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
- Besides the injuries to his eyes, Raymond Burr suffered great physical stress from being in the wheelchair for extended periods of time.
- 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".
- Star Raymond Burr injured his eyes working on the series. Being in a wheelchair, he had to look up directly into the hot lights used to film his scenes and his eyes were slightly burned.