The Return of Frank Cannon (1980)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Release Date - Nov 1, 1980 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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As made obvious by its title, this TV movie was an attempt to revive the once-popular private eye series Cannon, which ran from 1971 to 1976. Emerging from self-imposed retirement, corpulent gumshoe Frank Cannon (William Conrad) investigates the death of an old friend who formely worked for the CIA. Officially, the death has been ruled a suicide, but Cannon, as usual, has his doubts. Also mixed up in the intrigue is Cannon's former sweetheart and a Hughes-like millionaire. First telecast November 1, 1980 on CBS, The Return of Frank Cannon did not result in a weekly series, but William Conrad was able to find solace in his starring role on the subsequent weekly Nero Wolfe.



agent [representative], army, CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), detective, friendship, investigator, killing, retirement, suicide, suicide-attempt