Mannix: Season 4, Episode 9

Sunburst (14 Nov. 1970)

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Mannix is on his way to go fishing in the desert when he stops at a roadside diner for gas and a check of his engine. While having a cup of coffee, he discovers that the couple who run the ... See full summary »

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Peggy Fair (credit only)
Patricia Quinn ...
Dana Simmons (as Pat Quinn)
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Ben Simmons
Barry Atwater ...
Clint Peterson
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Sheriff Wells
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John Romano
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Croaker
Warren Vanders ...
Mel
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Larry
Ward Wood ...
Walker Edmiston ...
Dale Perry
Keith Walker ...
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Francisco Ortega ...
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Jerry Fitzpatrick ...
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Mannix is on his way to go fishing in the desert when he stops at a roadside diner for gas and a check of his engine. While having a cup of coffee, he discovers that the couple who run the diner are being held hostage by three men. Mannix manages to reach the authorities -- but the mystery deepens when the couple claim to know nothing of their supposed kidnapping. Written by aldanoli

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It's obviously inspired by "The Petrified Forest" but it has a few big differences.
28 July 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When this episode of "Mannix" began, I thought it would be a direct copy of the old Leslie Howard, Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart film "The Petrified Forest". Well, it was but it fortunately only stayed that way for a while and had enough differences that I enjoyed it.

Mannix stops at a gas station and coffee shop in the middle of the desert when he's on his way for a fishing vacation. However, he walks right into the middle of a hostage situation, as three gangsters are holding the owners hostage. Now, with three hostages, things look really bad. Soon a fourth guy arrives and what is up isn't really apparent. However, when the boss tells his two thugs to take Mannix and the fourth hostage 'for a ride', Mannix knows it will be his last unless they do something. The two guys later make a break for it--Mannix escapes and the other guy is murdered. Eventually, Mannix is discovered roaming about the desert by the police. However, when he tells them what happened, they cannot find proof any of it happened. And, oddly, the couple who own the gas station/coffee shop say that they were never being held by anyone! Of course Mannix is determined to figure all this out and prove that a murder DID occur.

As I said above, there are lots of ways the show differed from the old movie--all beginning about 10 minutes into the show. So, don't assume it's just a knockoff--it IS worth seeing.


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