Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco.

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 Robert T. Ironside / ... (195 episodes, 1967-1975)
Don Galloway ...
 Det. Sgt. Ed Brown / ... (195 episodes, 1967-1975)
Don Mitchell ...
 Mark Sanger / ... (195 episodes, 1967-1975)
Barbara Anderson ...
 Officer Eve Whitfield / ... (105 episodes, 1967-1971)
Elizabeth Baur ...
 Fran Belding / ... (89 episodes, 1971-1975)
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Ironside is confined to a wheel chair (an attempted assassination left him paralyzed). With his former assistants Brown and Whitfield (later Belding) and former delinquent (and later lawyer) Mark, he combats crime for the San Francisco police from his mobile office (a van) while leaving a pot of chili cooking back at headquarters. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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In many of the early episodes, Ironside and his team would drive around in an armored car. However, during the second season they replaced it with his more familiar van. See more »

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Robert T. Ironside: I... LIKE... burned toast.
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Gene Lyons plays San Francisco Police Commissioner Dennis Randall. However, on some closing credits, Lyons is listed as "The Commissioner". See more »

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Excellent Pilot for a successful tv detective series
28 January 2003 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Raymond Burr is excellent as Robert T. Ironside and proves that despite being crippled by a snipers bullet, manages to trap his would be assassin and bring the culprit to book.

Great locations,(set in San Francisco), powerful score by Quincy Jones and excellent supporting cast.

This film captures the mood of the late 60's in America, better than any other film of its time.

Naturally with the above combination it was decided to make a successful tv series that ran for eight years and quite rightly so, I always thought Ironside was one of the best cop shows of the 60's & 70's and it was exciting to see how he would cope in dangerous situations when confronting crooks, when his friends were not always around to help him.

Raymond Burr as Ironside proved that he could solve cases sitting down better than any other tv cop standing and despite being paraplegic he was more than a match for any able bodied villain or crook, with his sharp mind and 26yrs experience on the SFPD.

Excellent film and tv series, its a pity there is nothing like it around like it today.


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