Mannix (1967–1975)
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Moving Target 

Someone tries to kill Ken Mitchell, the head of a toy-making firm. Not wanting a violent incident to be associated with a toy business, Mitchell instead hires Joe Mannix to find out who ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Benedict

Writers:

Richard Levinson (created by), William Link (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Mike Connors ... Joe Mannix
Gail Fisher ... Peggy Fair
Charles Aidman ... Ken Mitchell
Jessica Walter ... Althea Blake
Art Buchwald Art Buchwald ... Carter
Ward Wood Ward Wood ... Lt. Art Malcolm
Lucille Benson ... Ida
Jock Livingston Jock Livingston ... Harvey Nelson
Bard Stevens Bard Stevens ... Lieutenant Gordon
Barbara Shannon Barbara Shannon ... Maid
Glenn R. Wilder ... Paul Anders
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Someone tries to kill Ken Mitchell, the head of a toy-making firm. Not wanting a violent incident to be associated with a toy business, Mitchell instead hires Joe Mannix to find out who might have tried to kill him. Suspicion soon falls upon Mitchell's "silent partner," Paul Anders, but Mannix' investigation is stymied when it first appears that Anders may have committed suicide - or may never have existed. Written by aldanoli

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1972 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Ken Mitchell: [having breakfast with Joe, talking about him being attacked by a burglar at his workplace] I don't know. It happened so fast. Zonk - I was out!
Joe Mannix: You haven't any idea what he looked like?
Ken Mitchell: No. You sure you won't eat something? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Joe Mannix: No, thanks.
[notices that Ken is putting an unusually large amount of hot sauce on his eggs]
Joe Mannix: And with all that hot sauce, it must be a fire hazard, too.
Ken Mitchell: Well, every man to his own poison. Kills the taste of the eggs.
Joe Mannix: Any idea ...
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Decent but the ending didn't make a lot of sense when you think about it....
16 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Moving Target" is an okay episode of "Mannix". However, the ending, when you think about it, really made no sense. It's also an interesting because it's the only episode I remember where there is no murder-- just attempted murders.

When the show begins, the owner of the Mitchell Toy Company* is attacked late at night. His night watchman fortunately shows up in the nick of time. However, instead of calling the police, he contacts Mannix to investigate. However, throughout the entire show, he and his lady friend CONSTANTLY lie to Mannix--making the show seem a bit contrived. This also occurs when the man's supposed partner is supposedly killed---I'd say more but the plot is convoluted and I might give it away. However, the ending is a mess. For some inexplicable reason, the conspirators decide to kill Mannix...but there really is no reason for them to do this. It just left me scratching my head because of this.


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