Gabriel's Fire

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Gabriel's Fire
Premiere September 12, 1990
Finale June 6, 1991
Creator Donald R. Boyle
Coleman Luck
Jacqueline Zambrano
Network ABC
Style 60-minute drama
Company Crystal Beach Entertainment
Coleman Luck Productions
Seasons 1
Episodes 22
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Gabriel's Fire is a drama that aired on ABC.

The main character, Gabriel Bird, was a former Chicago police officer, who, over twenty years prior, had been wrongfully sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his partner. In fact, he shot his partner because he saw that the partner was about to murder an innocent family in cold blood during a police raid. This incident in the character's background was inspired by the 1969 death of Fred Hampton, who was shot and killed during a raid upon his residence conducted by Chicago police and other law enforcement personnel. On the show, the street on which the raid involving Bird had occurred was identified as "Hampton Street".

When Bird is released, he starts working as a private detective, hired by the lawyer who had helped free him.

A revamped version of this show was called Pros and Cons.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
James Earl Jones Gabriel Bird 1
Laila Robins Victoria Heller 1
Brian Grant Jamil Duke 1
Dylan Walsh Louis Klein 1
Madge Sinclair "Empress" Josephine Austin 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 12, 1990 June 6, 1991 22


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