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Season 5, Episode 1
Airdate September 10, 1975
Written by Robert Lenski
Directed by Paul Stanley
Produced by Anthony Spinner
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Nightmare is the first episode of the fifth season of Cannon, and the ninety-eighth episode overall.

Starring: William Conrad (Frank Cannon)

Guest Stars: John McMartin (Senator Buck Andrews), Elizabeth Allen (Arlene Thompson Richards), John McLiam (Police Captain), Janet Ward (Wanda Baggett), Harry Townes (Steve)

Co-Starring: Joe De Santis (Benito Conforti), Robert Doyle (Sterling), Stack Pierce (Scooter Hamlin), Edward Walsh (Robert Hardy Koll), Sid Clute (Carl Pasky)

with Dennis Robertson (Richard Gallup), Dean Santoro (Newscaster), Betty McGuire (Switchboard Operator), Robert Broyles (Harold Kircher), Raymond O'Keefe (Patron), Lynn Von Kersting (Owner), Patrick Culliton (Guest), Beth Howland (Secretary), Walter Scholz (Stanley Fisher), Tom Stewart (Police Sergeant)


Plot Overview

A hitman's deathbed confession that he planted the bomb that killed Cannon's wife and son years ago sends the detective on a quest from L.A. to Portland, Oregon and to Washington, D.C. to finally obtain justice.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments

In Act IV, you will never see William Conrad quite as angry as the scene where he confronts the Senator behind the trail of killings. His eyes literally bulge out of his head as he's choking the Senator, who runs away, locks himself in his office and takes his own life with a gun rather than face further wrath from Cannon.