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

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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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Not just a secret agent. She's a concealed weapon. See more »


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30 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Jennifer Garner auditioned five times for the part of Sydney Bristow. See more »

Goofs

During the title sequence of Season 1, a moving automobile explodes. The hood flies off just as the tail of the car is sent upward, revealing an empty engine compartment. See more »

Quotes

Rachel Gibson: Your father is kind of scary.
Sydney: Tell me about it.
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The opening credits feature J.J. Abrams' trademark lens flares. See more »

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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #4.12 (2005) 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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It gets worse and worse...
3 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

I am shocked that this show is still on the air! The writing is terrible. Always ripped-off, never anything new. The acting is mediocre, no great performances. The actors don't have much to work with but I'd think they could do better. The action scenes are poorly put together like a 70's kung-fu flick, no realistic sequencing and too much motion altering! After a few episodes I got sick of the outfits for Garner. In scenes were she needed to stay hidden, she wore neon colors and reflective studded clothes! It's less believable than James Bond folks. At least Bond was funny at times, Alias is a stinker!


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