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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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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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Originally cancelled by UPN after the third season finale "Sentinel too". Fan response after the airing of the finale prompted UPN to give the series half a season to end the series properly. See more »

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Multiple mistakes in police protocol. See more »

Quotes

Jim Ellison: Incacha, help me!
Incacha: Why do you call me?
Jim Ellison: Am I losing my mind?
Incacha: Do not be afraid to walk through your dreams. You must allow your spirit to speak.
Jim Ellison: But all I see is death in my dreams.
Incacha: If there is darkness, then you must face it. Darkness will flee from the light but the light must shine from within. I can not bring it to you. What do you see? What do you fear?
Jim Ellison: This is not me!
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Referenced in Sandy Wexler (2017) See more »

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One of the best shows I've seen
21 April 2003 | by annieb111See all my reviews

The Sentinel was one of the best shows I've seen. It managed to tie in credible cop plots with a bit of sci-fi and make it enjoyable. Richard Burgi and Garett Maggart made a great team and it was so nice to see Aussie actress Anna Galvin as Megan with Aussie accent and colloquialisms instead of the usual fake "cockney" types American shows give us a being typically Australian. Nice job Anna. Now if we can could just get them to remake it.


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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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1.33 : 1
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