Mannix: Season 2, Episode 16

Shadow of a Man (25 Jan. 1969)

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Mannix narrowly avoids being shot by a businessman who appears to be a solid citizen. The attacker claims this is due to dreams he is having based on his Korean War experiences. The ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Peggy Fair (credit only)
Barbara Sanderson
Don Chastain ...
Pete Collier
Lieutenant George Kramer (as Lawrence Linville)
Nils Sanderson
George Chandler ...
Mr. Hotchkiss
Myron Healey ...
Morgan Petrie
Philip Ahn ...
Mr. Rhee
Elizabeth Rogers ...
Records Clerk
Penny Gaston ...
Bartlett Robinson ...
Alex Gerry ...
Dr. Marcus Kaufman
Tracey M. Lee ...
Young Joy
Helen Funai ...
Joy Suk


Mannix narrowly avoids being shot by a businessman who appears to be a solid citizen. The attacker claims this is due to dreams he is having based on his Korean War experiences. The businessman later freaks out when police approach his house. Mannix has begun to talk him down when the businessman is shot from outside. But the police didn't fire. Mannix continues his investigation and a student at UCLA, the daughter of a company the businessman knew in Korea, is the detective's main lead to finding the truth. Written by Bill Koenig

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Mannix is pursuing the man in the stocking mask through a warehouse for theatrical props when the man pauses between two mirrors and fires back at Mannix, breaking one of them. The chase continues until he pauses between another set of mirrors and again fires, breaking another mirror. The pattern of the broken glass in each scene, however, reveals that the producers reused the same shot of the mirror breaking, but tried to make it appear that they were different incidents by using shots from different angles. See more »

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23 May 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Shadow of a Man" is a good episode of "Mannix" but its plot is odd. Not dumb or bad....just odd. Really, really odd. It begins with a man (William Windom) attacking Mannix with a gun. When Mannix manages to catch the guy, the man convinces Mannix that he's having an episode of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (though the term had not yet been coined). Apparently, he had a bad case of it following a terrible war injury involving a metal plate! However, slowly Mannix starts to realize that the man MIGHT be faking--and there is a particular reason he is trying to kill a stranger, as he and Mannix had never met. Somehow, all this relates to some robbery and murder many years before--but the plot is too involved and strange to say more--especially as it would probably spoil the plot.

I liked the show. The plot was pretty creative and interesting. It was odd, however, how Mannix, for once, didn't suspect the woman or take precautions against her. Usually, Mannix has been very distrustful of 'dames' on this show.

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