Cannon Classic TV Show
Cannon relied on his guile to solve crimes and for this reason his fees were at the high end of the scale. It takes a big man to catch the big criminals.
Cannon Fan Tributes27 Mitch O'Sullivan from South Boston: I always astonished at how agile Cannon was. You can he is doing some of the really physical activity..not all of it course. Everyone has a stuntman. By the Way...did they ever say where Cannon lived...was it a penthouse apartment?
26 Ed Spewak from Florida: Just saw Cannon on Matlock. Couldn't remember his name at first
25 Bob Turk from LaCrosse,Wisconsin: Frank could shoot out a car tire going 80 mph using his 38 snobnose pistal and he loved to eat good food and have fine wine after a hard case!
24 Robert Baum from Bryn Mawr, PA: In the 1990's I discovered it in syndicated reruns and longed for it to continue in another time block. After all, it being re-ran in the afternoon did not allow me to watch it regularly. For I was a wee bit young when the series originally aired.
I only hope one of these days it will either reair on some station--like TVLand or maybe the Mystery Channel or possibly on dvd. I am hungry for nostalgia and seeing stars before their fame (Mark Hamill and Richard Hatch among them) is a thrill.
23 Marcel Hendriks from Netherlands: I was about 10 years old when this series was showed on Dutch television. I can vaguely remember some elements of this serie. One thing i know is that i loved it. Would like to see it back.
Does anyone knows about the DVD-release ?
22 Roger Green from Liverpool: Wow, I love Cannon. I saw some pictures taken by the photographers Marcus Palmqvist & Frode Fjerdingstad, that I think was inspired by a Cannon episode and they are fantastic.
21 Robin Kavanagh from Hamilton, Ontario Canada: Cannon was one of those late nights offerings that just got better the more you watched it. CFMT channel 47 cable 4 in Toronto - early 1990's it was re-shown.
Karate chops, cheesy car phones and great one liners with those crazy 70's collars! Cannon should be released on DVD in 2006!
Long live the fat man...
20 R Gibbs from Nevada: Cannon: My favorite tv series. Frank Cannon,(William Conrad) brought inteligence to the tv audiance. Much better than bla-zay b rate programs. I hope to see some of his great episodes on DVD's soon, and for sale. Spike TV on satilite, ran his series in the summer of 2005, but not for the viewers in the western part of the U.S.A., Hope to see it soon, on some chanel. Great show.
19 Roger from Orlando, Florida: You know, from 1997-1998, I never missed an episode of Cannon. I love that show! It was on late-nite (3 a.m. nightly, right after 'WKRP in Cincinatti') and each night I'd get home from my job washing dishes, have a beer or four and unwind with 1970's television at its finest. It played on WRBW, 'Rainbow 65', and I watched it on my 13-inch b&w TV (with dials for the tuner!) given to me by my grandmother, whose since passed on. WOW! What memories CANNON conjures! How awesome!
18 Haakon-M. Pettersen from Trondheim, Norway: I have lots of beautiful memories of the cannon show. The mood that terrific intro puts me in is just priceless. Real 70's action at its best. I guess my favourite thing Frank Cannon is the way he holds his gun when firing it. He always hides it on one side of his huge stomach. It seems to be a very sophisticated way of aiming because he always hit the target! And the way he hits people is fabulous! He plants with great power the lower side of his hand a place beetween the shoulder and the head on a guy, and the guy's out! Super! It's too bad William Conrad has passed away, I'd love to see new episodes of Cannon.
17 Eirik Fjerdingstad from Oslo: Fantastic show! I love the grand Lincoln Continental with a built in car phone. Does anybody know where to get a phone like this or what they were called?
16 Nick Bignell from Northants England: Loved the sound track, the Lincoln, the karate chop and then vogue car phone. By far the best 70s detective series. Hope to see the Cannon on again soon.
15 Fiammetta Blakey from Milan: Usually when you think P.I. you think of a guy who's fit, rugged and barely scraping by. Not Cannon. He was portly and he didn't have any support team. If something needed looking into Frank handled it on his own. Frank had the money and he charged a pretty penny for his services so that he could enjoy the good life - great food, big cars.
14 : My favourite detective show of all time. Hope to see more of the big man soon!
13 Karl from Arizona: The karate chop was a neck breaker, the marksmanship unmatched, but his unsung best weapons were all of those gorgeous 460 powered Lincoln Continentals. Frank single handedly brought the Mark series cruisers back from oblivion!!! Thanks Frank!!
12 andre boyd from aurora,IL: I am looking for all the episodes where Cannon got beat up or knocked out. My buddy thinks he was a wuss who never took a beating so can you please help me? It is cool that this site is here because I cannot find one like it anywhere. Cannon is the best!!!
11 LEE from TORONTO: CANNON WAS GREAT , LOVED HIS OLD SKOOL CAR PHONE, HAHA
10 ac bradbury from Bellmore N.Y.: cannon was the best.
his karate chop was un matchable
his marksmanship with his 2 inch 38 was amazing!!!
we love you cannon
9 Richard Woodhouse from Bradford PA USA: Cannon is one of my all time favorite shows. William Conrad was as cool as they come. It was always fun to see him in his love affair with good food and wine. His bashing around of bad guys was also great fun, especially to a young boy, wishing for the same abilities. The show was on for a few years on TVLand here in America. Thats when I rediscovered the show. I watched it all the time. My favorite scene from the show, was in the episode where Frank half-heartedly offers the character played by Martin Sheen, his lovingly prepared Deli style sandwich. The look on Cannon's face when he accepts the offer, is just priceless. All in all, a very well done show. One of the better 70's Detective shows. In fact one of the better detective shows of any decade. Thanks for listening.
8 james from cardiff: william conrad won two golden globes during his run as cannon. had to be popular!
7 Pieter de Wijs from The Netherlands: ...And of course there was that cool car - A 1970's white Lincoln Mark IV.
6 Mark from Kirby Lonsdale: Cannon was a likeable guy who understood people very well. He also did not suffer fools gladly and seemed to be able to read people like a book and their intentions.
Cannon brought cunning, brute
strength and humanity to his profession. He was not averse to using a gun or physical presence to protect himself and others from various sleasy characters.
5 Pam Stevens from Liverpool: My personal favourites (as far as titles go...) were:
The Girl in the Electric Coffin and Bad Cats and Sudden Death. My favourite episode was Photo Finish with David Cassidy's Dad as the special guest. I don't think Jack Cassidy made many tv appearances after this, as sadly he died in a house fire in 1976.
4 Clive Rolland from London: Some great episodes with very cool titles: 'Stone Cold Dead'; 'Sky Above, Death Below'; 'That was no Lady' and my favourite has to be 'No pockets in a Shroud'.
3 Simon Jones from Brighton: Plenty low-speed car chases and some incredible long-range marksmanship with a snub-nose revolver. He could
shoot the eye out of a lizard at 100 yards using a gun with a 2 inch barrel!!
2 Craig Johnson from Glasgow: Frank Cannon was way ahead of his time. Not only do we have a fat detective doing karate moves but he also obnoxiously uses his car phone in just about every episode.
1 Darla Larimi from London: Cannons' waistline seemed to grow with each episode. In the first series, his suit jackets had 2 panels each side which increased to 3 in the second series.
William Conrad as Frank Cannon
Tom Skerritt, Mark Hamill, Martin Sheen, Mickey Dolenz, Stefanie Powers, Shelley Duvall, David Jansenn, Leslie Nielson, Nick Nolte, Dean Stockwell.
Nominated 3 times for a Golden Globe but never won.
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