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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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Action | Crime | Mystery | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Кеннон See more »

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Runtime:

(120 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The mobile number for the phone in Cannon's car was 213-191-9221. 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

Referenced in Cheers: Head Over Hill (1991) See more »

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A Great Representation of 70's Detective Series
22 February 2009 | by ramsfanSee all my reviews

The great memories of childhood included playing sports and watching television (it was ALWAYS on when I was in the house!!). For my money, the 70's produced the best shows, detective/cop series in particular: Starsky and Hutch, Baretta, Kojak, S.W.A.T. Barnaby Jones, The Rookies etc... And of course "Cannon".The plot has been described already: William Conrad starred as Frank Cannon, a heavyset private detective who took (and invariably solved) cases of interest. Aside from occasional help from his police contacts in gathering information from time to time, Cannon worked alone and relied on intelligence and the occasional gunplay to get things done. Presented in the trademark "Quinn Martin format" of "Acts I, II, III, IV, Cannon was thoroughly enjoyable. The fun in watching today lies in the many great character actors of the day (many of whom appeared on every show of the decade, it seems!), the "sterile" violence and the personal childhood memories the show holds. A great way to spend an hour.


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