Ironside

1967 NR 1 season

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Ironside

1967 NR 1 season
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Paralyzed by a sniper's bullet, San Francisco police chief Robert T. Ironside (Raymond Burr) becomes a private detective and special consultant to the SFPD and continues taking down the city's worst criminals in this classic police drama. Aided by streetwise bodyguard Mark Sanger (Don Mitchell), Ironside also turns to former co-workers Ed Brown (Don Galloway) and Eve Whitfield (Barbara Anderson) for help with his cases.
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Summary of Season 1 (1967) - 8 discs

Raymond Burr stars as Robert T. Ironside, a wheelchair-bound detective who leads a team of special investigators in a battle for peace on the streets of San Francisco. Paralyzed by a sniper's bullet, Ironside is now aided by his two protégés, Det. Sgt. Ed Brown (Don Galloway) and Officer Eve Whitfield (Barbara Anderson). A popular series during the 1960s, this memorable police drama took on the hot-button issues of the times.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
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Reviews

age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the original Ironside offers lots of entertaining moments for police procedural fans, but really isn't intended for younger kids thanks to its story-driven narratives about things like police corruption and murder. The content is mild compared to today's procedural standards, but it contains some drinking, smoking, and occasional gun use.

Sexual Content

Occasionally men's bare chests are visible. Prostitution is occasionally a theme.

Violence

Guns are visible, but shootings aren't very frequent. Ironside is in a wheelchair thanks to a bullet wound. Murder and other criminal activity are frequent themes; struggling with and fighting off people is sometimes shown.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

The focus on crime sets a dark tone, but Ironside shows how smarts can catch a criminal and solve a crime. The fact that Ironside's in a wheelchair supports the idea that disabled people can fully participate in a professional environment. Concerns about gun use is occasionally discussed.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters drink alcohol (whisky, brandy), and sometimes smoke cigarettes.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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