The Grid (2004)

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A team of American and British counter-terrorists are tasked with stopping a terrorist cell who's operating on a global level.

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 FBI Agent Max Canary (2 episodes, 2004)
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 NSA Agent Maren Jackson (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Agent Derek Jennings (2 episodes, 2004)
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 MI6 Agent Emily Tuthill (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Hudson 'Hud' Benoit (2 episodes, 2004)
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 CIA Agent Raza Michaels (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Raghib Mutar (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Stana Moore (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Kaz Moore (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Akil Samoudi (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Jay Aldrich (2 episodes, 2004)
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 CIA Deputy Director Acton Sandman (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Kahil (2 episodes, 2004)
Carol Anderson ...
 NSC Staffer (2 episodes, 2004)
Sarkis Bekmezian ...
 Samud Amallah (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Sarah Camfield (2 episodes, 2004)
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Fuman Dar ...
 Masir (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Nazira (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Gregor (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Catherine Cross (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Davi (2 episodes, 2004)
Nina Thilas Mohs ...
 Ilsa Kasselov (2 episodes, 2004)
Mikael Morris ...
 American Newscaster (2 episodes, 2004)
Lawrence King-Phillips ...
 Ulek (2 episodes, 2004)
Robert Purdy ...
 MI6 Staffer (2 episodes, 2004)
Parvez Qadir ...
 Hamid Samoudi (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Raffi Mustafa (2 episodes, 2004)
Sevag Sagherain ...
 Foukara (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Omar Massif (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Julaidin (2 episodes, 2004)
Jeremy Thompson ...
 British Newscaster (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Coila (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Reem Mutar (2 episodes, 2004)
Adil Yamlahi ...
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 Agung (2 episodes, 2004)
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The story opens with a deadly sarin attack in London. NSC counter-terrorism director Maren Jackson (Margulies) enlists FBI agent Max Canary (McDermott) and CIA Middle Eastern analyst Raza Michaels (Marek) to aid in the investigation. Acton Sandman (Skerritt), CIA deputy director of counter-terrorism, oversees the clandestine operation on foreign soil. Also on the task force is Emily Tuthill (Redgrave), director of operations for Britain's MI6; and Derek Jennings (Hill), MI5 senior director of counter-terrorism. Written by Anonymous

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The aerial shot of the CIA headquarters is stock footage from The Bourne Identity (2002). The establishing shot of the CIA headquarters entrance gate is from Spy Game (2001), and is in fact a location in England, not the real CIA headquarters. See more »

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Emily Tuthill: [holding a gun to Muhammad's head] Are you ready to die? You better be, and when you meet Allah you tell him your rage destroyed you. You tell him it destroyed me too.
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A nominal overview of 21 century international terrorism
12 February 2005 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"The Grid" (we never really know to what the title refers) is a 6x45 min miniseries action/drama about international terrorism. The bad guys are a rogue terror cell operating out of Yemen, deploying operatives to the UK and the US where they are to attack with sarin nerve gas. The good guys are a joint task force of Brits and US Federal agents who are out to stop the bad guys. The film leapfrogs incessantly from Yemen to London to Washington to Saudi Arabia to Chicago, etc. globe trotting in a surprisingly well orchestrated conglomeration of good vs evil Muslims, interagency wrangling, boyish suicide bombers, covert ops, murder, love, and much more given this US/UK co-op's budgetary constraints. On the upside, "The Grid" gets busy and stays busy sufficient to engross and make some of the obvious histrionics easily overlooked as it provides an acceptable overview of the amorphous nature of terrorist cells and the international agency cooperation required to effectively cope with this 21 century threat. On the downside the film is difficult to follow at times, somewhat disjointed in an effort to be all things to all people, pushes the believability envelope occasionally, and is generally too pat to be real. Overall, "The Grid" is an acceptable miniseries worth a look for those who can commit to a 4.5 hour small screen watch. Those who enjoy this miniseries should also check out "Traffic (2004)". (B-)


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