Leverage 5 Seasons 2008

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Season 1
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1. The Nigerian Job TV-NR CC

A desperate aerospace CEO asks Nate Ford - an insurance investigator who once specialized in recovering stolen goods worth millions - to lead a team of expert thieves to recover airplane designs from the rival company that took them.

Starring:
Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman
Runtime:
58 minutes
Original air date:
December 7, 2008

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Season 1

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Genres Action, Mystery
Director Dean Devlin
Starring Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman
Supporting actors Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf, Aldis Hodge, Tony Bill, Adeoye Mabogunje, Brian King, Nicky Margolis, Phillip Edward Van Lear, Saul Rubinek, Jamie Vann, Andy-John, Cedric Young, William Dick, Ian Belknap, Mike Bradecich, Anish Jethmalani, Rick Uecker, Jon Lee Brody
Season year 2009
Network Electric Entertainment
Producers Dean Devlin, Phillip M. Goldfarb, Rachel Olschan, Kearie Peak, John Rogers, Marc Roskin
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Watch a few episodes and you'll be hooked!
Rasberre
The stories are good, the dialogues witty, smart and to the point, the characters are intriguing and the mix of comedy, thriller & action is very well balanced.
Morgan le Fay
The cast is great and the shows are well written.
Man down in aisle 4

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67 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Linda C. Bergstrom on May 24, 2009
Format: DVD
This series features a modern day Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men -- or in this case, men and women -- pulling off cons, capers, and heists that redress wrongs, return ill-gotten gains to their rightful owners, and also pad the pockets of our heroes.

Though it's tempting to focus on the excellent cast, who do a uniformly stellar job with the scripts, the greatest strength of this show is in the writing. The stories are focused as much on revelation and development of the characters and their histories and interactions as on the clever and intriguing plots. The characters are given depth and dimension -- not to mention humor -- and the viewer finds as much to care about in each of them as in how the caper of the week will play out.

An outstanding opening season for this new series. Not to be missed.
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By H. Bala TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 5, 2009
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Hog heaven, brother, is what I'm wallowing in. Loving con artist stories like I do, LEVERAGE: THE FIRST SEASON is like unwrapping a crazy awesome present. If you dig stuff like The Sting (Universal Legacy Series), Ocean's Eleven (Widescreen Edition), or even Paper Moon, then LEVERAGE falls right in your wheelhouse. It's slick and smart and funny, and the key characters, initially cut from that predictable mold, quickly grow on you. TNT rolled out thirteen episodes of television goodness, except that by the first episode I'd already gotten hooked. Okay, "The Miracle Job" isn't any great shakes, but the rest of the episodes are very good. In fact, the standouts are "The Nigerian Job," "The Mile High Job," "The Stork Job," "The Juror #6 Job," and the two parter season closers "The First David Job" & "The Second David Job."

I don't follow Timothy Hutton too much, but if a guy was ever meant to play a functioning alcoholic mastermind, it's Hutton. Nathan Ford (Hutton) is an ex-insurance investigator who parted ways with his insurance company when it refused to pay for his 8-year-old son's medical treatment. And Nathan's son died. So there's a grudge against corporate entities already set in place when Nathan is approached to lead a "specialized" team in a righteous heist. And that's how the not-quite-legal Leverage Consulting & Associates firm was born (providing "leverage" for the downtrodden).
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Morgan le Fay on February 24, 2009
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Love this show, too. I wasn't sure how it was supposed to work after the pilot but it really did. The stories are good, the dialogues witty, smart and to the point, the characters are intriguing and the mix of comedy, thriller & action is very well balanced.
Season 2 is being shot april-october so the first new episodes will air in summer, by the way.
The seasons are shorter than usual, somewhere between 12 and 16 episodes I believe, but the budget must be as big as for 22 episodes because each on feels like a small blockbuster. So for those of you who missed the show so far, get it ASAP!!!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on May 21, 2009
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With so many reality shows on TV, medical dramas and procedurals, I was happy to run across this wonderful show. The cast is superb and acting is sublime. The writers made sure the characters have their own past histories and flaws to work through and all of them appeared to grow in the first season (except Nate who seems to be getting worse.) There is no gratuitous sex or violence in this show and the writers keep things moving with witty dialogue and action. Frankly, I have yet to guess how they are going to resolve each caper each week. My favorite episode is the pilot - The Nigerian Job. If you have not seen the series, download the pilot. I promise you will be hooked. The Nigerian Job
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Steal from the rich and give back to those who deserve it, giving those who have no chance some leverage.

"LEVERAGE" is the hit TV drama series on TNT executive produced by Dean Devlin ("Godzilla", "Independence Day" and "Universal Soldier"), Chris Downey ("The King of Queens") and John Rogers ("Cosby") and also to see involvement by Jonathan Frakes ("Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Roswell") as a director and Amy Berg ("The 4400') as a writer/producer.

"LEVERAGE" stars Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton ("The Good Shepherd", "Ordinary People" and "The Last Mimzy"), Christian Kane ("Angel", "Close to Home"), Aldis Hodge ("Red Sands", "Friday Night Lights"), Gina Bellman ("Coupling", "Jekyll" and "Permanent Vacation"), Beth Riesgraf ("Struck") and Mark Sheppard ("Battlestar Galactica" and "Dollhouse").

The series also features quite a bit of talent which include Mark A. Sheppard ("Battlestar Galactica) as James Sterling, Nate's former business partner and now rival. Kari Matchett ("24', "Heartland" and "Invasion") as Nate's ex-wife Maggie, "Star Trek" talents Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Armin Shimerman. And appearances by Lauren Holly, D.B. Sweeney, Sara Rue, Jeremy Roenick and many more.

The series would become a major hit for TNT as it became the #1 program on Tuesday nights with solid ratings for the drama series.

"LEVERAGE" features the following episodes on four discs:

Disc 1:

* EPISODE 1 - The Nigerian Job - The first episode that shows us how the group came together for the first time.
* EPISODE 2 - The Homecoming Job - A military reserve who was filming private military contractors are ambushed by them.
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