Cannon (1971–1976)
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Cry Wolf 

Cannon investigates when the grandson of the billionaire fakes his own kidnapping to get his trust fund money, but get gets involved with the wrong type of people.

Director:

Lawrence Dobkin

Writers:

Edward Hume (developed for television by), Stephen Kandel (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
William Conrad ... Frank Cannon
Ralph Bellamy ... Benjamin Holbrook
Gary Lockwood ... Mark Terrence
John David Carson ... Benjy Holbrook III
Maria Grimm Maria Grimm ... Julie Armendez
James Keach ... Pete Wallace
Michael Ebert Michael Ebert ... Eugene 'Bruno' Bernardi
Laura Hippe ... Jo Anne Wallace
Leonard Stone ... Sammy Elias
Carle Bensen Carle Bensen ... Walter Glidden
Sterling Swanson Sterling Swanson ... Lt. Al Nugent
Emilio Delgado ... Dr. Gutierrez
George Margo George Margo ... Sergeant Donner
Richard Ford Grayling Richard Ford Grayling ... Sergeant Fisher
Joseph D'Alessio Joseph D'Alessio ... Messenger
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Cannon investigates when the grandson of the billionaire fakes his own kidnapping to get his trust fund money, but get gets involved with the wrong type of people.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1976 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The title is based on the Aesop fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf, which gives a lesson about lying and trickery. See more »

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I assume the writer had been influenced by "Tiger by the Tail".
15 August 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Back in 1968, in the original season of "Hawaii Five-O", there was an episode called "Tiger by the Tail". It was about a spoiled rich young adult who pretended to be kidnapped in order to get money from his family. After a while, the friends who helped him realize that the kidnapping COULD be a real one...and they soon decide to kill the rich kid in order to keep everything for themselves. In so many ways, this is like "Cry Wolf". The two programs are so similar that you must assume the writer was influenced by this older episode.

So what all this means is that although it is an enjoyable installment of "Cannon", it's not exactly original or a must-see. My advice is to see the "Hawaii Five-O" episode first...and if you think you'd like to see it all over again, watch "Cry Wolf".


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