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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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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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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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Crime | Drama

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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

Det. Sgt. Ed Brown: [upset because Ironside might be dying] You know what he once told me? The only reason a cop should take a day off is for death. His own!
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Referenced in The Doris Day Show: A Small Cure for Big Alimony (1973) See more »

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the introduction to the cult series of collier young
4 July 2017 | by georgeszaslavskySee all my reviews

After being shot and left for dead near his house,Chief Ironside learns that he would never be able to walk again. He then decides to be a specific consultant fighting crime with his own team of handpicked assistants and policemen including Eve Whitfield and Sergent Brown. He will also introduce Mark Sanger to his team despite Mark dislikes cops and is reluctant. Ironside will discover and find who shoot him and left him paralyzed for the rest of his life. The action and the subplots were superb. Plus the filming on various the locations was done superbly. I recommend this film as a necessary introduction to the Ironside TV series.


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