A cop who's been sent to prison for killing his partner is freed by a lawyer who hires him as a private investigator.
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1991   1990  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
James Earl Jones ...  Gabriel Bird 22 episodes, 1990-1991
Laila Robins ...  Victoria Heller 22 episodes, 1990-1991
Madge Sinclair ...  Empress Josephine 22 episodes, 1990-1991
Dylan Walsh ...  Louis Klein 22 episodes, 1990-1991
Brian Grant Brian Grant ...  Jamil Duke 21 episodes, 1990-1991
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A cop who's been sent to prison for killing his partner is freed by a lawyer who hires him as a private investigator.

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chicago Soul See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A great venue for James Earl Jones' talent!
3 February 2006 | by kittykatkanSee all my reviews

It didn't run very long, but "Gabriel's Fire" is a fantastic series for anyone who wants to see the complete range of James Earl Jones' ability as an actor, and not only to hear the range of his beautiful voice! Even just the first episode gives him the chance to show off a broad range of emotion, of action, of genuinely slipping into his character -- the ex-cop, ex-con, Gabriel Bird.

The series begins with Bird in his twentieth year in prison for murder; he killed a white cop during a raid, and was convicted for this, but because of his exemplary military record, his sentence was reduced to life in prison. A friend of his in prison is murdered, bringing Bird through circumstances together with his friend's lawyer, and on this is built the premise of the series.

Jones does take over every scene he's in, but he's got rather an overwhelming personality on the screen; he can't help that, I think =D If you get a chance to see the series, take it!


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