Cannon/Cry Wolf

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Cry Wolf
Season 5, Episode 20
Airdate January 28, 1976
Teleplay by Stephen Kandel
Story by Carey Wilbur and
Stephen Kandel
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Produced by Anthony Spinner
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Cry Wolf is the twentieth episode of the fifth season of Cannon, and the one hundred seventeenth episode overall.

Starring: William Conrad (Frank Cannon)

Guest Stars: Ralph Bellamy (Benjamin Holbrook), Gary Lockwood (Mark Terrence), John David Carson (Benjy Holbrook III), Maria Grimm (Julie Armendez), James Keach (Pete Wallace)

Co-Starring: Michael Ebert (Eugene (Bruno) Bernardi), Laura Hippe (Jo Anne Wallace), Leonard Stone (Sammy Elias)

with Carle Bensen (Glidden), Sterling Swanson (Lt. Nugent), Emilio Delgado (Dr. Guiterrez), George Margo (Police Sgt. Donner), Richard Ford Grayling (Sgt. Fisher), Joseph D'Alessio (Messenger)


Plot Overview

An irresponsible young man, fleeing from his vengeful business partner, fakes his kidnapping to get money from his rich grandfather, but the partner enters the picture and decides to make it a real kidnapping.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Does this episode seem a little familiar to you? It's quite similar to the episode "Prisoners" from a couple seasons before, even using the same actor, John David Carson, as the kidnap victim.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments