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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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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Blind Justice - Ermittler mit geschärften Sinnen  »

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In 2003, Steven Bochco, the writer/producer of "Blind Justice," wrote a mystery novel called "Death by Hollywood". In it, the main character shows a friend of his a short story that he wrote about a guy who gets telepathic messages from his dog for movie and TV show ideas, and one of them was about a detective who gets blinded in the line of duty and goes back to the force with a guide dog. Steven Bochco decided to use that idea for this TV series. 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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Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: David Spade/Jack Johnson (2005) See more »

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Hank is an Important Member of the Star Line-Up
20 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hank is Jim's life raft. He needs to be in more scenes, and spend more time with Jim on the job. He is an important part of the show, and needs to be given a more expanded role. Anyone who has a service dog will tell you they are bonded in a way most of us can never understand. Hank is a beautiful, amazing, important part of Jim's life, and should be doing more to help him on the job. I am surprised the SPCA, ASPCA and Humane Society have not objected to Jim leaving Hank in the car when he goes into buildings. No one should ever leave their dog in the car, just as they should never leave children in the car, and the writers need to be more aware of proper pet care. The writers also need to learn more about the proper care and feeding of assistance dogs since this is an important part of the show.


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