Cannon

The BEST episodes of Cannon

Every episode of Cannon ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Cannon!

Frank Cannon is a tough, middle-aged, portly ex-cop turned private eye. A gourmet, with expensive tastes, he mostly took cases at a substantial fee so he could afford indulging in personal luxuries. He was a shrewd investigator, dedicated, clever and despite his bulk, was not afraid of getting physical if he had to.

Last Updated: 9/4/2022Network: CBS
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A Touch of Venom
star
10.00
2 votes

#1 - A Touch of Venom

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/22/1975

A group of terrorists have drugged Cannon with a poison, giving him 72 hours to give them a defector and receive the antidote or die.

Directors: Chris Robinson
To Kill a Guinea Pig
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9.54
35 votes

#2 - To Kill a Guinea Pig

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/1/1972

Prison doctor and experimental pressures.

Directors: Allen Reisner
Perfect Fit for a Frame
star
9.50
2 votes

#3 - Perfect Fit for a Frame

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/22/1975

Cannon gets set up for a murder charge.

Directors: William Wiard
The Wedding March
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9.33
3 votes

#4 - The Wedding March

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/19/1975

Cannon and a female vice squad officer who's on leave after being viciously beaten while undercover posing as a prostitute go after this same man who has previously beaten prostitutes to death while playing the music "The Wedding March".

Directors: Leo Penn
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The Reformer
star
9.33
3 votes

#5 - The Reformer

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/7/1976

Frank Cannon takes up the case when it appears that the head of a newspaper is being framed for the murder of a prostitute.

Directors: Lawrence Dobkin
Arena of Fear
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9.00
3 votes

#6 - Arena of Fear

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/19/1973

A boxer is blackmailed into throwing a fight.

Directors: Marc Daniels
Memo from a Dead Man
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8.83
6 votes

#7 - Memo from a Dead Man

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/19/1973

Cannon's latest client is a dead man via a will.

Directors: Richard Donner
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Press Pass to the Slammer
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8.80
5 votes

#8 - Press Pass to the Slammer

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/14/1973

A columnist faces contempt charges; Cannon takes the case.

Directors: Leo Penn
Flight Plan
star
8.50
4 votes

#9 - Flight Plan

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/28/1971

Cannon helps a supposed political refugee.

Directors: Richard Donner
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Bad Cats and Sudden Death
star
8.50
6 votes

#10 - Bad Cats and Sudden Death

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/13/1972

That's about as unlucky as you can get. An assistant DA investigating a car theft ring is framed for his wife's murder.

Directors: Philip Leacock
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Target in the Mirror
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8.40
5 votes

#11 - Target in the Mirror

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/3/1973

A former syndicate henchman has information wanted by the police and the underworld.

Directors: Gene Nelson
Trial by Terror
star
8.40
5 votes

#12 - Trial by Terror

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/21/1973

A mob boss on trial has the judge's daughter kidnapped.

Directors: Robert Douglas
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Child of Fear
star
8.33
6 votes

#13 - Child of Fear

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/15/1972

Called in to find a missing rancher, Cannon attempts to discover why the farm hands have been replaced with security guards.

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Dead Lady's Tears
star
8.33
6 votes

#14 - Dead Lady's Tears

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/7/1973

A young model's death leads to many suspects.

Directors: Virgil W. Vogel
The Salinas Jackpot
star
8.29
24 votes

#15 - The Salinas Jackpot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/14/1971

Tom Skerritt plays Dude Donaldson: dressed as rodeo clowns, he and an accomplice rob a rodeo (rather brutally, killing half-a-dozen people). Cannon is summoned to figure out what's going on, after authorites spend 6 weeks and come up with nothing. There's a home movie taken at the time of the robbery, in the vicinity of the buliding... Cannon and the others watch this film over and over, like the Zapruder film, and eventually it dawns on Cannon that the clowns may be involved. He tracks a clown suit to a Texan who died in Vietnam the previous winter... the man's widow (Sharon Acker) is less than forthcoming... though her young son (Vincent Van Patten) gives Cannon some leads... Skerritt took the suit from the widow's barn and used it in the robbery. Skerritt goes to Acker's house and threatens her and her son against saying anything to Cannon...Cannon senses what's going on, and after almost being snipered by Skerritt...finally subdues him with a bear hug.

Directors: George McCowan
Watch Now:iTunes
Sky Above, Death Below
star
8.29
7 votes

#16 - Sky Above, Death Below

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/20/1972

Cannon seeks the only witness to the murder of a trade union boss: a draft dodger on his way to the Yukon.

Directors: George McCowan
Watch Now:iTunes
Bitter Legion
star
8.25
8 votes

#17 - Bitter Legion

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/27/1972

Hired to find a missing husband, Cannon infiltrates a paramilitary gang that's planning a major heist.

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Catch Me if You Can
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8.25
4 votes

#18 - Catch Me if You Can

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/7/1973

A serial killer begs Cannon to catch him before he kills again.

Directors: William Hale
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The Shadow Man
star
8.20
5 votes

#19 - The Shadow Man

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/22/1972

When a real estate tycoon disappears with a fortune in bonds, Cannon is hired to investigate.

Directors: Robert Douglas
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Come Watch Me Die
star
8.17
6 votes

#20 - Come Watch Me Die

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/24/1973

Cannon's engaged to protect a gang boss from the innocent man he sent up the river.

Directors: George McCowan
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The Rip-Off
star
8.12
34 votes

#21 - The Rip-Off

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/1/1972

The burglary of his apartment leads Cannon to a computer-controlled freight train robbery.

Directors: George McCowan
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The Predators
star
8.03
37 votes

#22 - The Predators

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/18/1972

The death of an undocumented immigrant puts Cannon on the trail of a human trafficking ring.

Directors: George McCowan
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Stakeout
star
8.02
61 votes

#23 - Stakeout

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/11/1972

A girl wounded during a bar robbery denies knowing the shooter even though she was his date.

Directors: Leo Penn
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Death is a Double-Cross
star
8.00
5 votes

#24 - Death is a Double-Cross

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/7/1971

A bridegroom's father-in-law suspects him.

Directors: Richard Donner
The Limping Man
star
8.00
5 votes

#25 - The Limping Man

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/14/1973

A cop feels guilty over a man he injured.

Directors: Michael Caffey
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