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"Thief" (2006) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 2006-

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Thief: Season 1: Episode 6 -- Nick gets a call from Tammi's real father who tells him that he no longer wants her to come be with him. Nick must give Tammi the bad news.
Thief: Season 1: Episode 5 -- The heist. The guys try the risky venture of getting through security, onto the plane, and stealing the money in the air.
Thief: Season 1: Episode 4 -- Nick deposits his step-daughter Tammi for "safe-keeping" during the heist. The crew continues to hone their plans using information one of the crew members gets from a woman he is sleeping with.
Thief: Season 1: Episode 3 -- The clock ticks as the crew prepares for the heist, stealing "uncirculating money" from a plane in mid-air.
Thief: Season 1: Episode 2 -- Nick and the crew plan the next heist with their fence. The Chinese mafia soon sends their capo after the crew. The guys decide to continue with their heist with the counsel of Nick’s attorney.


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 (Series Cast Summary - 18 of 34)

Andre Braugher ... Nick Atwater (6 episodes, 2006)

Mae Whitman ... Tammi Deveraux (6 episodes, 2006)

Yancey Arias ... Gabriel "Gabo" Williams (6 episodes, 2006)

Clifton Collins Jr. ... Jack "Bump" Hill (6 episodes, 2006)

Malik Yoba ... Elmo "Mo" Jones (6 episodes, 2006)

Will Yun Lee ... Vincent Chan (6 episodes, 2006)
Mike Coe ... Party Guy with Girl / ... (6 episodes, 2006)

Michael Rooker ... Det. John Hayes (5 episodes, 2006)
Ashley-Anne Parker ... Airport Patron / ... (5 episodes, 2006)

Albert Hall ... Riley (4 episodes, 2006)
Michael Mitchell ... Keith (4 episodes, 2006)

Fiona Dourif ... Alice (4 episodes, 2006)

Andrea Powell ... Kim Hayes (4 episodes, 2006)

Randall Duk Kim ... Uncle Lau (3 episodes, 2006)

Parry Shen ... Billy 'Shrimp Boy' Kwan (3 episodes, 2006)

Jennifer Anise ... Churchgoer / ... (3 episodes, 2006)
Bernard Hocke ... Martin Armitage (3 episodes, 2006)

Derek Wayne Johnson ... Bar Patron (3 episodes, 2006)
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Series Directed by
John David Coles (3 episodes, 2006)
Dean White (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Writing credits
Norman Morrill (6 episodes, 2006)
David Manson (2 episodes, 2006)

Series Produced by
David Manson .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2006)
Iain Paterson .... producer (6 episodes, 2006)
Norman Morrill .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2006)
Gavin Polone .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2006)
John David Coles .... producer / co-producer (4 episodes, 2006)
Rafael Álvarez .... co-producer (4 episodes, 2006)
Iddo Lampton Enochs Jr. .... co-producer (3 episodes, 2006)
Paul Trejo .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2006)
Series Original Music by
Richard Marvin (6 episodes, 2006)
John Van Tongeren (6 episodes, 2006)
Series Cinematography by
Uta Briesewitz (5 episodes, 2006)
Series Film Editing by
Paul Trejo (3 episodes, 2006)
Conrad M. Gonzalez (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Casting by
Karen Meisels (4 episodes, 2006)
John Brace (3 episodes, 2006)
Linda Lowy (3 episodes, 2006)

Mark Fincannon (unknown episodes)
Amy Staub (unknown episodes)
Tommy Staub (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Carey Meyer (3 episodes, 2006)
Series Art Direction by
Kelly Curley (5 episodes, 2006)

Brandee Dell'Aringa (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Sally Nicholaou Hamilton (4 episodes, 2006)
Series Costume Design by
Ruth E. Carter (5 episodes, 2006)
Series Makeup Department
Aimee Stuit .... key makeup artist (5 episodes, 2006)
Matiki Anoff .... key makeup artist (3 episodes, 2006)
Donita Miller .... key hair stylist (3 episodes, 2006)

Ulla Gaudin .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Wes Irwin .... post-production manager (6 episodes, 2006)
Rod Paul .... production executive (6 episodes, 2006)
Mary Eagle-Wright .... post-production supervisor (3 episodes, 2006)
Iddo Lampton Enochs Jr. .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 2006)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott August .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 2006)
Sherman Shelton Jr. .... second second assistant director (5 episodes, 2006)
Alan Breton .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2006)

Shanalyna C. Palmer .... additional second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
S. Christian Anderson .... props (7 episodes, 2006)
Craig Serody .... leadman (7 episodes, 2006)
Cecile Aymami .... scenic foreman (6 episodes, 2006)
Alixandra Petrovich .... on-set dresser (6 episodes, 2006)
Buddy Ray Reynolds .... assistant property master (6 episodes, 2006)
Chere Theriot .... art department coordinator (5 episodes, 2006)
Tom Cole .... buyer (3 episodes, 2006)
Jerry G. Henery .... construction coordinator (3 episodes, 2006)
Jonathan R. Hodges .... property master (3 episodes, 2006)
Dave Kelsey .... set designer (3 episodes, 2006)
Michael A. Heath .... prop paperwork (2 episodes, 2006)

Christina Gulotta .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
Vince Le Blanc .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Jesse Dodd .... foley mixer (7 episodes, 2006)
Zeke Richardson .... sound editor (7 episodes, 2006)
James Bailey .... foley artist (6 episodes, 2006)
Ashley Harvey .... dialogue editor (6 episodes, 2006)
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2006)
Mark D. Fleming .... sound re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 2006)
Eileen Horta .... supervising sound editor (4 episodes, 2006)
Dennis Kirk .... sound re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 2006)
Damien Smith .... foley artist (4 episodes, 2006)
Dean St. John .... adr mixer (4 episodes, 2006)
Mack Melson .... production sound mixer (3 episodes, 2006)
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York (2 episodes, 2006)

Julie Altus .... adr recordist (unknown episodes)
Carrie Lisonbee .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Jack Lynch .... special effects coordinator (6 episodes, 2006)
Bob Trevino .... special effects foreman (6 episodes, 2006)
Jeffery D. Woodrel .... special effects technician (6 episodes, 2006)
Series Visual Effects by
Greg Russell .... visual effects (3 episodes, 2006)

Mark Spatny .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
John Ashker .... stunt coordinator (6 episodes, 2006)
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (3 episodes, 2006)
Trace Cheramie .... stunt driver (2 episodes, 2006)

Jeff Galpin .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
Phi-Long Nguyen .... stunts (unknown episodes)
John Stoneham Jr. .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ferdinand Duplantier Jr. .... best boy rigging electric / rigging electric (6 episodes, 2006)
Brouke Franklin .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (6 episodes, 2006)
Danny Horne .... second assistant camera (6 episodes, 2006)
Steve Zeiger .... grip (6 episodes, 2006)
Bob Bates .... best boy electric (5 episodes, 2006)
Ilya Beynenson .... assistant camera (5 episodes, 2006)
Amanda Bruce Parker .... camera production assistant (5 episodes, 2006)
Brandon Dauzat .... camera loader (5 episodes, 2006)
Greg Harris .... electrician (5 episodes, 2006)
Robert Morrison .... grip (5 episodes, 2006)
David Sammons .... camera operator (5 episodes, 2006)
Steve Urban .... dolly grip (5 episodes, 2006)
Steven Huerstel .... grip (4 episodes, 2006)
Larry Cottrill .... electrician (3 episodes, 2006)
Jenna Perkins .... chief lighting technician (3 episodes, 2006)
Chris Ekstrom .... key grip (2 episodes, 2006)

Matthew Gaumer .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Vic Keatley .... rigging gaffer (unknown episodes)
Louis Normandin .... grip (unknown episodes)
Mike 'Chewie' Pappas .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Declan Ryan .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Daniel Tkaczyk .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Tedd Underwood .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Ezra Venetos .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Jason Landry .... extras casting (6 episodes, 2006)
Jonathan Piccirillo .... casting assistant (5 episodes, 2006)
Will Stewart .... casting associate (5 episodes, 2006)
Brinkley A. Maginnis .... background casting assistant (4 episodes, 2006)
Craig Fincannon .... casting: Louisiana (3 episodes, 2006)
Lisa Mae Fincannon .... casting: Louisiana (3 episodes, 2006)
Mark Fincannon .... casting: Louisiana (3 episodes, 2006)

Petunia L. Hydro .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Wendy Talazac .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rachel A. Walker .... key set costumer (6 episodes, 2006)
Claire Hedlund .... set costumer (5 episodes, 2006)
Series Editorial Department
George Delaney .... final colorist (7 episodes, 2006)
Lisa Willinger .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2006)

Rico Green .... post-production (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Scott Schirle .... music editor (6 episodes, 2006)
Rodney Alejandro .... composer: title theme (4 episodes, 2006)
Vicki Hiatt .... music supervisor (4 episodes, 2006)
Gretchen O'Neal .... music clearance (4 episodes, 2006)
Philip Tallman .... music editor: temp (4 episodes, 2006)
Series Transportation Department
Donald Dibartolo .... driver / driver: honeywagon (7 episodes, 2006)
Anthony Forester .... picture car coordinator (6 episodes, 2006)
Poland Perkins .... transportation coordinator (4 episodes, 2006)

Dale Combs .... driver: honeywagon (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Tim J. Smith .... stand in- andre braugher (7 episodes, 2006)
Jamie Baremore .... utility stand-in (6 episodes, 2006)
Scott Cohn .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2006)
Robert M. Donaldson .... location assistant (6 episodes, 2006)
Stephen Finders .... assistant location manager (6 episodes, 2006)
Charlie French .... locations (6 episodes, 2006)
Aaron Graff .... assistant to executive producer (6 episodes, 2006)
Tiffani L. Stephenson .... script coordinator (6 episodes, 2006)
Derrick Bentley Wells .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2006)
Debra Woods Kaufmann .... travel coordinator (5 episodes, 2006)
Michael Carlin .... technical consultant (3 episodes, 2006)
Gary Huckabay .... location manager (3 episodes, 2006)
Samuel W. Sullivan .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2006)
Steven Miramontz .... photo double: Parry Shen / stand-in: Parry Shen (2 episodes, 2006)

Lisa Barrett McGuire .... assistant: Vivian Cannon (unknown episodes)
Erin Borel .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jennifer L. Brooks .... accounting clerk (unknown episodes)
Martha Bryan .... location assistant (unknown episodes)
Ariane Chatman .... payroll accountant (unknown episodes)
Justin Cooley .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Ryan H. Cunningham .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Teodore Dell'Amico .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Gamble .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Marcus J.N.A. Gill .... personal assistant: main cast (unknown episodes)
Hieu Ho .... assistant: Mr. Gavin Polone (unknown episodes)
Mickey Lambert .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Kyle Register .... double: Will Yun Lee / stand-in: male utility (unknown episodes)
James Smith .... assistant: Mr. Gavin Polone (unknown episodes)
Lauren Wade .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Chad Wheeler .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
John M. White .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Flawed and not as satisfying a structure as I would have liked but Braugher holds it together and keeps it engaging, 4 August 2008
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Nick Atwater and his gang of professional thieves have just completed another successful robbery for agent Roselyn Moore, however a rare moment of greed saw them take money they found as well as their target. Unfortunately for them this money is the property of the Chinese mob and, although Roselyn gives the money back as soon as she learns of this – the Chinese still intend to have them all killed to send a message. Meanwhile Nick has two very immediate problems – one of the gang has started messing up due to heavy drug use and his step-daughter is in trouble with the police herself. Neither problem in itself is insurmountable but with the Chinese, a crooked cop and a personal tragedy, things suddenly get infinitely more difficult.

As a Homicide: Life on the Street fan, I was looking forward to seeing Thief when it came to the UK but managed to not notice its arrival on Sky until it was too late. Having spent ages waiting for a DVD release that never came I managed to get in touch with someone in the US who recorded it off TV for me (thank you!). This hadn't hyped it up for me but I was hoping that it would be good. The plot is solid from the start and I was engaged, thinking that this was going to be a fast paced six episodes. On the contrary though, the mini-series moved surprisingly slow and I'm not totally convinced that it had the depth to enable it to do so. I hate to always bring it into my reviews, but The Wire springs to mind – a slow pace but every hour is rammed with material and "action".

Thief cannot compete on this level but it does still work for what it is. The crime plot is good but it doesn't all fit together as well as I think was the intension; the main heist is engaging enough but the Chinese mob and crooked cop bits don't really fit. It also ends rather abruptly as well – so I'm not sure if originally the writers were hoping for more episodes to try and run everything equally and dove-tail more effectively. What does work as part of the heist plot is the family material with Nick and his stepdaughter Tammi. I am used to seeing this sort of material be an afterthought – perhaps even a cynical attempt to wider the viewer demographic but neither of these appears to have been the case with Thief. Although not perfect in itself, this material does strengthen the story and make it more engaging than a straight heist series. However none of these things would have worked as well if it had not been for the single biggest asset in the series – Braugher.

Of course I can be accused of bias since he was the reason I came to the show, but he did not disappoint. He lifts the material with a performance that is brooding at times, broken at others and, most importantly, he makes Nick convincing and real and goes beyond just being the character that each specific scene requires. I'm not describing it very well but at no point did he seem to be flicking a switch to act different things – it all seemed to just be the same person in different moments. He dominates the cast for this reason but the others do still do their bits well. Whitman is not perfect here but she benefits from working with Braugher – her character is annoying at times but her performance is good (and a nice surprise for this Arrested Development fan). Arias, Collins, Yoba and Yun Lee, Kim, Hamilton and Hall are all solid in support but Rooker is a disappointment. His character seemed incidental but was somehow pushed forward as a main one – his bits distract more than they add and his performance doesn't produce anything to improve this situation.

Thief may not have been as good as I would have liked but it is still a solid, if slow mini-series. Attempts to vary what it is about are worthy even if some parts of it feel out of place or laboured but ultimately it still engages thanks to the usual high-quality work from Andre Braugher in the lead role.

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