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Blind Justice 

NYPD Detective Jim Dunbar returns to work after being blinded in the line of duty.
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Series cast summary:
Ron Eldard ...  Detective Jim Dunbar 13 episodes, 2005
Marisol Nichols ...  Detective Karen Bettancourt 13 episodes, 2005
Reno Wilson ...  Detective Tom Selway 13 episodes, 2005
Frank Grillo ...  Detective Marty Russo 13 episodes, 2005
Michael Gaston ...  Lt. Gary Fisk 13 episodes, 2005
Rena Sofer ...  Christie Dunbar 13 episodes, 2005
Saul Rubinek ...  Dr. Allan Galloway / ... 7 episodes, 2005
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Storyline

A heist gone wrong. A gunman with an AK-47. Three officers trapped without ammo. His partner frozen in fear, Detective Jim Dunbar without hesitation took action of intense bravery that killed the gunman, saved the officers and made him a hero. He also took a bullet that blinded him forever. Most officers injured in the line of duty opt for desk jobs or early retirement. Not Dunbar. He's rehabilitated both body and attitude and fought his way back to active duty. His fresh start at a new precinct is threatened by the simple truth that no one really wants him there. His new partner, Karen Bettencourt, doesn't trust that she can rely on him. However, being blind makes Dunbar a better cop than he ever has been. Steven Bochco's drama stars Ron Eldard (frequent guest star of ER (1994) as Dunbar, who tackles the issue of handicapped employees head-on. Unique visual effects give us a window on what Dunbar "sees" with his remaining senses, as he learns to be a better cop and a better man. He ... Written by Anonymous

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He lost his sight...not his vision. See more »

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Drama | Crime | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Every episode was broadcast with video description for the visually impaired available as Secondary Audio Programming. It was the first ABC scripted series to offer this option. See more »

Quotes

Detective Tom Selway: I'm just a well-rounded brother from East Flatbush.
Detective Jim Dunbar: You're black?
Detective Tom Selway: Get the ...
Detective Jim Dunbar: No, are you serious? You're a black man?
Detective Tom Selway: Jim! You didn't know?
Detective Jim Dunbar: No. How would -
[gestures to his eyes]
Detective Jim Dunbar: I ...
Detective Tom Selway: You just thought you was working with Eminem for the last four months? How could you ...
Detective Jim Dunbar: No, I just ...
[...]
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Connections

Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: David Spade/Jack Johnson (2005) See more »

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One of Ron Eldard's best performances...
18 April 2005 | by icuryySee all my reviews

Much has been said about the show itself, so I would not delve into the details of the show. I just want to direct my attention toward the performance of the cast, especially that of Ron Eldard's, who played detective Jim Dunbar. I am overwhelmingly impressed with his performance in this new series, an opinion I think few would disagree with.

In "Blind Justice," Eldard's role, Jim Dunbar, is a multidimensional and interesting character to watch. Dunbar was a successful detective, a lady man, and a husband to a gorgeous wife. Now adding to those traits are his determination, sense of authority, cool cockiness, and yes, sometimes insecurity. Soon enough he is drawing your full attention and making you worry about him, anxious to know what is going to happen next.... Eldard expresses all of those characteristics so beautifully...

As far as the story goes, I have to admit there are some unrealistic details (Dunbar carrying a gun), BUT I am willing to ignore those and concentrate on the more compelling aspects of the story that make it so wonderful!!! Can anyone name a movie/show that does NOT contain any unrealistic details? I don't think so. Even "reality" shows have improbable moments. "Blind Justice" is supposed to be a combination of drama, suspense, and action. All of those factors are what make it stand out from other traditional pure drama, pure action, pure cop shows! Give "Blind Justice" a chance! Tune in for one or two episodes, and see for yourself what an outstanding performance these actors/actresses are presenting!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind Justice - Ermittler mit geschärften Sinnen See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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