Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (27)

  • Herb: Frank, you can't just tear off the minute you get back.
    Cannon: Herb, you're my lawyer, my confessor, and you're beautiful. But five months ago, I bought myself a new car and I haven't had a chance to drive it around the block.

  • Sgt. Magruder: You got some kind of business here in Gallitin?
    Cannon: With a week to kill, I'll find some. You know a good place to stay?
    Sgt. Magruder: I know 'em all. Depends on what you're looking for.
    Cannon: How about the Sands Motel?
    Sgt. Magruder: You wouldn't like that.
    Cannon: No, why not?
    Sgt. Magruder: Well, that's all run-down. That's clean over on the other side of town.
    Cannon: But I got a week to get there.

  • Sgt. Mitchell: Who are you?
    Cannon: Frank Cannon. I'm just checking in at the Sands.
    Sgt. Mitchell: Aren't you the fella we just got a ticket on?
    Cannon: That's me.
    Sgt. Mitchell: Yeah--yeah, the, uh...
    Cannon: Yes, the fat one.

  • Bar Tough: Who are you, anyway?
    Cannon: I am a student of native customs.
    Bar Tough: You're new around here, aren't you?
    Cannon: I'm luckier than that, I'm just visiting.

  • Cannon: Have you got a chief?
    Sgt. Magruder: What do I look like, an Indian? Yes, I gotta a chief.

  • Cannon: Gallitin's as wide-open as a stomach wound.

  • Lt. Redfield: You know, I-I wanted to kill you the other night.
    Cannon: Kelly, not a chance. I got eighty pounds on you.

  • Kid: Hi
    Cannon: Hi.
    Kid: Hi. How did you get that fat?
    Cannon: (laughs and pats his stomach) Wasn't easy.

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Notes (30)

  • This premiere was aired at a 120-minute TV movie.

  • Vera Miles would later appear later in the 1971-1972 season episode "To Kill A Guinea Pig".

  • This "reunion" movie ran 120 minutes as a TV movie.

  • Filmed on location in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Cannon drives a 1966 Ford Country Squire station wagon.

  • Unicorn is the 7-digit phone number Cannon is to call to get instructions on where to bring the hijacked merchandise...unicorn translating as 864-2676.

  • Partly filmed at Dodger Stadium.

  • Vic Tayback was known for playing the role of Mel Sharples, the cantankerous owner of Mel's Diner on the 1970's sitcom "Alice".

  • Filmed in the northeast of San Diego.

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Trivia (8)

  • Cannon drives a black Lincoln Continental Town Car later totaled in a crash.

  • Cannon drives a silver 1971 Lincoln Mark III with a black top and red leather upholstery.

  • In this episode, Cannon goes undercover as rodeo promoter Elmer Hopkins.

  • Guest star Martin Sheen who played Jerry Warton reprises the same role in the episode "A Flight Of Hawks".

  • Both Daniel J. Travanti and James B. Sikking who guest starred in this episode later appeared in the 1980's TV series "Hill Street Blues".

  • Mickey Dolenz was the drummer for the TV rock group "The Monkees".

  • Robert Goulet was once married to actress Carol Lawrence.

  • Jack Cassidy was once married to actress Shirley Jones.

Allusions (4)

  • Cannon: You're a regular Hamlet, my heart bleeds for you.

    Referencing the title character of the play Hamlet (approx. 1600) by William Shakespeare. Hamlet is the Prince of Denmark and seeks revenge on his uncle Claudia for arranging the death of Hamlet's father, the king.

  • Cannon: Which one are you, Holley? The armed robber, the town boss, or just plain Huckleberry Finn?

    Referencing the character created by Mark Twain who first appeared in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1884), and then received his own novel in the sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). Huck is the son of the widowed town vagabond, who beats his son. Best friends with Tom Sawyer, Huck later sets off on his own to escape his father and ends up helping an escaped slave, Jim. The character later went on to appear in Twain's sequels, Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective.

  • Dude: Ever since that movie, I've wanted to play a champion fat man. The movie Dude refers to is The Hustler (1961), which starred Paul Newman as a pool shark out to beat reigning pool champ Minnesota Fats, played by Jackie Gleason.

  • The title of the episode is from Scriptures, it mentions the blood of the grape has been evidently designed, because Christ derives blood not from the seed of man, but from the power of God. For as God, and not man, has produced the blood of the vine.