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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

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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San Francisco is the star
29 May 2000 | by cabotcoveSee all my reviews

Late 60's San Francisco is more than the backdrop, it's the fore-drop for this most remarkable 1967 TV-Movie. A haunting melange of establishment and counterculture, impeccably acted and scripted, this be one of the most cerebral movies ever made for TV. There's also no shortage of marvelous acting and character development.


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