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Ironside: Walls Are Waiting

Parole officer Don Brand goes after a repeat offender, Tommy Sanchez. However, someone takes a shot at Brand and he soon worries that all of his clients are after him.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x26
Airdate: Thursday April 15th, 1971

Director: Barry Shear
Writer: Sy Salkowitz

Guest Stars
William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
As Don Brand
Michael LarrainMichael Larrain
As Ted Morgan
Roger C. CarmelRoger C. Carmel
As Mike Elman

Co-Guest Stars
Morris BuchananMorris Buchanan
As Arthur Torin
Luanne RobertsLuanne Roberts
As Dr. Ellis
Robert ItoRobert Ito
As Officer
Lazaro PerezLazaro Perez
As Tommy Sanchez
C. Elliott MontgomeryC. Elliott Montgomery
As Mr. Thompson
Main Cast
Raymond BurrRaymond Burr
As Robert Ironside
Don GallowayDon Galloway
As Det. Sgt. Ed Brown
Barbara AndersonBarbara Anderson
As Eve Whitfield
Don MitchellDon Mitchell
As Mark Sanger
Episode Quotes
Tommy Sanchez: Listen I, ah, took off a couple of hours, is that a parole violation?
Ed: Depends what did you with those hours.
Tommy Sanchez: Listen, ah, can I talk off the record?
Ed: I'm sorry, Tommy, no.
Tommy Sanchez: Well, listen, I mean it's okay, nothing happened, you see, I just don't want any trouble because of intent.
Mark: Intent? Well, what was your intent, Tommy?
Tommy Sanchez: Uh, well, I went to see this guy and he never showed up.
Ed: What guy?
Tommy Sanchez: Billy Gresham, ah, I met him in prison. Okay, I know, I know, condition of parole, condition eight, "You should avoid association with former inmates of penal institution unless specifically approved by your parole officer." You see, the guy was in trouble and called me up and he says, ah, come right down and I didn't have any time to check with Brand.
Ed: Where did you meet with him?
Tommy Sanchez: I told you, uh, he didn't show up. I waited, you know, almost two hours and he never came.
Mark: Anybody see you?
Tommy Sanchez: You kidding, man, on Sixth and Market? I mean, there's a lot of people going by. Hey, uh, what are you asking for, an alibi?
Mark: Right.
Tommy Sanchez: What do I need an alibi for?
Ed: I'll tell you on the way to the lab. Do you want to get your coat?
Tommy: Lab? Lab? Hey, what for?
Ed: A paraffin test.
Tommy Sanchez: That's to see if I fired a gun.
Ed: That's right, Tommy.

Don Brand: It's true. I hate pushers. No telling when there's some sweet innocent selling pot or a mobster selling heroin, makes no difference to me. But I'm a pro, Sergeant, I sit on my emotions the same way you sit on yours. I do my job objectively.
Ed: Can you really be objective?
Don Brand: It's hard but I manage.
Ed: Watching your sister suffer?
Don Brand: I manage.
Ed: Knowing that when she isn't in the grip of that nightmare, she lives in a daily fear of it?
Don Brand: What do you want from me?
Ed: I want you to be honest. We checked the record. Now you have thieves, bad check artists, burglars, all kinds of people on your case load and they violate their paroles as much as Tommy. But you're not suggesting sending them back. Now, why not, Mr. Brand?
Don Brand: I do my job.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorCollier Young
Executive ProducerCy Chermak
ProducerWinston Miller
Associate ProducerJay Benson
Set DecoratorJames M. Walters, Sr.
Director of PhotographyBud Thackery
Story EditorAlbert Aley
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Film EditorJohn Elias
Assistant DirectorGene Law
Production ExecutiveRobert Benevides
Unit ManagerWilbur E. Mosier
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
CostumesGrady Hunt
Theme MusicQuincy Jones
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