The Sentinel (1996–1999)
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The Switchman 

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 »

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The Switchman
Ken Earl ...
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Colonel Winters
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Captain Mathis (as Roger R. Cross)
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Master Sergeant (as William De Vry)
Deryl Hayes ...
SWAT Sergeant
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Tour Guide
Jason Furukawa ...
1st Investigator
Althea McAdam ...
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Aurelio DiNunzio ...
Waiter (as Aurelio Di Nunzio)
Arnie Walters ...
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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>

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Trivia

Garett Maggart's name was misspelled "Garrett" in the opening credits. This was fixed in all future episodes. See more »

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The Pilot episode "The Switchman" contains a couple of references to Seattle, the intended setting. See the trivia section for details. See more »

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Jim Ellison: [throwing Blair up against a wall] Listen, you neo-hippy witchdoctor punk!
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Great action films of the Sentinel
1 December 1999 | by (washington) – See all my reviews

Hello, We really enjoy the program the Sentinel, the reason being is because Bruce Young is my cousin and my little sisters uncle we have sent off for autograph pictures and email the show but no luck with that but overall we still watch all of the shows that come on here in Tacoma WA all of the time re-run or what ever we love you and all of the rest of the cast so keep up the good work and remember we all in Tacoma WA are very proud of you.


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