Cannon (1971–1976)
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A Long Way Down 

A doctor at an inner-city hospital is suspected in a drug theft, and Cannon is hired by the hospital administrator to get to the truth.


George McCowan


Stephen Kandel, Edward Hume (developed for television by)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Conrad ... Frank Cannon
Rosemary Murphy ... Nurse Ann Marsh
Dana Elcar ... Walter Ryan
Ned Romero ... Lt. Ben, Narcotics
James A. Watson Jr. ... Dr. Simeon Grant (as James A. Watson)
Sandy Kenyon ... Matt Seaver
Lawrence Cook Lawrence Cook ... Ed 'Whitey' Janniver
Tracy Reed ... Nurse Bonnie Davis
Victor Campos Victor Campos ... Mike Duran
Andy Romano ... Doctor
Rosanna DeSoto ... Elena Duran (as Rosana Soto)
Renata Vanni Renata Vanni ... Mrs. Macarovna, Patient
Joseph Mell Joseph Mell ... Mr. Gorman
David Moses David Moses ... Mr. Dahl
Justin Smith Justin Smith ... Mr. Maychek


A doctor at an inner-city hospital is suspected in a drug theft, and Cannon is hired by the hospital administrator to get to the truth.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

25 October 1972 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Dr. Simeon Grant: Let a pig get an idea in his head and you can't change it short of a lobotomy.
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Not bad but it is hard to imagine any hospital run this poorly!
20 July 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The show begins with a group of thieves sneaking into the hospital and attacking the staff--and stealing the drug supply. However, the viewer can clearly see that at least one of the hospital staff knew the crime was about to occur. You learn soon after that another was also in on the crime--and blames the innocent doctor on duty. Cannon is brought in to investigate and determine what really occurred.

This episode deals with race, as the accused doctor is black (James Watson) and Cannon seems to be personally upset at the notion of anyone railroading this guy. He came off as very sensitive and dedicated throughout. Fortunately, it does not come off as heavy-handed and is a reasonably good episode. The only problem to me was just how sloppy the security was at this hospital--and drugs were apparently disappearing right and left before and after the robbery. Still, the show was engaging and well made--and worth seeing.

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