Cannon (1971–1976)
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The Cure That Kills 

Cannon investigates the death of two women who were connected to a faith healer who preaches to his flock that modern medicine is the work of Satan. A young man with a brain tumor may be the next victim.

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Frank Cannon
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Reverend Will
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Lt. Lancaster
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Bucker
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Derek Marriott
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Mr. Bloom
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Bo Hoffman
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Corny
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Mrs. Bucker
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Dr. Atworth
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Althea Simms
Iris Korn
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Gardener
Peter Ford
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Cannon investigates the death of two women who were connected to a faith healer who preaches to his flock that modern medicine is the work of Satan. A young man with a brain tumor may be the next victim.

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20 February 1974 (USA)  »

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This guy is just a tad morally challenged.....
15 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

Familiar 1970s TV actor Peter Strauss plays Reverend Will, a morally challenged preacher to say the least! Not only does he sell miracle cures and encourages his followers to give up medical treatment in favor of his brand of faith, but he also courts rich, ill donors and has his assistant speed up the process so that these folks' estates go right to the Reverend! Cannon begins investigating the case of a woman's disappearance and when she eventually is discovered dead, all lead point to the Reverend and his strongman.

This episode of "Cannon" should not offend anyone and is a good public service. It is not anti-religion but anti stupid religions. In this case, it's not just stupid but downright evil...with a trail of bodies that Cannon follows to close the case. Well worth seeing and well written. I noticed how incredibly kind Cannon was in this as well as the next episode...one of the things that sometimes set this series apart from other similar detective programs.


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