Cannon (1971–1976)
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The Nowhere Man 

An unhinged Holocaust survivor decides to teach the world about the dangers of chemical weapons by stealing a canister of deadly nerve gas and setting it to go off at 7:00. Will Cannon locate it in time?

Director:

George McCowan

Writers:

Michael Gleason, Edward Hume (developed for television by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
William Conrad ... Frank Cannon
Fritz Weaver ... Leo Kern
Lynn Carlin ... Helen Kern
Richard O'Brien Richard O'Brien ... Charlie Clausen
Robert Webber ... McMillan
Jeanne Cooper ... Silvia Barberio
Barney Phillips ... Inspector Daniels
Hal England Hal England ... Captain Holland
Colin Male Colin Male ... Kirstlake
John Graham ... Benson
Thom Carney Thom Carney ... Mechanic
Phil Montgomery Phil Montgomery ... Lightman (as Philip Montgomery)
Patrick Riley Patrick Riley ... Night Guard
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An unhinged Holocaust survivor decides to teach the world about the dangers of chemical weapons by stealing a canister of deadly nerve gas and setting it to go off at 7:00. Will Cannon locate it in time?

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1971 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The car being offered as a prize at the Expo 1971 is a De Tomaso Pantera. See more »

Quotes

Frank Cannon: I just want to ask you one question: Are you having fun?
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What was Cannon thinking?
7 June 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Fritz Weaver, Robert Webber In this episode, an employee (Fritz Weaver) of a chemical company runs off with some nerve gas--and threatens to explode it. However, the public doesn't know and the company hires Cannon under false pretenses to find the guy. Cannon thinks the guy is just some embezzler--not a guy who could commit mass murder. However, there is much more to the story than this--and I won't say more because it could ruin the show for you.

The idea of a guy threatening to explode this poison cannister is pretty good. However, the motivations of the characters make little sense--hence my mediocre score. The employee seems pretty sane and is apparently doing this to stop the madness of chemical weapons--yet, when he learns that the poison is no longer being manufactured, he STILL plans on the detonation. He also apparently wants to bring lasting peace by murdering a bunch of innocents!! Huh?! As for Cannon, his thinking is even more bizarre as he shows a certain fondness for the guy! Huh?! What sort of wacky tobacky were they smoking?!


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