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Cannon 

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 | Mystery | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Кеннон See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(120 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Season one's 25 episodes began with a short scene, before the opening credits, for a preview of what would be televised, that hour. Last four seasons and 96 episodes began normally with the opening credits, no preview of what would be seen. 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 The Simpsons: The Ziff Who Came to Dinner (2004) See more »

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Best TV detective series ever made.
16 December 1999 | by dnwalkerSee all my reviews

Unlike more recent detective series that are little more than an hour of car chases, graphic bomb scenes and other gratuitous violence, Cannon showed a detective carefully and cleverly going about the business of solving perplexing crimes. Moreover, unlike The Rockford Files and others which strain credibility by portraying a supposedly successful detective as always having trouble paying his bills, Cannon shows a very successful detective surrounded by the trappings of success such as a beautiful Mark IV and an expensive penthouse apartment. All in all a great series.


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