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The Star is the fourteenth and fifteenth episodes of the fifth season of Cannon, and the one hundred eleventh and one hundred twelfth episodes overall.
Guest Stars: Joan Fontaine (Thelma Cain)
and (In Alphabetical Order): Jack Carter (Hogan), Linden Chiles (Ned Hurley), Dana Elcar (John Brinegar), Richard Hatch (Terence Robert Cain), David Hedison (David Farnum), Michael McGuire (Tom Shaw), John Vernon (Correll)
Co-Starring: Richard Bakalyan (Dieter), Hank Brandt (Lt. James), Paul Cavonis (Castagna), Frank Christi (Lopez), Ben Frank (Det. Lt. Bernie Hutton), Jonathan Lippe (Gleason), David White (Judge Barnett), Karen Philipp (Sandra), Victoria Thompson (Maria), Dennis Olivieri (Cabby), Scott Ellsworth (News Commentator), Paul Bryar (Wilson), Garry Walberg (Room Clerk), Bernie Kuby (Counter Clerk), Brian Culhane (Asner), Mary O'Brien (Marilee), Richard Caine (Taliman), George Clifton (Boat Broker), Ross Bickell (Clements), Norman Stuart (Raymond), Dave Morick (Sgt. Blaine), Richard Laurance Williams (Curtis), Mickey Gatlin (Ian Reilly), Morgan Farley (Priest)
A legendary movie actress hires Cannon to find her missing son, leading the detective to a murder mystery involving the Syndicate and corrupt government officials.
This was Joan Fontaine's first appearance in ten years. She came out of retirement to play the role of movie star Thelma Cain.