Cannon/The Deadly Conspiracy (1)
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The Deadly Conspiracy (1) is the second episode of the fifth season of Cannon, and the ninety-ninth episode overall.
Guest Stars: Sharon Acker (Laura Venner), Diana Douglas (Alex Parks), Charles Durning (Don Corcoran), Murray Hamilton (Bud McKenna), Hayden Rorke (Senator Daniel Knox), Barry Sullivan (Gordon McKenna)
Co-Starring: Michael Bell (Thomas Lochner), Timothy Brown (Dr. Cleon Adams), William Bryant (Roy Gaddis), Oliver Clark (Walt Miller), Lynnette Mettey (Doris Grady), Ron Rifkin (Paul Goldberg), William Traylor (Dave Tolchuk), George D. Wallace (Matt Vaner), John Zaremba (Arthur Allen Royce)
Cannon and Barnaby Jones are working two sides of the same case--he's hired to prove that a pizza delivery man was framed for rape and murder, while Barnaby is working for the dead girl's fiance, trying to prove the suspect guilty.
This is part one of a two-part crossover episode that finished on Barnaby Jones: The Deadly Conspiracy (2). This was the second time the two detectives met, the first time being the premiere episode of Barnaby Jones, "Requiem For a Son".
For syndication purposes, the two episodes were edited together and made into a single Cannon episode. Diana Douglas's role in the edited episode is totally cut out.