NYPD Detective Jim Dunbar returns to work after being blinded in the line of duty.
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 Detective Jim Dunbar (13 episodes, 2005)
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 Detective Karen Bettancourt (13 episodes, 2005)
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 Detective Tom Selway (13 episodes, 2005)
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 Detective Marty Russo (13 episodes, 2005)
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 Lt. Gary Fisk (13 episodes, 2005)
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 Christie Dunbar (13 episodes, 2005)
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 Dr. Allan Galloway / ... (7 episodes, 2005)
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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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He lost his sight...not his vision. See more »

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Blind Justice - Ermittler mit geschärften Sinnen  »

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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 »

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[after Jim grudgingly agrees to try ballroom dancing lessons]
Christie Dunbar: This is gonna be great. You're gonna be like a regular Fred Astaire.
Detective Jim Dunbar: Fred Astaire, huh? *Awesome*. You know, he was my hero growing up.
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Give Hank a Title Credit Like all The Other Cast Members!
9 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to say I admire and love Ron Eldard's performance as Jim Dunbar, the homicide detective who goes blind in a deadly shooting match. He plays him beautifully with such depth and care. Ron Eldard is really an outstanding actor. He brings such charisma, heart, and love to this role. I was impressed with Marisol Nichols as his assigned partner. Women always get the shaft in the working world and are held back particularly in the police field. I was not impressed with Rena Sofer. I think they could have casted somebody better for that role. She does her best with the little lines she had last night. I was impressed and thrilled to see Guiding Light Alumni Frank Grillo played a fellow police detective Marty Russo. He really captures the character. Jim's guide dog Hank deserves to be recognized as an official cast member in the show's credits. Hank is loyal and faithful to Jim no matter what in their relationship. Jim's relationship with Hank is closer than Jim is with his wife who feels out of place in their relationship. I hope this show lasts longer than 13 episodes. I am personally upset that the show is taken place in New York City. Too many crime shows film and take place in New York. It would be nice for a cop show to be filmed elsewhere like Chicago, San Francisco, or Los Angeles. I am grateful for the show's usage of New York City for financial reasons and the opportunities for it's cast and crew. There are just too many shows about cops set in New York City. I can't watch Law & Order anymore and I never watched CSI. I prefer forensic shows like American Justice, City Confidential, and Cold Case Files all on A&E. Blind Justice should be about the relationship of a blind police detective and the people in his life.


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