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The Switchman 

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 »

Director:

Danny Bilson

Writers:

Paul De Meo (created by), Danny Bilson (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Burgi ... Jim Ellison
Garett Maggart ... Blair Sandburg
Kelly Curtis ... Carolyn Plummer
Bruce A. Young ... Simon Banks
Molly Parker ... The Switchman
Ken Earl Ken Earl ... Joel Taggert
Tim Henry ... Colonel Winters
Roger Cross ... Captain Mathis (as Roger R. Cross)
William deVry ... Master Sergeant (as William De Vry)
Deryl Hayes ... SWAT Sergeant
Maria Herrera ... Tour Guide
Jason Furukawa Jason Furukawa ... 1st Investigator
Althea McAdam Althea McAdam ... 2nd Investigator
Aurelio DiNunzio Aurelio DiNunzio ... Waiter (as Aurelio Di Nunzio)
Arnie Walters ... Doctor
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1996 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Garett Maggart's name was misspelled "Garrett" in the opening credits. This was fixed in all future episodes. See more »

Goofs

The Pilot episode "The Switchman" contains a couple of references to Seattle, the intended setting. See the trivia section for details. See more »

Quotes

Jim Ellison: [throwing Blair up against a wall] Listen, you neo-hippy witchdoctor punk!
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THE BEST SHOW
7 April 1999 | by LannietaSee all my reviews

In my opinion, this is THE BEST show ever. Richard Burgi, Garett Maggart, and Bruce A. Young are terrific actors! Watch an episode if you haven't already, and you'll see that it's worth it. Now if only UPN would see that it's worth it.


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