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Cannon 

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Frank Cannon is an overweight, balding ex-cop with a deep voice and expensive tastes in culinary pleasures; he becomes a high-priced private investigator.

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Edward Hume
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5   4   3   2   1  
1976   1975   1974   1973   1972   1971  
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
William Conrad ...  Frank Cannon 120 episodes, 1971-1976
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Storyline

The weekly adventures of Frank Cannon, an overweight, balding ex-cop with a deep voice and expensive tastes in culinary pleasures, who becomes a high-priced private investigator. Since Cannon's girth didn't allow for many fist-fights and gun battles (although there were many), the series substituted car chases and high production values in their place. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Frank Cannon was a pipe smoker. He was shown with a pipe in the first two seasons but it was seen occasionally in the third and fourth season before it was subsequently dropped altogether. In reality, William Conrad was a pipe smoker. See more »

Goofs

Cannon frequently uses his mobile phone in his car but exterior shots of the car never shows the necessary antenna. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Frank Cannon: My name's Frank Cannon, I'm a private investigator.
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Crazy Credits

In all five seasons, the credits are shown in capital and lower case letters. See more »

Connections

Featured in It'll Be Alright on the Night 2 (1979) See more »

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Cannon & The Streets of San Francisco: Top Crime TV Series of 1970's
17 September 2001 | by NashBridgesSee all my reviews

I agree with my previous speakers. CANNON is one of the best crime series of the 1970's, and definitely one of the best ever made. Watching the re-runs of CANNON is always a pleasure. The screenplay writers cared for a good plot, the directors did an excellent job as well. And, of course, a greatly performing William Conrad brought Frank Cannon to real life. Just love it.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(120 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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