Alias (2001–2006)

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Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college and trained for espionage and self-defense.

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 20 wins & 101 nominations. See more awards »
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 Sydney Bristow / ... (105 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Arvin Sloane (105 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Marcus Dixon (105 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Marshall Flinkman (105 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Jack Bristow (105 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Michael Vaughn (96 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Eric Weiss (68 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Julian Sark (56 episodes, 2002-2006)
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 Francie Calfo / ... (48 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Will Tippin (47 episodes, 2001-2006)
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Sydney Bristow is a young, athletic, college graduate who was recruited her freshman year as a secret agent for SD-6, a top-secret branch of the CIA. After a few years -- after Sydney confides her lifestyle to her boyfriend, the evil head of SD-6 -- Arvin Sloan, has him killed. Sydney learns that SD-6 is part of a rogue international agency called the Alliance of 12, out to rule the world. She becomes a double agent, working with the real CIA to bring down SD-6 with the assistance of her handler, Michael Vaughn, and her estranged father Jack Bristow -- also a double agent. Along the way, Sydney fights various rival agents, rival terrorist groups, and traitors all the while keeping her cloak-and-dagger lifestyle a secret from her friends. (Season 1) Written by Matt Patay

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Like mother. Like daughter. Like hell. See more »


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30 September 2001 (USA)  »

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A Vingadora  »

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(105 episodes)

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Trivia

After episode #2.13 (Phase One) the show's prominent use of cliffhangers at every episode's end was abandoned for a more traditional (one episode, one story) way of storytelling. This was apparently done due to demands from ABC TV execs who were under the impression that new viewers wouldn't "get" the show and feared the drop of ratings. See more »

Goofs

In Season 3, Sloane's office supposed to be in Zürich, Switzerland. The exterior shot right after the "Zürich" insert is a famous building in Budapest, Hungary, on the Astoria Square. The shot is borrowed from another film, Spy Game, where Budapest played Berlin. (In Season 5, when the plot moves to Hungary, another shot was used, which is correctly in Hungary - Bem rakpart, the coast of Danube in Budapest). See more »

Quotes

[Jack is doing Nadia's psych evaluation and giving her hypothetical situations]
Agent Jack Bristow: While tapping the phone line of a target in New Delhi, you're spotted by the enemy. Your partner tells you to continue with the mission objective while he neutralizes the target. Do you obey him, or fight back?
Nadia Santos: Is the phone system PBX matrix?
Agent Jack Bristow: Just answer the question, please.
Nadia Santos: Why is my partner a man?
Agent Jack Bristow: The sex of your partner is irrelevant.
Nadia Santos: Oh. No, I would not obey. I'd help her fight him off, then she and I could ...
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Crazy Credits

The fourth season opening credits are presented over rapidly intercut shots of all of Sydney Bristow's aliases prior to the fourth season. See more »

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Spoofed in Robot Chicken: Easter Basket (2006) See more »

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Alias Theme
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Written by J.J. Abrams
Performed by Michael Giacchino
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Alias Rules
12 June 2008 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

Alias has to be one of the best shows aired on television. Its fun, its sharp, its intense, and you just gotta love it. Though the story line did get side tracked and was most of the time too confusing for new viewers to catch on, Alias was a weekly ritual for fans. Jennifer Garner was gorgeous and the genius JJ Abrams himself never ceased to wow fans with action and thrills. One of the best things about the show I believe was the way Sydney (Jennifer Garner) was forced to balance her life of being an agent and keeping her cover. How she handles love, betrayal, and lies makes the show an absolute joy to watch. My advise to those people who have heard of this show but are looking for opinions......rent the first season and you'll be hooked to watched to watch the following 4. Happy watching!


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