The Rockford Files may have been a fictional TV series set in the 70s about the private eye, Jim Rockford, but it was dang good. One of the most popular shows of that era.
And, even though it aired before my time (I’m an 80s kid), there are some truth bombs about the P.I. industry that still hold water today.
Watch the video below to get my take on this 70s modern detective.
And, if you enjoyed that video, check out the last video in the “How to Investigate Like” series with COLUMBO (click here)
By the way, I love this show. I actually did not grow up on this show. For me, I loved the show the moment I heard the theme song. It’s awesome. In the handful of episodes I’ve watched, this show is a great time capsule.
Back in a time was when computers and social media weren’t a thing, you had to look “private detective” up in the Yellow Pages and make a phone call to him or visit him in person.
As soon as you start watching the show, you immediately fall into a time warp back to the 70s.
Do you think you’re a film buff?
How about a private detective film buff??
We’ve done the excruciating research by gathering movies from the private detective genre, watching them diligently (okay, maybe it wasn’t so excruciating), and compiling a list of ten of our favorite private detective films of all time (plus some honorable mentions and modern versions).
Take a look at our list and see how it stacks up against yours. Or watch one to escape into another world. Enjoy!
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