The Rockford Files: The No-Cut Contract (1975)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Show [TV], Prime-Time Drama [TV]  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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At the height of his fame as "The Meathead" on All in the Family, Rob Reiner accepted a guest-star assignment on this episode of The Rockford Files. Reiner is cast as Larry "King" Sturtevant, a second-string quarterback for the Southern Illinois Warriors football team. Jim Rockford (James Garner) is brought into the story when Sturtevant accuses the detective of blackmailing him with some compromising audio tapes, which are conveniently missing. In his efforts to clear himself, Jim essentially becomes his own client, and in so doing exposes himself to more physical abuse than usual. Former pro footballer Dick Butkus appears as himself in a party scene.