Mannix (1967–1975)
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Edge of the Knife 

Mannix is hired by successful heart surgeon Cameron McKenzie, whose young son was apparently kidnapped by someone who looked exactly like the doctor, driving a car that also looked exactly ... See full summary »

Director:

Stuart Hagmann

Writers:

Richard Levinson (created by), William Link (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Mike Connors ... Joe Mannix
Gail Fisher ... Peggy Fair
Fritz Weaver ... Dr. Cameron McKenzie
Geraldine Brooks ... Katrina McKenzie
Timothy Scott ... Walter
Priscilla Morrill ... Janet Paulson
Ford Rainey ... Roscoe Bell
Peggy Rea ... Nurse Hollister
Anna Lee ... Mrs. Harriman
Patrick O'Moore ... Mr. Harriman
Christine Matchett Christine Matchett ... Karen Shapiro
Eddie Ryder Eddie Ryder ... Henkel
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Mannix is hired by successful heart surgeon Cameron McKenzie, whose young son was apparently kidnapped by someone who looked exactly like the doctor, driving a car that also looked exactly like the doctor's car. Mannix agrees to look into the kidnapping if the police will be notified once Mannix runs into a dead end. But then Dr. McKenzie confesses something he has held back: the kidnappers don't want a ransom -- they want McKenzie to let one of his patients die in exchange for the boy's life. Written by aldanoli

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1968 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Paramount Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Although the character Roscoe Belle is said to be 78 years old, Ford Rainey in real life was 60 years old. See more »

Quotes

Janet Paulson: I'm not a sports car fan, Mr. Mannix. I don't know the difference between a Bugatti and a bicycle.
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A surprisingly weak episode.
11 May 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The show begins with an amazingly far-fetched event. A man wearing a rubber mask (just like in the studio's other hit show, "Mission: Impossible") kidnaps a kid. Why you don't know initially, but eventually you learn that they stole the doctor's kid in order to force the doctor to 'accidentally' lose a patient on the operating table!!

I have so far recently watched the first season and almost half the second season of "Mannix" and am very impressed by this detective show. The programs have been very well written and fresh--and exciting. However, I must say that of all these episodes, "Edge of the Knife" is among the very weakest. Part of the problem is the weird camera-work during the final chase scene, part of it is the uncharacteristically bad use of a double for Mannix in this same scene (it's so obviously NOT him) and part of it is because the plot seems weak and with a few holes. Worth seeing, perhaps,...but weak.


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