Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The first "official" case for private detective Jim Rockford (James Garner)--that is, the first case on the TV-series version of The Rockford Files, rather than the 1974 TV-movie pilot--finds him typically championing the underdog. In this instance, that "underdog" is not some impoverished wretch, but instead the fabulously wealthy Larry Kirkoff (played by a pre-stardom James Woods), heir to a family fortune. Suspected of murdering his parents to get their money, Kirkoff hires Jimbo to prove his innocence, and to nail the guilty party, who may or may not have been the respective ex-lovers of his late mom and dad. Unfortunately, there are some extremely tough characters around and about who'd prefer that Larry remain under suspicion.