A cop who's been sent to prison for killing his partner is freed by a lawyer who hires him as a private investigator.
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1991   1990  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
James Earl Jones ...  Gabriel Bird 22 episodes, 1990-1991
Laila Robins ...  Victoria Heller 22 episodes, 1990-1991
Madge Sinclair ...  Empress Josephine 22 episodes, 1990-1991
Dylan Walsh ...  Louis Klein 22 episodes, 1990-1991
Brian Grant Brian Grant ...  Jamil Duke 21 episodes, 1990-1991
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A cop who's been sent to prison for killing his partner is freed by a lawyer who hires him as a private investigator.

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Gabriel's office and building on this TV show is across the street from the building that was used for the movie "Only the Lonely" (1991). See more »

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James Earl Jones is terrific in this role!
30 April 2007 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

I remember when this show came on the air and how it ended. It was a terrible shame because James Earl Jones is one of our country's finest actors. Finally, he gets a series of his own but the show never really gained a large following after a season and was canceled by the network. It did have a terrific cast and won Emmys for James Earl Jones and others but the show never truly caught on because it was more character based than action based. For those of us who don't care about action packed movies, I prefer a good drama with characters that you can identify with and sympathize. The series was serious and too sophisticated for most audiences today who prefer to escape from their daily troubles. Of course, good drama can still effective without car chases, violence, etc. Gabriel's Fire based on my memory was a decent show with a purpose but the network felt the audiences weren't enough for it to continue in another season.


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Country:

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Language:

English

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12 September 1990 (USA) See more »

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Gabriel's Fire See more »

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Lorimar Television See more »
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| (22 episodes)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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