Ironside/Downhill All the Way

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Downhill All the Way
Season 7, Episodes 8 & 9
Airdate November 8, 1973
Teleplay by Michael P. Butler &
Christopher Trumbo
Story by Michael P. Butler &
Christopher Trumbo and
Francine Carroll
Directed by Don Weis
Produced by Cy Chermak
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Downhill All the Way is the eighth and ninth episodes of the seventh season of Ironside, and the one hundred sixty-third and one hundred sixty-fourth episodes overall.

Starring: Raymond Burr (Robert Ironside)

Also Starring: Don Galloway (Det. Sgt. Ed Brown), Don Mitchell (Mark Sanger), Elizabeth Baur (Fran Belding)

Guest Stars: Kim Darby (Samantha), Lee H. Montgomery (Jerry), William Smith (Larry), Roger Perry (Brodie), Gene Evans (Parker)

Special Guest Star: David Wayne (Ian)

Co-Starring: William Devane (Smiley), Art Metrano (Chambers), Gene Lyons (Commissioner Randall), William Mims (Arthur Brody), George DiCenzo (Paul Benson), Val Bisoglio (Waffles), Anthony Costello (Rogers)

and Antonio Fargas (T.D. Harris)

with Sheldon Allman (1st Plainclothesman), Cal Bartlett (2nd Plainclothesman), Penny Santon (Grocer's Wife), Madelein Taylor Holmes (Mrs. Walinsky), Mel Allen (Liquor Store Clerk), Paul Sorensen (Plainsclothesman), Allen Joseph (Mr. Amati), Adriana Shaw (Mrs. Abbott), Jo Jo D'Amore (Grocer), Raymond Sutton (Lefty)


Plot Overview

A young retarded boy who witnessed a mob hit is taken into protective custody by Ironside. However, the boy still winds up dead when the Chief takes him out for a boat ride and their boat is rammed and the boy drowns accidentally. Ironside is so upset by the boy's death that he quits the force and becomes a bum on Skid Row.


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