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Citizens of San Francisco are stunned by the news that Robert Ironside, the city's hard-nosed, tough-talking chief of detectives, has been shot and left for dead while vacationing at his friend the Police Commissioner's rural retreat. Ironside survives the murder attempt, but the bullet has damaged nerves in his spine, leaving him a paraplegic. Unable to gain reinstatement as chief of detectives, Ironside gets permission to continue investigating criminal cases as a citizen volunteer. With the assistance of two former protegees, Det. Sgt. Ed Brown and Officer Eve Whitfield, and a newly-hired aide/driver, Mark Sanger, Ironside sets out to solve his first case as a civilian by finding the people responsible for the attempt on his life. Written by Michelle Sturges

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28 March 1967 (USA)  »

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Ein beinah tödlicher Fall  »

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When TV news staff are discussing a possible obituary piece for Ironside, he is revealed to be 46 years old. See more »

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Robert Ironside: [Inspecting a small envelope] Some miscellaneous nuts.
[Looks at Ed]
Robert Ironside: Some miscellaneous nuts?
Det. Sgt. Ed Brown: I tagged that one myself.
Robert Ironside: I don't believe it. You wrote "some miscellaneous nuts"?
Det. Sgt. Ed Brown: Well, what's the matter with it?
Robert Ironside: Why nothing at all. Except that in police work there is no such things as "some," numbers are important. And miscellaneous means a lot of different things, and these are all the same. And nuts is too general and happens to be incorrect. Otherwise, a splendid piece of labeling. One, two, ...
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Followed by Split Second to an Epitaph (1968) See more »

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"Pretty good pilot episode!"
20 October 2003 | by (Poole, Dorset) – See all my reviews

Robert Ironside the chief of San Francisco's police force is gunned down causing him to be confined to a wheelchair for life, but he traps the attacker.

Pretty good pilot for a hugely successful TV series which ran between 1968-1974. The latter was always watchable and made something worth while out of the most routine story lines.


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