The misadventures of a gang of Canadian spies, agents, criminals and mobsters, including three spies, an enigmatic director and two grim-faced assassins.
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 The Director 23 episodes, 1996-1998
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 Agent Dobrinsky 15 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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Rated R for some strong violence | See all certifications »

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The two contract killers from the series, Mr. Murphy and Mr. Camier, were named after two of Samuel Barclay Beckett's novels, one of these novels being titled 'Murphy', and the other being titled 'Mercier et Camier'. See more »

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Followed by Once a Thief: Brother Against Brother (1997) See more »

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4 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

But only by the fact that it is rated so high here. OK, so actually only a few people voted (to this point not even 50), but still that alone doesn't explain why it has that high a rating ...

A TV movie was made that John Woo directed (see under movie connections), after that he only produced the TV Show or just lend his name for it (I have to admit that I don't know which, but it doesn't make a difference) ... Which explains the downfall! Although the TV directors who took over tried to contain or even embrace the style that John Woo is known for, it always looked phony ... The stories weren't that good, the direction was just a poor rip-off and the acting was bad too ... To make things worse, this is a series that had to meet certain standards (let's call it kid-friendly), which just doesn't mix up with the action it tried to deliver ...


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