Original Air Date:
    November 30, 1979

    Synopsis. After advising a young girl to get out of prostitution while she can, Rita Capkovic decided to practice what she preached: she completed beauty school, and now wants to begin a new career as a hairdresser. But her brutal pimp, Al Halusca, won’t let go of her. To get his point across, Halusca knocks Rita around and threatens to continue beating her unless she returns to the streets. Fearing for her life, and with nowhere else to go, Rita turns to Rockford, who nurses her back to health. After two weeks, however, the situation becomes a little complicated when Rockford realizes that Rita has fallen in love with him

    Rita Moreno previously appeared as Rita Capkovic in “The Paper Palace” and “Rosendahl and Gilda Stern Are Dead.” Her friendship with James Garner spanned nearly five decades, long preceding The Rockford Files and even Maverick.BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL: Order a copy of 45 YEARS OF THE ROCKFORD FILES between the start of Black Friday and the end of Cyber Monday from any online retailer (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.), send the dated receipt to Black Pawn Press,  and you will receive a PDF of a signed original Rockford Files script as a free bonus gift. Visit the Black Pawn Press page on Facebook or Instagram for more information.

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