Robert T. Ironside, chief of detectives with the San Francisco Police Department, is shot down by a sniper's bullet. He survived the attack, but became crippled from the waist down and was confined the wheelchair. With his former assistants Brown and Whitfield and former delinquent Mark, he combats crime from his mobile office while leaving a pot of chili cooking back at headquarters.
Last Episode08x16 The Faded Image Aired: Jan. 16, 1975
Ed befriends the daughter of the judge presiding over his latest case, only for the girl to come to him in fear for her father's life. It seems …
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Ironside warns his aide to stay away from a boyhood friend, now a parolee.
Series Fun Facts
- NBC abruptly canceled the series in 1975 without airing three episodes: "The Organizer," "The Rolling Y" and "A Matter of Life or Death." Those segments eventually aired in…
[show]NBC abruptly canceled the series in 1975 without airing three episodes: "The Organizer," "The Rolling Y" and "A Matter of Life or Death." Those segments eventually aired in syndication.
- In the pilot Ironside wears a bandage on his right hand. This was not makeup. Raymond Burr injured the first two fingers of his hand when he fell after being "shot".
- In many of the early episodes, Ironside and his team would drive around in an armored car. However, during the second season they replaced it with his more familiar van.