Picks and Pans Review: The Rockford Files: a Blessing in Disguise

updated 05/15/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/15/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (Sun., May 14, 9 p.m. ET)


For the second time, James Garner returns to the role of laid-back Los Angeles investigator Jim Rock-ford as if he were slipping on a favorite old bathrobe. Jimbo turns on the TV one day to see his old flimflam friend Angel (Stuart Margolin) raking it in as a TV evangelist. Angel's church is conducting a suspicious film boycott.

Richard Romanus, Joe Santos, Renee O'Connor and Robert Desiderio provide support. Morton Downey Jr. (remember his turbulent 15 minutes in the national spotlight?) plays himself: a brawl-inducing talk show host.

The movie is so whimsical, it's almost weightless. But if Rockford did an infomercial on furniture stripping, I'd probably watch it.

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