Cannon (1971–1976)
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Point After Death 

Cannon investigates the murder of a woman who was the girlfriend of a professional football quarterback.

Director:

Chris Robinson

Writers:

Robert I. Holt (story), Robert I. Holt (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
William Conrad ... Frank Cannon
Richard Dysart ... Hartford Dunne (as Richard A. Dysart)
Antoinette Bower ... Karen Jennings
Frank Marth ... Col. Elliott Strickland
Richard O'Brien Richard O'Brien ... Herb Landon
Scott Hylands ... Joe Gantry
Peggy McCay ... Nancy Strickland
Jo Anne Meredith Jo Anne Meredith ... Eva Dunne
Steve Gravers ... Det. Lt. Sam Blaine
Heather Lowe ... Dory
Larry Carroll ... Sportscaster
Lee Duncan Lee Duncan ... Player #24
Melvin F. Allen Melvin F. Allen ... Guard (as Mel Allen)
Prentiss Molden Prentiss Molden ... Harris
Joann Hicks Joann Hicks ... Laurie Strickland
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Cannon investigates the murder of a woman who was the girlfriend of a professional football quarterback.

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1976 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The stock football footage in the opening scene appear to be from the USC vs Texas game played in 1967 in Los Angeles. The Longhorn logo has been obscured, but the rest of the jersey is obvious, See more »

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Nice to see the series got back on track with this one.
19 August 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The two prior episodes of "Cannon" were big disappointments. One ended up being the worst "Cannon" episode ever ("The Quasar Kill") and the next was also below average. So, it was gratifying to see "Point After Death"...an excellent episode which returned the series to form.

The episode is about a very young woman who was living the wild life in many, many ways. When she's murdered, her boyfriend (a pro football player named Joe) was too stoned to know what he'd done...though the police do not think he's a suspect. Her father, however, is judge, jury and soon...executioner! He knows the ball player is guilty...and he's going to make him pay. As for Cannon, he's looking for the killer...and hopefully he'll find them before the father does something he'll regret.

This episode was very modern in many ways. First, it actually talked about chronic traumatic encephalopathy--head injuries that result in brain damage in athletes and this was LONG before the recent discussion about it. Second, there is a lesbian relationship in the show...something you would NOT expect back in the 1970s on TV! Overall, very exciting and different!


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