Cannon (1971–1976)
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A Deadly Quiet Town 

Cannon is hired by a man concerned that his daughter is involved with a cult of college-age kids.

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Louise Latham ...
Mrs. Bolinger
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Mr. Glen
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Mrs. Glen
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Cannon is hired by a man concerned that his daughter is involved with a cult of college-age kids.

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15 February 1972 (USA)  »

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Larry Bolinger: That's private property out there. If I were you, I wouldn't trespass anymore.
Frank Cannon: Really? That's kind of a shame because I was thinking about inviting the police out to see one your little shows.
John Horne: Well, the police won't bother us, Mr. Cannon. Believe me, I know. See, the chief is my father.
Frank Cannon: I bet he doesn't advertise it.
Larry Bolinger: I think I'm getting some bad vibrations from you, Cannon.
Frank Cannon: Young man, when I start vibrating, you won't have to think - you'll know.
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Obviously inspired by recent headlines.
8 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

In 1971, Charles Manson and a group of losers who worshiped him were all convicted of the grisly Tate-LaBianca murders. It was a HUGE trial--and was publicized widely. Now, just a few months later, "Cannon" cashes in on this with "A Deadly Quiet Town"-a show very obviously inspired by these despicable creeps.

A father is concerned that his daughter may have fallen in with a group of young losers who practically worship their leader. It's a cult and it may just be a very deadly one. When Cannon investigates, he finds a group of very impressionable youths--so impressionable that it appears they're willing to murder just to please their demented leader.

While this is a very, very entertaining episode, it's also a bit unsavory as the folks at Quinn Martin Productions seem to be cashing in on the Manson family sickness. Well made and interesting but a bit disturbing since it's obviously a case of art imitating life.


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