Blind Justice (2005– )

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NYPD Detective Jim Dunbar returns to work after being blinded in the line of duty.

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Series cast summary:
 Detective Jim Dunbar (13 episodes, 2005)
 Detective Karen Bettancourt (13 episodes, 2005)
 Detective Tom Selway (13 episodes, 2005)
 Detective Marty Russo (13 episodes, 2005)
 Lt. Gary Fisk (13 episodes, 2005)
 Christie Dunbar (13 episodes, 2005)
 Dr. Allan Galloway / ... (7 episodes, 2005)


A heist gone wrong. A gunman with an AK-47. Three officers trapped without ammo. His partner frozen in fear, Detective Jim Dunbar without hesitation took action of intense bravery that killed the gunman, saved the officers and made him a hero. He also took a bullet that blinded him forever. Most officers injured in the line of duty opt for desk jobs or early retirement. Not Dunbar. He's rehabilitated both body and attitude and fought his way back to active duty. His fresh start at a new precinct is threatened by the simple truth that no one really wants him there. His new partner, Karen Bettencourt, doesn't trust that she can rely on him. However, being blind makes Dunbar a better cop than he ever has been. Steven Bochco's drama stars Ron Eldard (frequent guest star of ER (1994) as Dunbar, who tackles the issue of handicapped employees head-on. Unique visual effects give us a window on what Dunbar "sees" with his remaining senses, as he learns to be a better cop and a better man. He ... Written by Anonymous

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Blinded in the line of duty. His partners don't respect him. His wife lacks faith. Nobody believes in Jim Dunbar except himself. See more »


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Release Date:

8 March 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blind Justice - Ermittler mit geschärften Sinnen  »

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(13 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Every episode was broadcast with video description for the visually impaired available as Secondary Audio Programming. It was the first ABC scripted series to offer this option. See more »


Detective Jim Dunbar: [to Karen] I need you - seriously, y'know - like the flower needs the rain.
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Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: David Spade/Jack Johnson (2005) See more »

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Great Brand New Show
9 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Since the creator of" NYPD Blue" had his show disappear from the TV, this new show about a blind detective and his trials and tribulations gives an entirely different outlook to Cop Drama's. Ron Eldard,(Detective Jim Dunbar),"Ghost Ship",'02, gives an outstanding performance with his seeing-eye-dog and manages to find a good looking partner. Marisal Nichols,(Karen Bettancourt),"The Road Home",'03, Karen is the partner and really has to adjust to a very unusual situation in trying to do her job fighting crime with a handicap partner. This is certainly a very different twist to a crime TV Series and I am quite sure it will hold the public interest for the time being, but for future seasons, I am very doubtful. Jim Dunbar figures out in his mind what Karen looks like, her hair, built,and personality, but has to ask her the color of her eyes, which she reluctantly refuses to tell him at first. There is a good possibility that Jim Dunbar will become romantically involved with Karen down the road, even though he is married to a very sexy, good looking wife. This is an interesting first Pilot, wish it good LUCK!

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