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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Series Fun Facts
- As the show progressed, Mark went from being Ironside's bodyguard, to a full fledged police officer and eventually became an attorney in the final season.
- 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.
- 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".