Mannix (1967–1975)
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Delayed Action 

A man named Spinelli shows up severely injured at a hospital emergency room, asking for Mannix. The detective arrives. He's never seen Spinelli before in his life. From this odd beginning, ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael O'Herlihy

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Mike Connors ... Joe Mannix
Joseph Campanella ... Lew Wickersham
Louise Sorel ... Danielle Michaels
John McLiam ... Benny
Ned Glass ... Anthony Spinelli
Eddie Ryder Eddie Ryder ... Brian
Peggy Rea ... Barbara
Richard Bull ... Richard Sefton
Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen ... Sam Bailey
Ronald Long ... Herbanoff
Michael Greene ... Warren
Craig Littler ... Louie
Richard Merrifield ... Intern
Walter Koenig ... Harry
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A man named Spinelli shows up severely injured at a hospital emergency room, asking for Mannix. The detective arrives. He's never seen Spinelli before in his life. From this odd beginning, Mannix will be beaten, suspended by Intertect and shot at with a spear gun as he tries to solve a mystery extending back more than 20 years. Written by Bill Koenig

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1968 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When Wickersham asks the technician to run this through the 360 he's referring to the IBM System/360 (S/360) which was a mainframe computer system family announced by IBM on April 7, 1964, and delivered between 1965 and 1978. See more »

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Decent but there is a rather silly chase scene....
1 May 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Delayed Action" begins with a VERY familiar character actor, Ned Glass, being wheeled into the operating room. He keeps muttering about 'Mannix', so they call the detective. But, Mannix doesn't recognize the guy! Now that Mr. Spinelli is unconscious and no one knows exactly what happened to him, Mannix just assumes Spinelli is his client and begins digging. Starting with an old photo, Mannix digs and digs--and eventually discovers a bombing from 1945 MIGHT have to do with this guy! But, of course, there's more...which you'll need to see for yourself.

This is a decent episode whose main reason for your watching it is to see Walter Koenig ('Chekov' from "Star Trek") in an early non-Trek role. Additionally, while stupid, it's also worth seeing to see a chase scene where Mannix is chasing a scuba diver and NOT catching him! Considering the guy is wearing an old rubberized diving suit and diving gear, it's ridiculous!! As for the plot, it's original but a bit confusing towards the end. Not bad but not among season one's best.


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