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6 September 2004 (USA) See more »
An aggressive runway chief and a cocky terminal manager compete with each other over running the famous Los Angeles International Airport and the various characters who work for them. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 12 of 34)

Heather Locklear ... Harley Random (11 episodes, 2004-2005)

Blair Underwood ... Roger De Souza (11 episodes, 2004-2005)

Paul Leyden ... Tony Magulia (11 episodes, 2004-2005)

Frank John Hughes ... Henry Engels (11 episodes, 2004-2005)

Wendy Hoopes ... Betty (11 episodes, 2004-2005)

David Paetkau ... Nick (11 episodes, 2004-2005)

Joel David Moore ... Eddie Carson (9 episodes, 2004-2005)

Sasha Barrese ... Caitlin Mansfield (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Chane't Johnson ... Tanika (7 episodes, 2004)

Octavia Spencer ... Flight Attendant (6 episodes, 2004-2005)

Dominic Rains ... Cyrus (5 episodes, 2004-2005)

Ethan Rains ... Joe (5 episodes, 2004-2005)

Series Directed by
Anthony Russo (3 episodes, 2004)
Joe Russo (3 episodes, 2004)
Adam Davidson (2 episodes, 2004)
Series Writing credits
Nick Thiel (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
Dan E. Fesman (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Harry Victor (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Russel Friend (3 episodes, 2004)
Garrett Lerner (3 episodes, 2004)
Jill E. Blotevogel (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Andrew Dettmann (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Alexander Woo (2 episodes, 2004-2005)

Series Produced by
Dan E. Fesman .... producer (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
Ed Milkovich .... producer (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
Heather Locklear .... producer (11 episodes, 2004-2005)
Mark Gordon .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
Anthony Russo .... co-executive producer (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
Joe Russo .... co-executive producer (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
Nick Thiel .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
Kayla Alpert .... supervising producer (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Andrew Dettmann .... supervising producer (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Russel Friend .... co-executive producer (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jeff Henry .... associate producer (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Garrett Lerner .... co-executive producer (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Harry Victor .... producer (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Paul Redford .... co-executive producer (6 episodes, 2004)
Series Original Music by
Mark Mothersbaugh (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Deane Ogden (4 episodes, 2004-2005)
Series Cinematography by
Uta Briesewitz (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
Series Film Editing by
Peter B. Ellis (4 episodes, 2004-2005)
Lauren A. Schaffer (3 episodes, 2004)
Louise Innes (2 episodes, 2004)
Series Casting by
April Webster (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
Series Production Design by
Derek R. Hill (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
Series Art Direction by
Robert Vukasovich (3 episodes, 2004)
Series Set Decoration by
Karen Bruck (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Series Costume Design by
Ane Crabtree (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
Series Makeup Department
Lisa Ashley .... key makeup artist (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
Kent Nelson .... key hair stylist (10 episodes, 2004-2005)

Kathleen Crawford .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Saeta .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Jake Aust .... post-production supervisor (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
Peter Burrell .... unit production manager (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hope Garrison .... second assistant director (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Cy Roscoe Strickland .... second second assistant director (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Eric Fox Hays .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2004)
Ross Novie .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2004)

Craig Amendola .... second assistant director: additional photography (unknown episodes)
Eugene Davis .... additional second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Terri Martin .... first assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Damon Green .... propmaker (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
Pete Washburn .... leadman (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
Dennis Winters .... on-set dresser (11 episodes, 2004-2005)
John Richardson .... construction coordinator (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
Robert Vukasovich .... assistant art director (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
Chris Clark .... set dresser (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Tom Shaw Jr. .... property master (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Kevin Shaw .... assistant property master (8 episodes, 2004-2005)
George Karnoff .... leadman (7 episodes, 2004)
Peter Flynn .... propmaker (5 episodes, 2004)
Dennis Ogle .... gang boss (4 episodes, 2004)
Sandy Adams .... set dresser (3 episodes, 2005)

Steven Curtis Husch .... set propmaster (unknown episodes, 2004)
Leslie Borchert .... art production assistant (unknown episodes)
Nicole Cramer .... buyer (unknown episodes)
Kristie Moore .... set painter (unknown episodes)
Ashley Rice .... art department coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Russell C. Fager .... sound mixer / production sound / ... (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
Von Varga .... boom operator (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
Harry Woolway .... sound effects editor (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
Roberta Doheny .... sound re-recording mixer / re-recording mixer (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
Robert Edmondson .... sound re-recording mixer / re-recording mixer (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
Richard Corwin .... supervising sound editor (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Bradley Clouse .... assistant sound editor (8 episodes, 2004)
Richard Thomas .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2004-2005)

Adam Blantz .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Richard Coleman .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
George Flores .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Lee Gilmore .... foley editor (unknown episodes)
Craig T. Rosevear .... foley editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Matthew Hall .... special effects coordinator (9 episodes, 2004-2005)

Jeffery D. Woodrel .... special effects foreman (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
John F. Gross .... visual effects supervisor (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
Matthias Scharfenberg .... visual effects producer (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
Steven Joseph Rogers .... lead digital artist (9 episodes, 2004-2005)

Aristomenis Tsirbas .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Joey Wray .... systems engineer (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Russell Towery .... stunt coordinator (10 episodes, 2004-2005)

Tanner Gill .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dick Hancock .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jim Henry .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Monty Jordan .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
John Ross .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Diane Towery .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Bryon Weiss .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Danny Horne .... second assistant camera (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
David Sammons .... camera operator: "b" camera / camera operator (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
Thomas Enright .... electric best boy: second unit (11 episodes, 2004-2005)
Christopher Crivier .... key rigging grip (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jenna Perkins .... chief lighting technician (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
Robert Baek .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Timothy Beavers .... camera operator: "a" camera / camera operator: "b" camera (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
David Darwin .... electrician / set lighting technician (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Joseph Dianda .... key grip (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Brouke Franklin .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Christopher Glasgow .... dolly grip / a camera: dolly grip (6 episodes, 2004)
Adam Cowan .... camera loader (5 episodes, 2004-2005)
Chris Lindsay .... dolly grip (5 episodes, 2004-2005)
Shane D. Kelly .... electrician (5 episodes, 2004)

Paul Birk .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Bryan Booth .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
Michael Dunson .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Jon Epstein .... electrician (unknown episodes)
John Garrett .... film loader (unknown episodes)
Gary Lowrance .... rigger / set lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Justin M. Lubin .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Gabriel Pfeiffer .... film loader (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Scott David .... casting associate / casting (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Tony Hobbs .... extras casting (9 episodes, 2004-2005)

Gina Garcia .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hossein Namdar .... tailor (11 episodes, 2004-2005)
Yvette Ammon .... key costumer (6 episodes, 2004-2005)
Andrea Federman .... costume supervisor (6 episodes, 2004)
Dana Kay Hart .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 2004-2005)

Jill Lucas .... key costumer (unknown episodes)
Marienne O'Brien .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Jee Ok .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Dan Judy .... colorist (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
David Waco .... post-production coordinator (8 episodes, 2004)
Jim Towne .... assistant editor / additional editor (6 episodes, 2004)
James Stellar Jr. .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2004-2005)

Jason Chu .... post-production assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Ernie Mannix .... music editor (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
Alicen Catron Schneider .... music supervisor (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
Silas Hite .... composer: additional music (9 episodes, 2004-2005)

Chris McGeary .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Duke Foster .... picture car coordinator (11 episodes, 2004-2005)
Tony Santoro .... transportation coordinator (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 2004)

Troy Flynn .... driver (unknown episodes)
Sandra Ninham .... crew driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Heath Howard .... assistant production coordinator (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
Duffy Taylor .... key assistant location manager (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
LouAnn Wu .... set production assistant / key set production assistant (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jennifer Cobb .... assistant accountant (11 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jacques Dupuy .... title designer: main titles (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jill E. Blotevogel .... story editor (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Chuck Conway .... production coordinator (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Conor Copeland .... assistant: Mark Gordon (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Amelia Elder .... assistant: Ed Milkovich (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Nancy Haecker .... location manager (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Adrienne Hamalian-Mangine .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Lindsey Liberatore .... assistant: Mark Gordon (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Angela Russo-Otstot .... assistant: Anthony Russo / assistant: Joe Russo / ... (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Margaret Scarpello .... production accountant (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
John Hlavin .... assistant: Nick Thiel (8 episodes, 2004-2005)

David Brotsky .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Ryan Burke .... accounting clerk (unknown episodes)
Devin Carbaugh .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Wayne Fielder .... construction medic (unknown episodes)
Heather Howard .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Kris Lahd .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Andrew Poppoon .... location assistant (unknown episodes)
Barbara Pullan .... first assistant production accountant (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

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60 min (including commercials)
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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
LAX lacked ER's writing and talent..., 27 November 2004
Author: Chris from Jacksonville, FL

Earlier, a pilot suggested LAX was flawed by a lack of technical accuracy. ER has been a runaway hit for a decade or more, and isn't a particularly accurate portrayal of emergency medicine. They do attempt a certain level of accuracy, but my friends who work in hospitals find it hilarious. I'm also a pilot, while my niece is a flight attendant. We don't speak the same language. Pilots and controllers use one set of terms, airlines another, and airport operations a third. "Niner", "Air Force One" and other terms were invented in response to incidents where pilots and controllers miscommunicated. An Emergency Room deals with hundreds of people per day from every walk of life. An airport deals with hundreds of thousands of people per day, from every nation in the world. LAX had a lot more potential than ER. That being said, it was generally wasted. Thanks to TiVo, I saw a few episodes - and a few of the plot lines I knew to have been actual incidents.

I think the focus on the main actors and not the plot lines was probably the undoing of the show. In reality, the techical life of a pilot is *supposed* to be boring. It only gets exciting when someone makes a mistake. Nearly all the interesting stories are not about the aircrews, but about the passengers. Long flights and free liquor lead to interesting stories. Alcohol is amplified by altitude, as are most medical conditions. Add confined space and being disconnected from the outside world and you get "Cheers", "ER", "Melrose Place", "Big Brother" and a bit of "Survivor" all in one. I think there is no better proof than the fact that "LAX" is in the trash bin, while the documentary series "Airport" is a hit (for cable, anyway). As for my comrade, the days of pilots being romantic heroes died in the seventies. Astronauts are boring to most people - our lives are TOO technical and detail oriented. They also want the feeling that nothing will happen, ever, when they board the aircraft. We haven't been interesting since Roger, Over, and Unger were in the cockpit. So let Frank Abignale get the glory, and the union the drama. I still get a little rush when the wheels leave the ground, and the sim keeps me humble enough to feel a small sense of satisfaction when they are all back on the ground again. As the prayer goes, let me demonstrate my superior judgment rather than my superior skills. Besides, even the interesting stories make us look bad. How many pilots does it take to screw in a light bulb?

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