Ironside - Season 1

Ironside - Season 1

Cast: Raymond Burr

     
 

Chief of Detectives Robert T. Ironside (Raymond Burr) is shot down by a sniper's bullet while vacationing at a remote cabin. Though he survives the assassination attempt, Ironside is left paralyzed from the waist down and is confined to a wheelchair. Nevertheless, he becomes the head of his own special police unit and continues to fightSee more details below

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Chief of Detectives Robert T. Ironside (Raymond Burr) is shot down by a sniper's bullet while vacationing at a remote cabin. Though he survives the assassination attempt, Ironside is left paralyzed from the waist down and is confined to a wheelchair. Nevertheless, he becomes the head of his own special police unit and continues to fight crime with a crack team of investigators on the streets of San Francisco, which he navigates in a van specially designed to accommodate his self-propelled ride. Set during the turbulent '60s, Ironside - Season 1 confronted the hottest issues of its time -- civil rights, drugs, hippies, rock 'n' roll -- and gave television its first disabled hero. Even more so than most dramas of the period, Ironside's inaugural season is a positive parade of familiar faces, beginning with Kent McCord in Episode 1 ("Message from Beyond") and continuing with Jack Lord, Quincy Jones (who also composed the show's memorable theme), Bruce Lee, Harrison Ford, Susan Saint James, Edward Asner, Nicholas "Coach" Colasanto, Vera Miles, David Carradine, and -- in the season-ending "Return of the Hero" -- Gavin McLeod. This 28-episode run from the 1967-68 season is the departure point for a series that eventually ran eight years. Also included is the Don Mankiewicz-penned, two-hour pilot movie that introduced the characters in March '67, featuring Wally Cox and Kim Darby in supporting roles.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2007
UPC:
0826663104295
Rating:
NR
Source:
Shout Factory
Time:
23:00:00
Sales rank:
19,202

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Raymond Burr Robert T. Ironside

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