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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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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14 September 1971 (USA)  »

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In the main title and background music, the Cannon melody is usually played by the tuba and/or trombones as the composer (John Carl Parker) alludes to Frank Cannon's girth. 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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In all five seasons, the credits are shown in capital and lower case letters. See more »

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comment on the sad state of TV
24 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

Remembering the vast numbers of shows out there in TV Land like this one that COULD be shown, it irritates me no end how of the 5 million channels out there, not one of them shows shows like this! (Not even TV Land hmmmm...what potential wasted there!).Instead they all seem to want to be the same station doing the same stuff. Over and over with the same stuff! At any rate I think it would be great and that there'd be a steady niche audience for a station (or several stations) that switched up constantly and aired Loss Leaders like Cannon. There are SO MANY to pick from. Why oh why won't they take a chance and show them? Well I'm sure it's that they don't believe they can make a safe buck that way.


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