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE NEW PEOPLE AND GET THE SAME EFFECT ! THERE IS NO REPLACEMENT
FOR JAMES GARMER !!!!
Jamesy45

Kent, WA

#5 Apr 28, 2008
Absolutely George Clooney as Jim Rockford. He's about the same age James Garner was when Rockford started...Clooney has the same self-depreciating wit. I can see him pulling this off in a series of films.

And Don Cheadle as Angel.

“In the picture, I'm the biped,”

Since: Sep 07

Dallas, Texas

#6 May 14, 2008
Sorry, I cannot see Clooney as ever coming even CLOSE to working in a James Garner role.
ethan

Dublin, Ireland

#7 Feb 21, 2011
yes clooney as rockford james garner as rocky robin williams angel
Jimmy Blue

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#8 Jul 10, 2013
Jim Rockford is my favorite character of all-time. From all of the TV series Iíve ever watched in the primetime television, only Rockford Files gave me the 100% feeling of entertainment and excitement at the same time! One of the best thing ever happened in the Seventies Era! James Garner really deserve to be labeled as one of the finest actor in the world of Entertainment. He is genuine at heart and gave all his passion to bring out the best in him.

The charisma of this show made me tuned to it on a weekly basis because itís really very pleasurable to watch! I purchased a DVD boxset of this show at www.memorylanedvd.com which produce it a much more decent quality. Whatís more interesting in this boxset is it has all the complete 6 Season from the series. The picture is bright and clear and well-defined. Iím so glad I found this online DVD shop which was recommended by my officemate.
The Rockford Files is definitely wholeheartedly recommended for every fun of decent action drama comedy. Rockford truly Rocks!

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