Joe Mannix is visited one night by Ken Gordon, a young police officer whose life Mannix once saved. Unfortunately, moments later Gordon takes a bullet meant for Mannix, fired by Victor ... See full summary »

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Peggy Fair (credit only)
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Victor Roarke
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Joe Mannix is visited one night by Ken Gordon, a young police officer whose life Mannix once saved. Unfortunately, moments later Gordon takes a bullet meant for Mannix, fired by Victor Roarke, a criminal whom Mannix once helped capture. Roarke is taken into custody, but claims to know the location of a missing judge's body -- but Mannix and Art Malcolm soon discover that Roarke's claim is part of an elaborate attempt at escape and extortion. Written by aldanoli

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With this episode, the opening of the series changed significantly. For the first five seasons, the show began with a teaser that cut to the opening titles at a dramatic moment. Henceforth, the series opened with an animated silhouette of a man running toward the camera which then cut to the opening titles. The music also changed somewhat, using a jazzier version of Lalo Schifrin's theme. See more »

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It's easy to hate Rip Torn's character in this one!
27 February 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When the show begins, a nice young cop is brutally murdered by Victor Roarke. Vic thought it was Mannix and he's got a grudge against him because Mannix was responsible for catching this jerk for an armed robbery. But the guy got bail and immediately came to kill Mannix.

Later, Roarke begins talking. He tells the police he knows where a murdered judge is buried and offers to show them. Naturally, this is just an excuse and soon his gang shows up to rescue him. Mannix escapes but Lt. Malcolm is taken hostage. Soon, the gang makes there way to a home and they also take three more folks hostage. Then Mannix attempts a rescue and is caught--now they have 5 hostages! As for the kidnappers and their BFF, Roarke, they are now demanding $500,000 and a jet to take them out of the country--but they don't seem like the type to honor their agreement to let the hostages go--especially Mannix!

This is a nice, tense episode. I appreciated the nice twists the show made and I thought the little kid, Chuck (Jimmy Putman) did a nice job in the show. It's sad then when I looked up Putman on IMDb that I learned he died when he was only 33. How sad.


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