Mannix (1967–1975)
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A teenage baseball team hires Mannix to find their missing coach, who is a parolee who been running, and hiding his identity, ever since he got out of prison.


Murray Golden


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


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Connors ... Joe Mannix
Gail Fisher ... Peggy Fair
Jonathan Goldsmith ... Lee Thomas (as Jonathan Lippe)
Charlotte Stewart ... Barbara Joyce
Val Avery ... Mel Cooley
J. Pat O'Malley ... Mr. Bryant
Ward Wood Ward Wood ... Lt. Art Malcolm
Woodrow Parfrey ... Willie Small
Bobby Riha ... Steve Brewster
Val Bisoglio ... Charlie Larrabee
Katherine MacGregor ... Nurse (as Scottie MacGregor)
Jason Wingreen ... Harry Osborn
Byron Morrow ... Warden
Vince Howard ... Dr. Jackson
Gary Dubin ... Mark


A group of boys who play baseball together hire Joe Mannix to look for their coach, who has gone missing shortly before an important game. Mannix discovers that the man was actually an ex-con who changed his name as soon as he was released, and failed to keep even one appointment with his parole officer. Mannix begins to believe that the man's disappearance may be explained by the number of other criminals who seem determined to locate him -- possibly to silence him for good. Written by aldanoli

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Mr. Bryant: [Joe enters Mr. Bryant's garage] Yes, sir, can I help you?
Joe Mannix: Maybe. My name is Joe Mannix. I'm a private investigator.
Mr. Bryant: Something wrong?
Joe Mannix: Well, I'm looking for a Lee Thomas.
Mr. Bryant: So am I. He's gone.
Joe Mannix: When was the last time you saw him?
Mr. Bryant: Oh, 4:00 yesterday afternoon. He left for the park. Crazy about baseball. He manages a kid's team.
Joe Mannix: What else can you tell me about him?
Mr. Bryant: Why? Is he in trouble?
Joe Mannix: I won't really know until I find him.
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Better than the usual "Mannix" episode.
2 December 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

While I enjoy watching my DVDs of "Mannix", I must admit that the show had more than its share of clichés. Too often, Joe is bashed over the head, charges into danger without backup and overcomes folks who have loaded guns aimed right at him. While this show has a few of these, at least it seemed to try a bit harder to avoid these mistakes. For example, when he thinks that perhaps Peggy is in trouble, Joe calls for police backup!

The show begins with some kids from Little League hiring Mannix to find their missing coach. Joe's investigation leads him to discover that the nice, beloved coach is actually a guy who recently got out of prison and jumped parole! How could the very nice guy that his team, employer and girlfriend talk about be on the run from the law? And, if he is, why? Well, at the same time, a group of mobsters are looking for the guy--and so you know something big is going on here.

As I said, the show avoided many clichés. Sure, there still is a scene where the missing coach beats up a thug...yet leaves the gun lying on the ground! And, the ending is a bit tough to believe. But, despite these things, the show is quite interesting and better than usual.

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27 October 1971 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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