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Ironside (1967)

TV-PG | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 28 March 1967
Citizens of San Francisco are stunned by the news that Robert Ironside, the city's hard-nosed, tough-talking chief of detectives, has been shot and left for dead while vacationing at his ... See full summary »

Director:

James Goldstone

Writers:

Don Mankiewicz (teleplay) (as Don M. Mankiewicz), Collier Young (story)
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Raymond Burr ... Robert Ironside
Geraldine Brooks ... Honor Thompson
Wally Cox ... Scoutmaster
Kim Darby ... Ellen Wells
David Sheiner ... Doctor
Lilia Skala ... Sister Agatha
Gene Lyons ... Commissioner Dennis Randall
Don Galloway ... Det. Sgt. Ed Brown
Barbara Anderson ... Eve Whitfield
Don Mitchell ... Mark Sanger (as Donald Mitchell)
Joel Fabiani ... Dr. Schley
Ayllene Gibbons Ayllene Gibbons ... Baby Peggy Marvel
Terrence O'Flaherty Terrence O'Flaherty ... Announcer
Eddie Firestone ... Wheels Montana
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Storyline

Citizens of San Francisco are stunned by the news that Robert Ironside, the city's hard-nosed, tough-talking chief of detectives, has been shot and left for dead while vacationing at his friend the Police Commissioner's rural retreat. Ironside survives the murder attempt, but the bullet has damaged nerves in his spine, leaving him a paraplegic. Unable to gain reinstatement as chief of detectives, Ironside gets permission to continue investigating criminal cases as a citizen volunteer. With the assistance of two former protegees, Det. Sgt. Ed Brown and Officer Eve Whitfield, and a newly-hired aide/driver, Mark Sanger, Ironside sets out to solve his first case as a civilian by finding the people responsible for the attempt on his life. Written by Michelle Sturges

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein beinah tödlicher Fall See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When TV news staff are discussing a possible obituary piece for Ironside, he is revealed to be 46 years old. See more »

Quotes

Robert Ironside: [Inspecting a small envelope] Some miscellaneous nuts.
[Looks at Ed]
Robert Ironside: Some miscellaneous nuts?
Det. Sgt. Ed Brown: I tagged that one myself.
Robert Ironside: I don't believe it. You wrote "some miscellaneous nuts"?
Det. Sgt. Ed Brown: Well, what's the matter with it?
Robert Ironside: Why nothing at all. Except that in police work there is no such things as "some," numbers are important. And miscellaneous means a lot of different things, and these are all the same. And nuts is too general and happens to be incorrect. Otherwise, a splendid piece of labeling. One, two, ...
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Edited into Bruce Lee: The Legend Lives On (1999) See more »

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Excruciating.
2 February 2002 | by mrslimmSee all my reviews

Excruciating pilot episode that, somehow, spawned a successful internationally syndicated television show.

Raymond Burr is cheerless. The plotting is baffling. The writing is astonishingly bad. The acting is mundane.

Watching this makes you want to be shot, instead of Ironside.


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