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The Dresden Files: Season 1: Episode 12 -- Minutes after leaving a store, a former gang member is found dead under mysterious circumstances. Meanwhile, Murphy's father comes to Chicago, and he has a bone to pick with her – named Harry Dresden.
The Dresden Files: Season 1: Episode 10 -- Harry's latest lover sneaks out of his place with Bob's skull and delivers it to Dresden's uncle Justin Morningway – who died by Dresden's own hand five years ago.
The Dresden Files: Season 1: Episode 11 -- Ancient Mai and Morgan seek refuge at Dresden's place after they are ambushed by one of Mai's enemies.  But once they are safely inside, they discover that they're now all trapped by a powerful spell, and the walls are closing in.
The Dresden Files: Season 1: Episode 9 -- After a local private investigator is murdered using supernatural means, Harry teams up with the dead man's assistant to uncover the truth.
The Dresden Files: Season 1: Episode 8 -- When a local gangster and his girlfriend are found dead, the police assume that the gangster was the prime target, but Harry is convinced that the girlfriend is the key.

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Release Date:
21 January 2007 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
If you need help, call the cops. If you need a miracle, call Harry Dresden.
Plot:
A Chicago-based wizard works as a private investigator.
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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 28)

Paul Blackthorne ... Harry Dresden (13 episodes, 2007-2008)

Valerie Cruz ... Lt. Connie Murphy (13 episodes, 2007-2008)

Terrence Mann ... Bob / ... (13 episodes, 2007-2008)

Raoul Bhaneja ... Detective Sid Kirmani / ... (11 episodes, 2007-2008)

Conrad Coates ... Morgan (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
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Series Directed by
David Carson (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Michael Grossman (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Writing credits
Hans Beimler (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Robert Hewitt Wolfe (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jim Butcher (12 episodes, 2007)
Peter Egan (5 episodes, 2007)
George Mastras (2 episodes, 2007)

Series Produced by
Nicolas Cage .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Norman Golightly .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Robert Hewitt Wolfe .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Morgan Gendel .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jonathan Hackett .... producer (12 episodes, 2007)
David Simkins .... executive producer / consulting producer (12 episodes, 2007)
Jack Bernstein .... consulting producer (11 episodes, 2007)
Curtis Kheel .... supervising producer (11 episodes, 2007)
Barry M. Schkolnick .... consulting producer (11 episodes, 2007)
Laurence Walsh .... co-producer (11 episodes, 2007)
Hans Beimler .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Original Music by
Robert J. Kral (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Cinematography by
Alwyn Kumst (11 episodes, 2007)
Victor Goss (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jean Coulombe (5 episodes, 2007)
Mike Lee (5 episodes, 2007)
David B. Thompson (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Casting by
Susan Bluestein (unknown episodes)
Lisa Parasyn (unknown episodes)
Camille St. Cyr (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Franco De Cotiis (11 episodes, 2007)
Lindsey Hermer-Bell (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Carol Lavoie (9 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Costume Design by
Joanne Hansen (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Makeup Department
Amber Chase .... assistant makeup artist (11 episodes, 2007)
Maribeth Knezev .... key makeup artist (8 episodes, 2007)
Kelly Shanks .... assistant hair stylist (8 episodes, 2007)
Lydia Pensa .... key hair stylist / head of hair department (7 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Production Management
Steve D'Onofrio .... post-production supervisor / post production supervisor (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Wanda Chaffey .... production manager (7 episodes, 2007)
Lena Cordina .... production manager (5 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Stead .... second unit director (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jennifer Haufler .... assistant director (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
David Forsyth .... second assistant director / first assistant director: second unit (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jill Compton .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2007)
Steve Webb .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2007)

Greg Edmunds .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Robert Shipman .... props (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Hamish Buchanan .... assistant art director (12 episodes, 2007)
J. Ryan Halpenny .... assistant art director (11 episodes, 2007)
David A. Baran .... trainee assistant art director (10 episodes, 2007)
Joseph Bower .... head scenic (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
Rossana DeCampo .... key scenic artist (8 episodes, 2007)
Peter Fletcher .... property master (8 episodes, 2007)
Mark Thomson .... construction coordinator (8 episodes, 2007)
Arlene Lott .... first assistant art director (7 episodes, 2007)
Tamara Andrews .... signwriter/scenic (3 episodes, 2007-2008)

Greg Chown .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Stephen Levitt .... property master (unknown episodes)
Fred Mendelson .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jeremy Simser .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Eric Apps .... mixer / sound re-recording mixer (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Thomas Hidderley .... sound mixer (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Gregory Martin Clayton .... boom operator (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Rudy Michael .... foley mixer / adr mixer (11 episodes, 2007)
Tim O'Connell .... foley artist (11 episodes, 2007)
Daryl Purdy .... boom operator (11 episodes, 2007)
Tom Bjelic .... sound effects editor (9 episodes, 2007)
John Douglas Smith .... dialogue editor / supervising sound editor (9 episodes, 2007)
Christian T. Cooke .... mixer / sound re-recording mixer (8 episodes, 2007)
Mark Gingras .... sound effects editor (7 episodes, 2007)
Paul Deakin .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 2007)
Dale Lennon .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2007)
Michael J. White .... commentary mixer (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Special Effects by
Drew Longland .... special effects foreman (12 episodes, 2007)
Laird McMurray .... special effects coordinator (8 episodes, 2007)
Stephen Wallace .... key special effects / special effects coordinator (8 episodes, 2007)

Tim Barraball .... special effects coordinator: physical effects (unknown episodes)
Tomas Hartl .... key special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Darren Cranford .... visual effects supervisor: Production and Keyframe Digital Prod. (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jaideep Mohan .... digital compositor: Keyframe Digital Productions (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Richard Chiu .... visual effects (11 episodes, 2007)
Zac Campbell .... digital compositor: Keyframe Digital Prod (10 episodes, 2007)
Darren Locke .... visual effects: Keyframe Digital Productions (9 episodes, 2007)
Clint Green .... on-set supervisor (6 episodes, 2007)
Jonathan Butchard .... visual effects coordinator (2 episodes, 2007)
Carole Cowley .... bidding producer (2 episodes, 2007)
Anne Kim .... lead compositor: Frantic Films (2 episodes, 2007)
Jiwoon Kim .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2007)
Cynthia Maurer .... visual effects (2 episodes, 2007)

Nick Damico .... visual effects supervisor: Frantic Films Hollywood (unknown episodes)
Stevie Ramone .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Dave Salter .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Robin Trickett .... visual effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
John Stead .... stunt coordinator / stunts (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Stewart Easun .... stunt safety / stunt rigger / ... (8 episodes, 2007)
Len Wagner .... stunt double: Dresden / stunt: Dresden (8 episodes, 2007)
Christopher Cordell .... stunt double: Bushnell / stunt double: Chris Owens / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
Dana Jones .... stunt: Murphy / stunt double: Murphy / ... (5 episodes, 2007)
Geoff Scovell .... stunt rigger / stunt safety (4 episodes, 2007-2008)
Dan Belley .... stunt rigger (4 episodes, 2007)
Max White .... stunt rigger (4 episodes, 2007)
Kara Wooten .... stunt performer / stunt rigger / ... (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Alicia Turner .... stunt werewolf / stunt: Amber / ... (3 episodes, 2007)
Steve Wilsher .... stunt rigger / stunt safety (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Brian Frank .... stunt: Joe / stunt: Morningway (2 episodes, 2007)
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunt driver / stunt performer (2 episodes, 2007)

Edward A. Queffelec .... air ram coordinator (unknown episodes)
Cheryl Quiacos .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Geoff Williams .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
David Fisher .... gaffer (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Colin Hoult .... director of photography: second unit / camera operator: "a" camera (12 episodes, 2007)
Marek Krawczyk .... electrician (12 episodes, 2007)
Steve Wilkie .... still photographer (11 episodes, 2007)
Brian Gedge .... steadicam operator / camera operator: "b" camera / ... (8 episodes, 2007)
Michael O'Connor .... key grip (7 episodes, 2007)
David Wilkins .... camera trainee (3 episodes, 2007)

Brian Cassar .... camera trainee: pilot (unknown episodes)
Sean Dawes .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Benjamin Smith .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Lisa Parasyn .... casting: Canada (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Susan Bluestein .... original casting / casting: US (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Camille St. Cyr .... original casting / casting: US (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Debbie Kwan .... casting assistant: Canada (12 episodes, 2007)
Jon Comerford .... casting: Canada (11 episodes, 2007)
Ross Meyerson .... casting: US (11 episodes, 2007)
Julie Tucker .... casting: US (11 episodes, 2007)
Kay Rogers .... extras casting (7 episodes, 2007)

Kendra Shay Clark .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Jason Kennedy .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nadia 'Sunny' Sorge .... background costume supervisor (12 episodes, 2007)
Karen Renaut .... wardrobe set supervisor / wardrobe supervisor (5 episodes, 2007)
Karen L. Matthews .... wardrobe set supervisor (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bill Oliver .... assistant editor / first assistant editor (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Lorraine Grant .... colorist (8 episodes, 2007)
Paul Deakin .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 2007)

Ian Harbilas .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Zoran Borisavljevic .... composer: additional music (12 episodes, 2007)
Christine H. Luethje .... music editor (12 episodes, 2007)
Russell Scott Ziecker .... music supervisor (11 episodes, 2007)

Dennis McCarthy .... conductor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Steven Sacrob .... driver (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ron Hilts .... unit driver (8 episodes, 2007)
Orest W. Muz .... transportation coordinator (8 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Other crew
Stefani N. Deoul .... production executive (12 episodes, 2007)
Steve Sheridan .... second assistant accountant (12 episodes, 2007)
Lisa Ghione .... publicist / unit publicist (11 episodes, 2007)
Angela Mastronardi .... script supervisor (11 episodes, 2007)
Tina Vacalopoulos .... assistant production coordinator (11 episodes, 2007)
Daniela Zomparelli .... production accountant (11 episodes, 2007)
Natalie Antoci .... assistant to writers (10 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jason Krauskopf .... production secretary (10 episodes, 2007)
Rae Ellen Bodie .... dialogue coach (8 episodes, 2007)
Elizabeth Jacobs .... script coordinator (8 episodes, 2007)
Susan R. Jones .... production coordinator (8 episodes, 2007)
Gina Boulougouris .... assistant accountant (7 episodes, 2007)
Peter Egan .... executive story editor / story editor (7 episodes, 2007)
Aine Furey .... location manager (6 episodes, 2007)
Karen Perez .... location manager (4 episodes, 2007)

Dahla MacKenna .... educational supervisor (unknown episodes, 2007)
Catherine Crawford .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Kelly Gilbert .... second assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
R. Emerson John .... script supervisor: second unit (unknown episodes)
Alyssa Kling .... set tutor (unknown episodes)
Lisa Perone .... assistant coordinator (unknown episodes)
Mark Stevenson .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Derek Ursacki .... daily second assistant accoutant (unknown episodes)
 

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Trivia:
According to author Jim Butcher, he provided each main member of the cast with several of the books in the series. However, Valerie Cruz was the only member of the central cast who had read any of the books prior to filming.See more »
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Featured in The Eye (2008)See more »

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115 out of 210 people found the following review useful.
The Dresden that really wasn't, 24 January 2007
Author: a-g-2 (a-g@visi.net) from York, VA

First and foremost, yes, I'm very much a fan of the books, so this led me to a bit of concern when I heard it was being made into a TV series. Not that there isn't an absolute wealth of information crammed into Jim Butcher's amazing novels with which could make several glorious movies or TV shows, but all too often (as is the case with this series I'm afraid) the series is developed by business people... not fans of the material. The result is a less than half-hearted attempt at realizing Butcher's amazing series.

Now trust me, I was not gunning for this series to fail.. quite to the contrary I wanted to see it succeed in hopes that it might inspire others to check out JB's novels.

Harry Dresden is the kind of character you'd buy a beer for in a bar. He's just an interesting cat with a great sense of humor and sarcastic edge that would keep fascinating conversation going well until last call. The Dresden of the TV series you'd pass by and not even give a second thought to. He's as flat as the script paper he's created on.

You see far more development of the character as a kid than you ever did as an adult. And it's not the actor's fault (even though I do think Nathan Fillion of "Firefly" would've been a better fit for those who are familiar with the Harry from the books), but Paul Blackthorne is doing what he can with what he has. The written script however is where I find fault for not dipping into Butcher's bag of tricks enough to bring the wonderful universe of The Dresden Files to life.

What they got right: Bob. That's about it. The way they changed Bob for the series makes sense AND it works. Both in the way he's written and performed. And is it me, or did anyone else who read the books also imagine Bob with a British accent? It kind of surprised me to see that's how they created it in the show, so I guess I'm not the only one.

I do hold out hope that they will find a way to turn things around.. but I'm not left with an awful lot of confidence. The preview of episode two looks pretty lame.. "Murphy gets possessed".. eh.

The first episode should've been an absolute grand slam home run. It wasn't even a double.

I was disappointed and I'll give it one or two more shots.. but beyond that, I'll just be waiting for April when the next novel of the Harry Dresden series comes out.

Oh by the way, when I first had read comments the producer of the TV series had made about things they were changing for the TV show, I posted a note on Jim Butcher's website and just aired a few of my concerns. I actually did receive a response on the site from Jim Butcher and he was most unhappy with what I had to say. I thought this was a shame because I did and do want to see the show be a success.. but for now I'll bide my time and hope I won't be left with the empty fulfillment of an "I told you so."

*** Update *** Having now watched up through week 5 I can tell you I think they have improved. I'm surprised they still haven't gone as far into the depth of the books as they can. I don't know if that's cause they're saving story arcs for another season or they just don't want to spend the time on them yet.. but they could do more with this and I hope they do.

Paul Blackthorne has grown on me as Dresden.. with the first episode I felt he was OK but with the show's progression I think I like how Blackthorne is presenting Dresden. It's not exactly like the books, but not too distant either.

I still wouldn't say the show is great and to be honest I'm not even sure I'd be watching right now if it weren't called Dresden Files. But for now they have my attention.

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