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The Sentinel 

After spending years in the Peruvian jungle during his tour in Army Special Forces, Cascade PD Detective James Ellison developed hyperactive senses, which came back to him five years after ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Richard Burgi ...  Jim Ellison 65 episodes, 1996-1999
Garett Maggart ...  Blair Sandburg 65 episodes, 1996-1999
Bruce A. Young ...  Simon Banks 65 episodes, 1996-1999
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After spending years in the Peruvian jungle during his tour in Army Special Forces, Cascade PD Detective James Ellison developed hyperactive senses, which came back to him five years after his return to the US. He can see people in darkened windows at night from two hundred yards, hear the music playing on the radio of the car he's chasing after he's lost sight of it, and can distinguish between wood and plastic after both have been in a three thousand degree fire. Blair Sandburg, a local anthropology student, tells Ellison that he is a "Sentinel," who in ancient tribes would protect the village and seek out game using such hyperactive senses. Sandburg becomes Ellison's back-watcher and teacher of how to use his new powers as Ellison brings a whole new edge to the war on crime in Cascade, Washington. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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High performance justice. Extra sensory protection. See more »


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Official Sites:

Space [Canada]

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1996 (USA) See more »

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Sentinel See more »

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Runtime:

| (65 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series was originally intended to be set in Seattle, but city officials asked the producers to change so as to not give their town a reputation as a crime scene. Thus, the fictional city of Cascade came into being. The only remnant of Seattle was an undeleted reference to the Seattle Supersonics in the pilot episode. The Cascade basketball team became the Jaguars in later episodes. See more »

Goofs

Multiple mistakes in police protocol. See more »

Quotes

Jim Ellison: Every little light blinds me. When somebody flushes a toilet down the other end of the train, it sounds like Niagara Falls in my head. One minute I'm hot, the next minute I'm freezing.
Blair Sandburg: Sounds like menopause.
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Referenced in Sandy Wexler (2017) See more »

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The best show.....*ever*
26 September 1999 | by Shelle-5See all my reviews

This is one of the most enjoyable shows I've seen. It's real family entertainment, something that Mom and Dad can safely watch with the kids and grandparents and all the family will find something to entertain them.

The only crime is that U.P.N had ditched probably their best show ever.

Thank God for the Sci Fi channel in the U.S, may the marriage between them and The Sentinel be a long and productive one.


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