Sleeper Cell (2005– )

TV Series  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 4,867 users  
Reviews: 46 user | 6 critic

An American undercover FBI agent is assigned to infiltrate a terrorist sleeper cell that is planning an attack in Los Angeles.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 26 Dec 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 16 Mar 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 04 Jul 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 19 Sep 2013
 
list image
a list of 36 titles
created 11 Apr 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Sleeper Cell" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sleeper Cell (2005– )

Sleeper Cell (2005– ) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sleeper Cell.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2006   2005  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Brotherhood (2006–2008)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Set in an Irish neighbourhood in Providence, the series reflects around two brothers on opposite sides of the law: one a gangster (Jason Isaacs) and the other a politician (Jason Clarke).

Stars: Jason Isaacs, Jason Clarke, Annabeth Gish
Common Law (2012)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Centers on cops Wes Mitchell and Travis Marks, who have a problem, each other. So their captain sends them to couples therapy.

Stars: Michael Ealy, Warren Kole, Sonya Walger
Justice (2003)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A comic strip writer in NYC, still grieving over the death of a friend in 9/11, gets his publisher to agree to a limited run of "Justice", a comic book about an ordinary person who is a hero.

Director: Evan Oppenheimer
Stars: Erik Palladino, Michael Jai White, Daphne Rubin-Vega
Time of Death (TV Series 2013)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Cameras will follow brave, terminally ill individuals as they live out their final days, supported by family, friends, healthcare teams and hospice workers, who gently help guide the process.

The Grid (TV Mini-Series 2004)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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

Stars: Dylan McDermott, Julianna Margulies, Bernard Hill
My Gimpy Life (TV Series 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The awkward adventures of a driven actress trying to navigate Hollywood in a wheelchair.

Stars: Teal Sherer, Brent Bradshaw, Felicia Day
Tainted Love (TV Series 2013)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A fast-paced and visceral story of true love against all odds focusing on two expectant parents; one a quick-witted hit-man/bag-man and the other a well-intended yet hopelessly inept thief.... See full summary »

Stars: Orlando Jones, Deanna Russo, Eric Roberts
Flashforward (2009–2010)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A special task force in the FBI investigates after every person on Earth simultaneously blackouts and awakens with a short vision of their future.

Stars: John Cho, Joseph Fiennes, Jack Davenport
D.N. Angel (TV Series 2003)
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Not-so-average teenager, Daisuke Niwa, has had an abnormal life. His mother and grandfather have trained him his whole life by setting up traps that can kill him if he doesn't figure them ... See full summary »

Stars: Takeshi Kusao, Akira Ishida, Greg Ayres
Sleeper Cell II (2014)
Short | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

London is in lock-down whilst the police search for a terrorist suspect who has escaped from a violent attack the previous evening. Meanwhile Katy, a fun-loving young woman, wakes up with a... See full summary »

Director: Tiarnan O'Sullivan
Stars: Shamir Dawood, Peter Hinton, Penelope Ann Shipley
The Grid (TV Series 2010)
News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The Grid, hosted by podcasting and public radio juggernaut, Jesse Thorn, is a weekly rundown of what's trending in Indie Culture. Each week, The Grid recommends the movies, music, games, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jesse Thorn, Jordan Morris, Marisa Pinson
Sleeper IV (2010)
Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

You wake up one morning and find out your FBI Most Wanted terrorist..

Director: Stefón L.C.
Stars: Saye Yabandeh, Warren O'Reilly, Doug Smith
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Darwyn Al-Sayeed / ... (18 episodes, 2005-2006)
...
 Farik / ... (18 episodes, 2005-2006)
...
 Ilija Korjenic (18 episodes, 2005-2006)
...
 Gayle Bishop (17 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jake Soldera ...
 Marcus Bishop / ... (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
...
 Christian Aumont (10 episodes, 2005)
...
 Thomas 'Tommy' Emerson (10 episodes, 2005)
...
 SAC Edgar Diaz (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
...
 Special Agent Alim Saleh / ... (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
Edit

Storyline

An American undercover FBI agent is assigned to infiltrate a terrorist sleeper cell that is planning an attack in Los Angeles.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The enemy is here. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sleeper Cell: American Terror  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Screenwipe: Screenwipe USA (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Groundbreaking show
26 January 2006 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Far more than anything I've watched on TV in a long time, this entire series made me uncomfortable and uneasy. It wasn't just the reality of it, though that was unsettling, especially for someone who lives in the LA area and knows a lot of those locations.

But it was the way I was relating to the characters, especially the members of the cell besides Farik. I would find myself agreeing with some of the things they said, or empathizing with them in some other way -- really, just seeing them as human. The show would start taking me down that path, and then utterly ruthlessly snap me back when those same characters did something to remind me of what they are and what they've become. Each time -- as much as I should have expected it -- it came as a shock.

This is a great series, but overall, watching it was a pretty unsettling experience. It forced me to ask a lot of questions I simply don't have the answers for. And I don't think anyone else does, either. The best comparisons to other material would be to the films Traffic and Syriana, but because of the length (10 hours as compared to 2.5) and the focus on just a few characters, the emotional investment in this story was a lot greater.

In terms of what to expect, this is not an easy to digest, fast-paced show -- I think the analogies to 24 are off-base in that respect. Yeah, it has to do with terrorism -- so do Victory at Entebbe and Executive Decision -- but really, it doesn't have much in common with movies and TV shows in that genre. The spiritual roots of this series are in material like Wiseguy (to which there's a nice tip of the hat in episode 5), or Donnie Brasco, about the experience of an undercover agent. If you are expecting lots of things going boom -- well, this might not be what you're looking for.

The performances are top-notch, especially Michael Ealy and Oded Fehr. The entire series has a sense of realism throughout that keeps the tension strong throughout. Just excellent work all around, and Showtime deserves serious kudos for upping the quality of its original offerings with a series like this.


35 of 41 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why this Series didn't make it. devlitt3
I really wanna watch this NaveedKhalifa
Better than Homeland jbmorgan-1
Anyone know the name of the song in episode.. Howell015
Problems with the DVD? Druxy
Does this series have a conclusion or did it end abruptly? dsectric
Discuss Sleeper Cell (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page