Cannon (1971–1976)
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Perfect Fit for a Frame 

Cannon is hired by a San Diego industrialist to protect his daughter from a psychotic man, and then he gets framed for killing the man.


William Wiard


Robert Hamner, Edward Hume (developed for television by)


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Episode cast overview:
William Conrad ... Frank Cannon
Mitchell Ryan ... Ed Farrell
Kathleen Cody ... Gail Dexter
Ralph Meeker ... Phil Dexter
Robert Donner ... Sheriff Dodd
Robert Gentry ... Bill Braden
James Sutorius ... Deputy Eldon
Jay Varela ... David Ortez
Felipe Turich Felipe Turich ... Dr. Xomiti
Doris Singleton ... Rental Agent
Nadyne Turney Nadyne Turney ... Thelma
John Kerry ... Policeman #1
John Davey John Davey ... Lieutenant Waley
Don Diamond ... Dexter #2
Owen Pace Owen Pace ... Marshall (as Owen Hithe Pace)


Cannon is hired by a San Diego industrialist to protect his daughter from a psychotic man, and then he gets framed for killing the man.

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Action | Crime | Mystery | Drama







Release Date:

22 January 1975 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Phil is practically indestructible....
14 April 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the episode begins, an obnoxious rich drunk guy, Phil, is tossed overboard many, many miles from shore. It seems the vice president of his company and his wife are just sick of him and their plans no longer include Phil! A month later, the 'grieving widow' receives a phone call...and Phil is really ticked and vows to kill her and her boyfriend. It seems that Phil is like the Terminator...and despite being 50 miles from shore he somehow made it back alive!

What follows is a very cruel episode in which the two conspirators work together to not only get Phil killed once and for all but use Cannon to achieve this. And, if Cannon ends up being sent to prison for murder...well those are the breaks!

Overall, an exciting plot and a show well worth your time. It's rare to see a woman as evil as the once in this show...and she alone makes this one worth seeing.

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