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The Sentinel 

In the jungles of Peru, the fight for survival heightened his senses. Now, Detective Jim Ellison is a sentinel in the fight for justice. Anthropologist Blair Sandburg works side by side with Jim, helping him develop these senses.
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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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Garett Maggart was cast as Blair before Jim's role was assigned. He screen tested with a few of the Jims in the running but once Richard Burgi came on the scene it was pretty much decided. They had instant chemistry. See more »

Goofs

Multiple mistakes in police protocol. See more »

Quotes

Jim Ellison: Let me tell you something: You get a tattoo and your Blessed Protector's going to kick your ass down seven flights of stairs to the lobby.
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Referenced in Sandy Wexler (2017) See more »

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I'm hooked
23 August 2000 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

This was a very enjoyable and fun series. Unlike a lot of shows (on any network) this show had intelligence. I can't figure out why U.P.N. dropped this series. It's not like the shows they replaced it with lasted very long anyway. At least the Sci-Fi Channel airs the reruns.


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20 March 1996 (USA) See more »

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| (65 episodes)

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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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