Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he's sentenced ... See full summary »

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David Hollander
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Series cast summary:
Simon Baker ...  Nick Fallin 67 episodes, 2001-2004
Alan Rosenberg ...  Alvin Masterson 67 episodes, 2001-2004
Raphael Sbarge ...  Jake Straka 67 episodes, 2001-2004
Dabney Coleman ...  Burton Fallin 67 episodes, 2001-2004
Wendy Moniz ...  Louisa 'Lulu' Archer / ... 58 episodes, 2001-2004
Charles Malik Whitfield ...  James Mooney 45 episodes, 2001-2003
Denise Dowse ...  Judge Rebecca Damsen 32 episodes, 2001-2004
Kathleen Chalfant ...  Laurie Solt 27 episodes, 2001-2004
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Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he's sentenced to do fifteen hundred hours of community service, somehow to be squeezed into his 24/7 cutthroat world of mergers, acquisitions, and board meetings. Reluctantly, he's now The Guardian, a part-time child advocate at Legal Aid Services, where one case after another is an eye-opening instance of kids caught up in difficult circumstances. Written by GG

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Law for profit. Justice for children. Attorney Nick Fallin walks the line.

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Drama | Crime

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CBS [United States]

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USA

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English

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25 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El guardià See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Inspired by the work of Producer David Hollander's brother, a child advocate lawyer. See more »

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Nick: My mom-my mom said I will always treat woman better than my father does.
Lulu: So do you?
Nick: I don't know, want to find out?
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The Empire In My Mind
Written by Jakob Dylan
Performed by The Wallflowers
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It flows like a great movie...
1 July 2002 | by hughluver13See all my reviews

'The Gaurdian' is a well put show. An interesting ring makes the show flow like a fine movie. Nick Fallen (Simon Baker) has been caught with coke and has been sentenced to 1,600 hours of community service. Using his lawyer abilities, Nick must help at the Pittsburg Legal services. Juggling a firm postion, clinets, and orphaned, beaten wives and children. Nick finds that the world he sees may not be real, like the 'Matrix'. Nick sees the more simple things in life, and soon puts some nice pick up lines to the test against the new girl, Lulu. She is a new legal service lawyer at Pittsburg Legal Services and Nick has found her, lets say, attractive. Nick goes to great lengths, from a normal, layed back rich kid. To a real world hard working love sick man. He opens up his buttoned up emotins sometimes, even once refered to as Teflon Man. Nothing touches him. But Love. He asks Lulu one day, "My mom said one thing I will always do is treat women better then my dad did." "Was she right?" (Lulu). "I don't know, want to find out?". Nick scrapes and shovels dirty work from murders, to felon boyfriends and lawyers. How far can a man be pushed to the edge? The Gaurdain is some show is expect and hope to see for a long time.


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