Cannon (1971–1976)

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The cases of a fat private detective.

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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 Frank Cannon (120 episodes, 1971-1976)
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The weekly adventures of Frank Cannon, an overweight, balding ex-cop with a deep voice and expensive tastes in culinary pleasures, who becomes a high-priced private investigator. Since Cannon's girth didn't allow for many fist-fights and gun battles (although there were many), the series substituted car chases and high production values in their place. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Frank Cannon was originally a policeman, but he quit the force after the tragic death of his wife and infant son in an automobile accident. The tragedy drove Cannon to become a top private investigator. See more »

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[repeated line]
Frank Cannon: My name's Frank Cannon, I'm a private investigator.
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In all five seasons, the credits are shown in capital and lower case letters. See more »

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Referenced in Sanford and Son: The Puerto Ricans Are Coming! (1972) See more »

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Best TV detective series ever made.
16 December 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unlike more recent detective series that are little more than an hour of car chases, graphic bomb scenes and other gratuitous violence, Cannon showed a detective carefully and cleverly going about the business of solving perplexing crimes. Moreover, unlike The Rockford Files and others which strain credibility by portraying a supposedly successful detective as always having trouble paying his bills, Cannon shows a very successful detective surrounded by the trappings of success such as a beautiful Mark IV and an expensive penthouse apartment. All in all a great series.


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