Once a Thief (1996–1998)

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Mac, LiAnn, and Vic are recruited by a top-secret government agency, working out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They have many (mis)adventures together, and soon, they are joined ... See full summary »

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 Mac Ramsey (23 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Li Ann Tsei (23 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Victor Mansfield (23 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 The Director (23 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Agent Dobrinsky (15 episodes, 1997-1998)
Greg Kramer ...
 Murphy (11 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Camier (11 episodes, 1997-1998)
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Mac, LiAnn, and Vic are recruited by a top-secret government agency, working out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They have many (mis)adventures together, and soon, they are joined by Jackie Janczyk, a teenage mob boss. Written by Sally <biographies@hotmail.com>

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My kind of show!
14 May 2005 | by (Gothenburg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I love this series! Based on the trio antics of the movie by John Woo, this is a Canadian produced action comedy series. Li Ann and Mac try to get out of the Hong Kong Triad, Vic is set up by his dirty cop colleagues. Li Ann and Mac are separated, Mac ends up in jail, where he's approached by a slick high status woman with a proposal; come and work for her secret agency or rot in jail. Li Ann and Vic have gone the same route as Mac does, accepting the offer, and the three are put together as a team, with the woman, The Director, as a puppet master and boss. Cue adventures and intrigue.

It's a series driven by great actor chemistry, one-liners, timing, and the occasional hey-let's-do-martial-arts stuffing. My tastes exactly. A little cliché at first, perhaps, but some episodes are freakishly good. Ivan Sergei and Nick Lea work great together (how great? ask any slasher out there), Jennifer Dale is my GOD, the weird Agency that's always empty of people, camera and lighting, there's so much to love! And only one season's worth of episodes. *sobs*


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