The Guardian (2001–2004)
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Paternity 

Nick Fallin takes the case of Lawrence Neal, a young boy who is normal except for a spinal condition that landed him in a wheelchair. When his mother is condemned to jail for prostitution, ... See full summary »

Director:

Joan Tewkesbury

Writers:

David Hollander (creator), Michael R. Perry

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Baker ... Nick Fallin
Alan Rosenberg ... Alvin Masterson
Erica Leerhsen ... Amanda Bowles
Charles Malik Whitfield ... James Mooney
Raphael Sbarge ... Jake Straka
Dabney Coleman ... Burton Fallin
Justine Miceli ... Rachel Shell
Jesse Plemons ... Lawrence Neal
Paul Schulze ... Derek Johnson
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Jerry
Nicholas Pryor ... Bart Shell
Karina Logue ... Summer Neal
Denise Dowse ... Judge Rebecca Damsen
Kathleen Chalfant ... Laurie Solt
Wendy Fowler Wendy Fowler ... Maria Neal
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Storyline

Nick Fallin takes the case of Lawrence Neal, a young boy who is normal except for a spinal condition that landed him in a wheelchair. When his mother is condemned to jail for prostitution, Social Services advice locking him up in the Ryan institution, meanwhile filled with juvenile mental patients. Larry wants to stay with his stepfather, but he has a criminal record. Nicke's last trump card is pressing the unsuspecting biological father, but that backfires. Nick's friends, industrialist Bart Shell and his kids, Nick's ambitious ex-lover Rachel and her traditionalist brother, are in a bitter fight of corporate control. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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[first lines]
Rachel Shell: [laughing] I stand can't get over you in a suit, Nick. You of all people. I remember when we were little, and you started to dress yourself, you always wore your shirt inside-out and backwards.
Nick Fallin: Well, I guess it's better than forgetting to wear my underwear.
Rachel Shell: I only did that when I came over to your house, Nick.
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