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Chief Ironside has just retired and is looking forward to running his vineyard with his wife. But his retirement is interrupted when his old friend and colleague Ed Brown, who is now working for the Denver police department comes to him and asks him to fill in the vacancy left by the untimely death of the Chief. Ironside does so but with condition that it will only be temporary. But things are further complicated when Suzanne Dwyer the daughter of his old friend and colleague, Eve Whitfield is the prime suspect in the murder of her boyfriend, Mike Quinn, whom she suspected was seeing someone else. Though Ironside refuses to believe that Suzanne is guilty; the evidence is all against her. So, Ironside's other old friends, Mark Sanger and Fran Belding come to Denver to help. It also seems that this whole matter could be connected with previous Chief's (death) murder, and also seems that someone in the department is responsible. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Though Barbara Anderson and Elizabeth Baur both worked on the series Ironside (1967), they never appeared together since Elizabeth Baur replaced Barbara Anderson. This situation is unique in TV reunion movies since the original series cast is usually used in lieu of replacement actors who join later in the series. See more »

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"I was watching Ironsides (sic) on TV"
20 November 2005 | by (Van Buren, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

"Ironside" was an institution in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Almost everyone watched it. That was before satellite dish television provided zillions of channels with "Gilligan's Island" reruns on half of them. Even basic cable was just that in those days. Most of the local cable companies across the nation provided the three network channels, the new educational channel, and time and weather channels with commercials crossing the screen at the bottom. One of the popular balladeers of the day Tom T. Hall had a hit record "Old Dogs, Children, And Watermelon Wine" that begins with the singer watching "Ironside" on a hotel TV in Miami. Many fans of "Ironside" had also been fans of the long running "Perry Mason" series. Raymond Burr starred in both. Most of his early movies had Burr playing heavies, sometimes sadistic thugs. Then he played a lawyer with a flair for drama in "A Place In The Sun" and his fate was sealed.

It is indeed a pleasure to see the return of the handicapped policeman along with the rest of the cast of the TV series, a fitting swan song for the talented actor who was dying of cancer when making "The Return of Ironside," not unlike another gifted actor's last hurrah, John Wayne's magnificent "The Shootist." Both are tributes to noble individuals who never forgot their many fans.

The story is not so bad either, an above average murder mystery for a made-for-television flick. You won't be disappointed.


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