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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 | Drama | Mystery

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:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(120 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In most episodes, the license plate for Frank Cannon's "Cannonmobile" was 963-XUJ. In others it is 825-DQI 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 »

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User Reviews

Never really gets the girl.
9 September 2001 | by MJA productionsSee all my reviews

My fovorite private detective TV show. Frank Cannon is the only private detective in TV history to solve every crime and never really get the girl in the end. (In the Biblical sense). If he wasn'n such a great cook, he never would have gotten a women up to that fabolus apartment on Sunset.

The Lincoln Continental Mark IV was great, and by the way with a mobil phone, (before cell for all of you born after 1984), and before Banachk had one. At least Frank drove his own car. All kidding aside, it was well written and whitty. I love the show and wish it would come back for reruns. Robert Conrad is one of my favorite actors. Check out some of his early work; "The Killers", "Body and Soul", "Sorry, Wrong Number". I hope he has a star on the walk of fame.


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