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The Guardian 

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Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Simon Baker ...  Nick Fallin 67 episodes, 2001-2004
Alan Rosenberg ...  Alvin Masterson 67 episodes, 2001-2004
Raphael Sbarge ...  Jake Straka 67 episodes, 2001-2004
Dabney Coleman ...  Burton Fallin 67 episodes, 2001-2004
Wendy Moniz-Grillo ...  Louisa 'Lulu' Archer / ... 58 episodes, 2001-2004
Charles Malik Whitfield ...  James Mooney 45 episodes, 2001-2003
Denise Dowse ...  Judge Rebecca Damsen 32 episodes, 2001-2004
Kathleen Chalfant ...  Laurie Solt 27 episodes, 2001-2004
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Storyline

Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he's sentenced to do fifteen hundred hours of community service, somehow to be squeezed into his 24/7 cutthroat world of mergers, acquisitions, and board meetings. Reluctantly, he's now The Guardian, a part-time child advocate at Legal Aid Services, where one case after another is an eye-opening instance of kids caught up in difficult circumstances. Written by GG

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Law for profit. Justice for children. Attorney Nick Fallin walks the line.

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Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Guardian See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Dabney Coleman also appeared as a lawyer in Columbo, Columbo: Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star (1991). See more »

Quotes

Nick: My mom-my mom said I will always treat woman better than my father does.
Lulu: So do you?
Nick: I don't know, want to find out?
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The Empire In My Mind
Written by Jakob Dylan
Performed by The Wallflowers
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The Envelope, Please
15 February 2004 | by ajmollo-1See all my reviews

Just saw the 2/10 episode about Down's Syndrome. This was the most sensitively written, acted and directed hour of television I have seen in many years. I believe the Academy should recognize the wonderful creative work of this episode when it comes time for Emmy nominations. The program raised difficult issues and didn't offer easy, pat solutions.

BRAVO! to the cast and director and writers for a job well done.


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