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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

Credited cast:
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Dante Tony Dante ... Pressman Bar
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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:

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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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Edited into Bruce Lee: The Legend Lives On (1999) See more »

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Brilliant, Strong Acting, and Accurate
22 February 2020 | by samwa-27311See all my reviews

Correct.

Few made for TV movie pilots, are good.

This one is excellent, all around.

Normally, it takes a show, about 8 episodes, to get into a groove.

But this one is great, right out of the box.

All four leads. act as good as in a few seasons later.

Burr, is excellent.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein beinah t√∂dlicher Fall See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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