Mannix (1967–1975)
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Joe Mannix is visited by Japanese detective Tami Okada (whose first name is pronounced as if spelled "Tommy"). Searching for a missing Japanese government courier who was apparently ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Krasny

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Connors ... Joe Mannix
Gail Fisher ... Peggy Fair
Mako ... Tami Okada
Miko Mayama ... Midori Nakano
Clyde Kusatsu ... Japanese Attache
Ward Wood Ward Wood ... Lt. Art Malcolm
Bob Hoy ... Pike
Harushi Harushi ... Kato
Tad Horino ... Buddhist Priest
Bill Zuckert ... Car Dispatcher - Eddie
Shizuko Hoshi Shizuko Hoshi ... Female Greeter
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Manager (as William Benedict)
Dale Ishimoto ... Workman
Bennett Ohta Bennett Ohta ... Akio (as Ben Ohta)
David Chow David Chow ... Takeshi
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Storyline

Joe Mannix is visited by Japanese detective Tami Okada (whose first name is pronounced as if spelled "Tommy"). Searching for a missing Japanese government courier who was apparently kidnapped upon arrival in Los Angeles, Okada asks Mannix for help. Mannix agrees, escorting Okada to the Japanese Village in Buena Park, and to "Little Tokyo" -- but their investigation soon leads to suspicions that the courier's disappearance may have been staged. Written by aldanoli

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1974 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Extensive sequences were shot at the Japanese Village and Deer Park in Buena Park, California. Various exhibits and animals can be seen. One scene features a trainer riding two dolphins in tandem. The park was closed in 1975. See more »

Quotes

Joe Mannix: Now, uh, what can I do for you, Mr. Okada?
Tami Okada: I need your help. I'm your counterpart on Tokyo.
Joe Mannix: Counterpart?
Tami Okada: Private investigator.
Joe Mannix: [chuckles] Oh. Oh.
Tami Okada: May I say, your office is most impressive?
Joe Mannix: Well, I'm not sure that's quite the word for it.
Tami Okada: Oh, yes. In Japan, investigator has small office, most times, no secretary.
[sniffs the flowers he's standing next to]
Tami Okada: Beautiful flower arrangement.
[...]
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A nice change of pace
16 April 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the story begins, a courier headed to the Japanese consulate in Los Angeles is picked up by a fake diplomatic driver. Soon, a private eye from Japan arrives. Tami Okada (Mako) has been hired to find the missing man and thus restore honor to the family. What follows is a partnership between Tami and Joe Mannix, as both teach the other about their respective cultures. It's a nice change of pace for the show...a bit like the movie "Red Sun"....but where both the leads are nice folks instead of one of them being a thug. Well worth seeing and some much needed freshness breathed into the show in its eighth season.

By the way, this is the second time Japanese Village in Los Angeles has been featured on "Mannix"--the other much earlier in the series. The place apparently closed down in 1975 but sure looks like it was an interesting place.


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