Ironside and Eve are held hostage at police headquarters by escaping criminals Carter and Baines. The criminals give Ironside a way to survive, He must become a "criminal" and come up with a plan for them to escape.



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Captain Lauren
Don Galloway ...
Barbara Anderson ...
Don Mitchell ...
Harry Hickox ...
Lieutenant Gold
Eileen Wesson ...
Pretty Girl
1st Officer
Ken Renard ...
Cleaning Man
3rd Policeman
Tyler McVey ...
TV Man
Michael Harris ...


Ironside and Eve are held hostage at police headquarters by escaping criminals Carter and Baines. The criminals give Ironside a way to survive, He must become a "criminal" and come up with a plan for them to escape.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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19 October 1967 (USA)  »

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After Ironside tells Mark to copy down by hand a massive amount of information from a number of books, he goes to the assistant librarian to see about photocopying all of it instead. The sign on her desk shows that photocopies are 25 cents a page. The meaning of Mark's action is probably lost on today's audience but after adjusting for inflation, that's equivalent to a $1.75 a page, which would've cost Ironside a LOT of money. See more »

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Get out of my way! I've got a speech to write!
14 June 2013 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

****SPOILERS**** The wheelchair bound special police consultant Robert T. Ironside, Raymond Burr, gets a bit physical in this episode in using his fists as well as brains to stymie a kidnapping attempt of himself and his good friend lady police detective Eve Whitefield, Barbara Anderson.

It all starts in the holding pen in the basement of Ironside's office apartment building when suspected jewelry store robbers Carter & Bains, John Saxon & Don Stroud, make a break for it killing one of the cops assigned to guard them. With the building sealed off the two break into Ironside's pad holding him hostage with a knife, that was hidden in Bains shoe, to his throat. It's later they, Carter & Bains, really hit pay-dirt when Officer Whitefield check in with ironside's lunch, a baloney sandwich coleslaw and a pickle, and she's held hostage as well.

If it was only himself Ironside would have been more daring with the two escaped convicts but with Officer Whitefield's life on the line he plays it safe by not antagonizing the two who have already murdered twice, a cop and jewelry store owner, and have no qualms to murder again even a woman! In a cat and mouse game between the two escaped convicts and Ironside he finally gets to allow them to slip out of the building with him, as a hostage , rolling along in his wheelchair. What the two don't realize is that Ironside got a plan, the broken TV set in his apartment, and he's going to use it when the two have their guard down in having them think that the coast is clear.

****SPOILERS**** Ironside using his knowledge of electronics and chemical agents jolts and blinds both Carter & Bains before they know what hit them. With everything now back to normal Ironside can now go back to doing what he started before all this excitement happened. Write the keynote speech he's to deliver to the 1967 graduating class of the San Francisco Police Department.

P.S Check out actor Ken Renard as the building cleaning man in the Ironside episode. Renard had done such diverse roles as a judge in the TV series "Police Woman" and a south sea island Polynesian chieftain in "Project UFO".

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