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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Gabriel's office and building on this TV show is across the street from the building that was used for the movie "Only the Lonely" (1991). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #2.8 (2003) See more »

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Great series
28 April 2005 | by love7476See all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of James Earl Jones and I vaguely remember this series. It was a serious drama but also very engaging. Jones played Gabriel Bird, an ex-con trying to adjust to life on the outside. The sad thing was that he was wrongly jailed for a murder he could not control. He was a cop in his former life and his partner was going to shoot an innocent woman and her child during a raid and he chose his partner's life over the Innocent civilians. I was oddly into it when it ran and was sad to see it go. I'm not sure if James Earl Jones received an Emmy nomination but he definitely deserved it. Ah, just checked, he was nominated for a golden globe in 1990 for actor in a leading role. He is a fine actor, one whose performance is never overdone. It's probably due to his voice, so commanding and ominous, that he's had to work hard at not overpowering his roles with his voice. I'd purchase the first season if it was available on DVD. It gets my vote.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gabriel's Fire See more »

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Lorimar Television See more »
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Runtime:

| (22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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