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The Return of Frank Cannon (1980)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Mystery | TV Movie 1 November 1980
Private detective Frank Cannon comes out of retirement to investigate the murder of an ex-girlfriend's husband.

Director:

Corey Allen

Writers:

Ronald Austin, James D. Buchanan (as James David Buchanan)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Conrad ... Frank Cannon
Allison Argo Allison Argo ... Jessica Bingham
Burr DeBenning ... Charles Kirkland
Taylor Lacher Taylor Lacher ... Garland
Diana Muldaur ... Sally Bingham
Ed Nelson ... Mike Danvers
Joanna Pettet ... Alana Richardson
William Smithers ... William Barret
Arthur Hill ... Dr. Curtis McDonald
Hank Brandt Hank Brandt ... Pearson
Rafael Campos ... Luis Barrientos
Hector Elias ... Paparazzo
René Enríquez ... Salvador Cruz (as René Enriquez)
Gary Grubbs ... Mechanic
Evelyn Guerrero Evelyn Guerrero ... Inez
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Private detective Frank Cannon comes out of retirement to investigate the murder of an ex-girlfriend's husband.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1980 (USA) See more »

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Cannons Comeback See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Worthy follow-up to an outstanding series
27 June 2009 | by ramsfanSee all my reviews

As a kid, I always loved Cannon- its interesting plots and sanitized violence epitomized the many great detective series of the 70's. Also present were countless great character actors- many who had been or would become major stars- whose presence added immeasurably to the shows. Despite strong ratings, Cannon went off the air after five seasons when William Conrad became tired of his one man tour-de-force.

"The Return of Frank Cannon" is an excellent TV movie which returned Conrad to the small screen four years after Cannon ended its run. In the movie, Cannon is lured out of retirement to help an old girlfriend whose husband has been murdered. This TV movie works well because of its loyalty to the series in both style and overall look; it is simply a longer "Cannon" episode with the plot and characters more fully developed. Guests Arthur Hill, Diana Muldaur, William Smithers and a few others make us feel as if it's old home week watching our favorite shows of the recent past.

The Return of Frank Cannon brings back good memories and is worth your while.


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