Ironside (TV Series 1967–1975) - Plot Summary Poster



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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.

  • Robert T. Ironside, chief of detectives with the San Francisco Police Department, is shot down by a sniper's bullet while vacationing at a remote cabin. Ironside survived the attack, but became crippled from the waist down, and was confined the wheelchair. Realizing his skills as a crime-buster were too good to waste, Ironside became the head of his own special police unit; he moved into a specially-built office at SFPD headquarters, complete with sleeping quarters and exercise equipment, and inherited a crack staff: bland Sgt. Ed Brown, beautiful young Policewoman Eve Whitfield, and black ex-con Mark Sanger, who pushed Ironside's wheelchair and drove his special van. Whitfield eventually left the department, and was replaced by Policewoman Fran Belding, while Sanger graduated from law school, passed the bar, and married Diana.

  • While vacationing at a mountain cabin, San Francisco Chief of Detectives Robert Ironside is shot and wounded during an assassination attempt. The attack leaves him a paraplegic, however, he still feels he can be of help to the police. Ironside is offered the position of special consultant and helps the police on many of their most baffling cases. Helping Ironside is Detective Sgt. Ed Brown, policewoman Eve Whitfield and ex-delinquent Mark Sanger. During the course of the series, Eve leaves the force and is replaced by policewoman Fran Belding and Mark not only becomes a policeman, he also passes the bar and becomes an attorney.

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


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