The Sentinel (1996–1999)

TV Series  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 1,161 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 3 critic

After spending years in the Peruvian jungle during his tour in Army Special Forces, Cascade PD Detective James Ellison developed hyperactive senses, which came back to him five years after ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 19 Feb 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 25 Aug 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 02 Apr 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 31 Dec 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Sentinel" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Sentinel (1996–1999)

The Sentinel (1996–1999) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Sentinel.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
1999   1998   1997   1996  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Sentinel (2006)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A Secret Service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the President. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a Secret Service Protective Intelligence Division agent.

Director: Clark Johnson
Stars: Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Basinger
The Sentinel (1977)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Not ready for marriage, a fashion model moves into an unbelievably nice Brooklyn Heights apartment, where scary occurrences turn into a much more frightening turn of events.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon
The Pretender (1996–2000)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A specially gifted man, with the ability to instantly master any skill, escapes from a secret agency and travels the country taking on a different jobs and helping strangers.

Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau
The Pretender 2001 (TV Movie 2001)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Jarod reunites with two old friends and unleashes some powerful Centre revelations. Also Jarod and Miss Parker learn more about their pasts.

Director: Frederick King Keller
Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau
Demon Under Glass (Video 2002)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The pursuit of a serial killer leads to a deeper evil. When the government captures a vampire he is imprisoned and subjected to brutal medical experiment. With the project's original MD ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Cunningham
Stars: Jason Carter, Garett Maggart, Jack Donner
The Missing Postman (TV Movie 1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Clive Peacock is a postman in a small seaside town in Dorset. He's happy in his job and doesn't want it to change. But new technology is being introduced in his sorting office. Since he ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Dossor
Stars: James Bolam, Alison Steadman, Jim Carter
One West Waikiki (1994–1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Richard Burgi, Kayla Blake
Shanghai Red (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A murder mystery set in contemporary Shanghai about a beautiful woman caught in a web of vengeance and deceit.

Director: Oscar L. Costo
Stars: Vivian Wu, Richard Burgi, Honglei Sun
Viper (1996–1999)
Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A revival of the 1993-1994 series about a crime fighter in a morphing Dodge Viper which converts to a super equipped vehicle known as the Defender used to turn the odds around against a ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Nipote, Heather Medway, Jeff Kaake
Viper (TV Series 1994)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In the near future, an organized crime group known as the "Outfit" has become a major force in America. Engineer Julian Wilkes develops a high-tech crime-fighting vehicle called the Viper, ... See full summary »

Stars: James McCaffrey, Joe Nipote, Dorian Harewood
Sci-Fi

In the year 2046, Commander Steven Miller is tasked with a mission to seek out sentient existence beyond our galaxy. Dreadfully, he uncovers a truth that will bring mankind to its knees.

Seven Days (1998–2001)
Sci-Fi | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An ex-CIA is the point man for a government organization dedicated to time traveling to correct errors that occurred in the previous week.

Stars: Jonathan LaPaglia, Don Franklin, Justina Vail
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Jim Ellison (65 episodes, 1996-1999)
...
 Blair Sandburg (65 episodes, 1996-1999)
...
 Simon Banks (65 episodes, 1996-1999)
Edit

Storyline

After spending years in the Peruvian jungle during his tour in Army Special Forces, Cascade PD Detective James Ellison developed hyperactive senses, which came back to him five years after his return to the US. He can see people in darkened windows at night from two hundred yards, hear the music playing on the radio of the car he's chasing after he's lost sight of it, and can distinguish between wood and plastic after both have been in a three thousand degree fire. Blair Sandburg, a local anthropology student, tells Ellison that he is a "Sentinel," who in ancient tribes would protect the village and seek out game using such hyperactive senses. Sandburg becomes Ellison's back-watcher and teacher of how to use his new powers as Ellison brings a whole new edge to the war on crime in Cascade, Washington. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

In the jungles of Peru, the fight for survival heightened his senses. Now, Detective Jim Ellison is a sentinel in the fight for justice. See more »


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sentinel  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (65 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The series was originally intended to be set in Seattle, but city officials asked the producers to change so as to not give their town a reputation as a crime scene. Thus, the fictional city of Cascade came into being. The only remnant of Seattle was an undeleted reference to the Seattle Supersonics in the pilot episode. The Cascade basketball team became the Jaguars in later episodes. See more »

Goofs

Multiple mistakes in police protocol. See more »

Quotes

Jim Ellison: Every little light blinds me. When somebody flushes a toilet down the other end of the train, it sounds like Niagara Falls in my head. One minute I'm hot, the next minute I'm freezing.
Blair Sandburg: Sounds like menopause.
See more »

Connections

Followed by The Sentinel: The Switchman (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Should have continued on another network
19 March 2003 | by (Montreal, Quebec) – See all my reviews

The reason why "The Sentinel" should have went on another network for a brand new season is that besides being a very innovative series, the three main actors said that they would have loved to come back and continue filming new episodes. That is a surprising thing for multiply actors on a TV show to say. The reason is usually after a number of seasons of a TV series that is not well known in the mainstream, some people start to get tired of being on it and want to pursue other opportunities. One reason why Sci-Fi did not want to pick it up is because they want to stick to their original programming. It's like a cable TV network not wanting to use someone's leftovers. I thought that "The Sentinel" would have been perfect on CBS. I say this because I recall when they had their "America's Night of Heroes" theme for their Saturday night lineup. Another reason is that I was surprised when I saw Richard on one of their weekend television shows. He was on another police show that they had. What puzzles me about a CBS television executive not deciding to pick up "The Sentinel" is that the network did that with "JAG". "The Sentinel" would have fit perfect with that "America's Night of Heroes" theme, since they have that "Touched by An Angel" series on their network. "The Sentinel" is also in the same mold as that "Nash Bridges" TV series. I would have to say that this show gave UPN a plethora of credibility. It is fitting that UPN initially canceled "The Sentinel" and thus caused loyal viewers to start a large letter writing campaign to continue the series for another season. The ending with Jerri Ryan's character was the reason why writers on the show did not want to continue it. "The Sentinel" would have been perfect on CBS for a few additional seasons after it went off the air on UPN.


18 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
why couldnt they have put all out theOUTFITcasey
Download Season 2 yagudin3
Season 1 on DVD April 18! davidnabbit
Anyone Have this Series on Tape? yakkorat
Ever Coming Out on DVD? macsmith
what about the rest num_1fan
Discuss The Sentinel (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page