Mannix (1967–1975)
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Joe Mannix receives an urgent phone call from his friend George Lassiter asking him to come to Albuquerque because of a problem with Lassiter's daughter Jeannie, who is also Joe's ... See full summary »


Arnold Laven


Richard Levinson (created by), William Link (created by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Mike Connors ... Joe Mannix
Gail Fisher ... Peggy Fair
James Olson ... George Lassiter
Rue McClanahan ... Gloria
Jane Actman Jane Actman ... Jeannie Lassiter
Norman Alden ... Al Ritchie
Lee Paul Lee Paul ... Sam Lannihan
Jay Hammer Jay Hammer ... Rick Haggard
Don Pulford Don Pulford ... Jessup
Wallace Earl Laven Wallace Earl Laven ... Dorothy (as Wallace Earl)
Fred Waugh Fred Waugh ... Hood #1
Kathy Snowden Kathy Snowden ... Car Rental Girl
Herb Robbins Herb Robbins ... Operations Clerk


Joe Mannix receives an urgent phone call from his friend George Lassiter asking him to come to Albuquerque because of a problem with Lassiter's daughter Jeannie, who is also Joe's goddaughter. Mannix arrives quickly only to be told that the problem has been solved. Sensing that he's not receiving the whole story, though, Mannix decides to conduct his own investigation -- leading him to discover that his friend is involved in a novel form both of kidnapping and of paying the ransom. Written by aldanoli

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29 September 1974 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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George Lassiter: [Joe meets him at a golf club] Something from the bar, Joe? Uh, coffee?
Joe Mannix: Yeah, coffee's fine.
George Lassiter: Jack, coffee and a scotch on the rocks.
Joe Mannix: Okay, George, now, just what the hell is this all about?
George Lassiter: Well... it was a false alarm. I... I'm sorry, I tried to call you, but you'd already left.
Joe Mannix: Everything's all right with Jeannie?
George Lassiter: Absolutely. I just got spooked. Overreacted.
Joe Mannix: Overreacted to what?
George Lassiter: Well, I know this sounds ridiculous... but... I thought Jeannie'd been kidnapped.
Joe Mannix: And what made you think that?
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Next time, just be honest with your old pal Mannix!
16 April 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The previous episode of "Mannix", "Portrait in Blues" is among the very worst episodes ever made for the it's very nice to see it's back on track for this second episode of season eight.

George Lassiter (James Olson) calls Mannix for help after he finds a ransom note for his daughter. However, after Mannix drops everything and flies to Albuequerque to help his old friend George, George responds that it was all a big misunderstanding and Mannix should go back to L.A.! Well, Mannix isn't fooled and he decides to investigate...and finds that George is hiding something. So he stays in New Mexico...and soon has folks breathing down his neck, ready to pulverize him! Clearly SOMETHING is going on here!!

This kidnapping episode isn't great but it is good...offering some nice twists and surprises here and there. Worth seeing. Plus, it's worth seeing so you can see George's ex-wife, as Rue McClanahan was quite the dish at that time.

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