The Sentinel: Season 1, Episode 1

The Switchman (20 Mar. 1996)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Adventure | Crime
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 310 users  
Reviews: 11 user

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 »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Related Items

Search for "The Switchman" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Switchman (20 Mar 1996)

The Switchman (20 Mar 1996) on IMDb 8.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Sentinel.
1 of 65 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
...
...
Ken Earl ...
Joel Taggart
...
Lt. Carolyn Plummer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Chen ...
Monk
...
Captain Mathis
...
Master Sergeant
Aurelio Dinunzio ...
Waiter (as Aurelio Di Nunzio)
Bob Frazer
Jason Furukawa ...
1st Investigator
...
Cop
...
Clerk
Deryl Hayes ...
SWAT Sergeant
Tim Henry ...
Colonel Winters
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


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 March 1996 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jim Ellison: [throwing Blair up against a wall] Listen, you neo-hippy witchdoctor punk!
See more »

Connections

Follows The Sentinel (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The most satisfying show ever!
28 April 1999 | by (SF Valley, California) – See all my reviews

I really, really love this show. I don't think I have enjoyed a show this much since "Quantum Leap". This is one of those rare drop whatever you're doing, lock yourself up in your room, "shut-up-and-don't-bother-me" type of shows. It has everything you watch television for: action, drama, humor, personality, good stories, plus the one thing missing from most television-ORIGINALITY! I cannot think of another show that was ever like this one. It also has characters that you can really care about (which, if you examine it, you'll find is the deciding factor in most of the shows that are historically considered really great television). Richard Burgi, Garett Maggart and Bruce A. Young are the stars of this show and I feel that this is the best television work so far in their careers.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

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

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?