Cannon

Season 1 Episode 3

Call Unicorn

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Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Sep 28, 1971 on CBS
8.7
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Call Unicorn
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Unexpected overhead in the trucking business as costly loads are hijacked, and private detectives murdered.

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  • We're gonna rock this convoy...

    7.5
    Cannon gets behind the wheel of a big-rig in this hijacking caper that could have aired as an episode of "The Rockford Files." Cannon gets in with the gang, then pulls a con to make a play for the racket and lure the ringleader out of hiding. It's interesting to see Cannon working deep undercover (even getting a fake wife to sell the story). Very few TV private eyes went to those lengths. Of course, the fact that the woman is a recent widow and Cannon himself has lost his wife adds a little sentiment to the story. When his "wife" asks Cannon if he's really comfortable in his makeshift coffee table bed, you almost suspect that they'll end up lying next to each other. Instead, their relationship, and ultimate goodbye, are very real and adult - a surprise from TV.



    The driving scenes get a little repetitive, but there are some good fights and a nice climax as Cannon dukes it out while driving an 18-wheeler.moreless

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    • CANNON: "Tell your boss: number one, I don't talk to pipsqueaks, and number two, I don't work for no $500."

      CANNON: "You'll find the accident rate among independent truckers is shocking."

      CANNON: "I guess you didn't send one of your bigger boys ... you'll find him on the hood of his car."

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    • 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.

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