Considered one of the most violent television series of its era, "Mannix" followed the adventures of L.A. private eye Joe Mannix, who first worked for a detective agency known as Intertect, which relied heavily on computers and a large network of operatives. In the second season, Mannix opened his own agency, with police widow Peggy Fair working for him as his secretary. Each episode featured plenty of fistfights, car chases and shootouts. Written by
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Mike Connors reprised his role as Mannix on the 'Diagnosis: Murder' episode Hard-Boiled Murder. It was a sequel to the Mannix episode Little Girl Lost. Pernell Roberts and Julie Adams, who appeared as guest stars in the Mannix episode, also reprise their original roles on Diagnosis: Murder. See more »
Mannix with Mike Connors was rock-em sock-em detective action at its finest. In between the fights, the show had some of the best car chases on TV. I am convinced that detective shows which followed (i.e. Hunter, Kojak, Remington Steele, etc.) borrowed a lot of the camera angles and car chase scenes from this classic.
What became a car-chase cliché result was started by Mannix:
Notice how on the show, at the end of the car chase, the car goes over a cliff, rolls over 3 times, suddenly catches on fire and then explodes. Mannix originated that shot, which became a staple of car chases in the So-Cal foothills on Action Shows in the 70s and 80s.
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