Mannix: Season 6, Episode 7

To Kill a Memory (29 Oct. 1972)

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A young man whom his associates know as Dan Turner arrives in Los Angeles, where he separates from them and boards a bus for Palmdale. There he finds his family, who know him as Alex ... See full summary »



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Ed Hall ...
Ben Piazza ...
Ford Rainey ...
Bob Lachlan
Alex Lachlan
Pamela Susan Shoop ...
Jan Lachlan (as Pamela Shoop)
John Thompson
Larry Watson ...
Sharyn Wynters ...
Dick Ziker ...
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A young man whom his associates know as Dan Turner arrives in Los Angeles, where he separates from them and boards a bus for Palmdale. There he finds his family, who know him as Alex Lachlan, an Army Ranger missing in Vietnam and presumed dead. Joe Mannix is asked to help unravel where he has been for two years or why he is carrying Turner's identification. Mannix uncovers evidence that Turner/Lachlan may have fallen in with some shady associates -- and there appear to be reasons why Lachlan's brother isn't happy he has returned, either. Written by aldanoli

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Completely far-fetched--even for "Mannix"!
14 April 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"To Kill a Memory" is certainly one of the most far-fetched and silly episodes of "Mannix". So if you've only seen this one, try another--they're not all this bad!

The show begins with three guys arriving at LAX. One of them, Dan (Martin Sheen) looks kinda goofy like he's been bopped on the head. He claims he's okay and goes to get them a cab. Instead, however, he stumbles onto a bus and ends up going way across town! Here he stumbles onto a ranch where everyone knows him--including his father and wife. But he has no idea who they are or who he is!

Instead of calling the police, the family contacts Mannix. This is because the missing guy was in Vietnam and was declared dead! They want to know what's happening before they contact the authorities. Interestingly, the family knows him as Alex!

This film has a lot working against it. The amnesia and PTSD angles are overused and here there are so many confusing gaps. There also is the brother-in-law whose involvement in the robbery and the amnesia/PTSD wasn't clearly defined. Did he sell his brother-in-law to crooks? If not, how did he know to contact them when Alex/Dan showed up at the house?! Additionally, Dan/Alex's 'friend' was John Vernon--a man who NEVER played good guys, only crooks, jerks and scum-bags!! Add to this the ridiculous robbery (involving the most amazingly complicated and James Bond-like gadgets) and you've got a silly and confusing mess of a show. The ending, by the way, is even worse....don't get me started on that!

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