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"Covert One: The Hades Factor" (2006) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 2006-

Covert One: The Hades Factor: :  -- Stephen Dorff (Blade), Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), and Anjelica Huston (Prizzi's Honor) star in this globe-spanning tale of covert agents fighting to contain the spread of a deadly virus that threatens millions, based upon the best-selling series written by Robert Ludlum (The Bourne Identity, The Osterman Weekend).


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Writers (WGA):
Elwood Reid (teleplay)
Robert Ludlum (novel) ...
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Release Date:
9 April 2006 (USA) See more »
While in a retrieve operation of a virus in Berlin, the Covert One agent Rachel Russell is double-crossed... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 68)

Azdin Zaman ... Jalal (2 episodes, 2006)
David L. Murphy ... Darell (2 episodes, 2006)

Series Directed by
Mick Jackson (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Robert Ludlum (unknown episodes)
Gayle Lynds (unknown episodes)
Elwood Reid (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Jonas Bauer .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 2006)

Rola Bauer .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Sherri Saito .... producer (unknown episodes)
Paul Sandberg .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Larry Sanitsky .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
J. Peter Robinson (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Ivan Strasburg (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Lori Jane Coleman (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Lisa Freiberger (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Dan Davis (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Nigel Hutchins (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Costume Design by
Anne Dixon (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Stacey Iseman .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Diane Mazur .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Tom Ehrhardt .... unit manager: Germany (unknown episodes)
Miki Emmrich .... production manager: Germany (unknown episodes)
Michael Wray .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andreas Hoffmann .... first assistant director: second unit, Berlin (1 episode, 2006)

Alan Goluboff .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Neesha Patki .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Frank Croft .... painter (unknown episodes)
Jonathan Davis .... art apprentice (unknown episodes)
John Galbraith .... key scenic (unknown episodes)
Jason Herriott .... scenic artist (unknown episodes)
Jon Hunter .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
Marcia Leeder .... art department coordinator (unknown episodes)
Sean Moore .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Eric Apps .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Rick Ash .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Vince Balunas .... adr editor / dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Chris Boyett .... adr editor (unknown episodes)
Daniel Colman .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Bill Devine .... adr recordist (unknown episodes)
Nick Foley .... adr recordist (unknown episodes)
Jason Hopfner .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Jack Levy .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Jimmy Lifton .... sound facility (unknown episodes)
Doug Madick .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Rob McIntyre .... adr assistant recordist (unknown episodes)
Mark McNeilly .... sound assistant (unknown episodes)
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Rick Penn .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Terry Rodman .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Paulette Victor-Lifton .... sound facility supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Jon Davis .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Tavia Charlton .... visual effects coordinator: Rocket Science (unknown episodes)
Anthony Paterson .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Jamie Jones .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2006)
Patrick Mark .... stunt double: stephen dorff (2 episodes, 2006)

Matt Birman .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Tom Farr .... stunt rigger / stunts (unknown episodes)
Susan Horton .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Liise Keeling .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Daryl Patchett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Ken Quinn .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Bryan Renfro .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Steve 'Shack' Shackleton .... stunt rigger (unknown episodes)
John Stoneham Jr. .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Hong .... camera car operator (unknown episodes, 2006)
Randy Brown .... generator operator (unknown episodes)
Ira Cohen .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Ciaran Copelin .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Gilles Corbeil .... Steadicam operator / camera operator: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Ben Mark Holdzberg .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Marcel Janisse .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Matt Kiskis .... grip (unknown episodes)
Paolo Perin .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Chad S. Roberts .... daily electrician (unknown episodes)
Christian Scheibe .... grip: Germany (unknown episodes)
Christopher J. Toudy .... key grip (unknown episodes)
David Wilkins .... camera trainee (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Johnny Wong .... animator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Jessica Chonody .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carmen Hanson .... costume truck supervisor (2 episodes, 2006)

Anna Dal Farra .... assistant costume designer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Brandi Bradburn .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Valerie Laurie .... post-production facility coordinator (unknown episodes)
Ryan Michael Miller .... title sequence editor: yU+co. (unknown episodes)
Gord Ventura .... dailies colorist (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Craig Eastman .... musician: violin and tenor violin (unknown episodes)
Edward Rogers .... additional composer: score (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Manon White .... Driver for Ms. Sorvino (2 episodes, 2006)

Robert Carter .... driver (unknown episodes)
Albert Ezerzer .... driver (unknown episodes)
John Mourtzis .... picture vehicle coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Senad Lutvica .... accounting manager: for Tandem Productions (2 episodes, 2006)

Klemens Becker .... cimematographer: second unit (unknown episodes, 2006)
Stefan Brunner .... business affairs executive: Germany (unknown episodes)
Catherine Crawford .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Donna Croce .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
J.C. Cuthbert .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Ken Dhaliwal .... production legal services (unknown episodes)
Sean Enge .... assistant to executive producer (unknown episodes)
Matt Graver .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Tim Halkin .... legal affairs executive: Germany (unknown episodes)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative (unknown episodes)
Miriam Laurence .... dialect coach (unknown episodes)
Mark Logan .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Lesley Myers .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Joey Naber .... adr voice (unknown episodes)
Eva-Maria Pilling .... production coordinator: Germany (unknown episodes)
Dana Reznik .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Ryan Robertson .... main title producer (unknown episodes)
Todd Shannon Jr. .... water safety (unknown episodes)
Jay Steckel .... assistant: Mr. Sanitsky (unknown episodes)
Warner Strauss .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Alan Sutton .... fire safety coordinator (unknown episodes)
Michelle Taddei .... assistant: Mick Jackson (unknown episodes)
Douglas Thompson .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Dave Tommasini .... aerial coordinator (unknown episodes)
Daniela Tully .... development executive: Germany (unknown episodes)
Andrea Voss .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Al Vrkljan .... armorer (unknown episodes)
Kelly Willson Harvey .... assistant: Sherri Saito (unknown episodes)
Johnny Wong .... title designer: main titles (unknown episodes)
Natalie Yacono .... assistant to actor (unknown episodes)

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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Terrorists release deadly virus for which there is no treatment or cure, 19 March 2011
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

I saw this recently on DVD entitled THE HADES FACTOR, presented as a continuous feature film running 2 hours 38 minutes. I did not realize until I looked at IMDb that it started life as a TV miniseries entitled COVERT ONE: THE HADES FACTOR. It is based upon a novel by best-selling author Robert Ludlum, who is best known for the Bourne novels. Despite it having once been a mini-series, I shall call it 'the film', which is the form in which it has been released now. The film is not as good as it should be or might have been, but one reason for that may be that it is several years old and based on a pre-existing novel, so that it must all have seemed much more exciting and novel back then than it does now. Since that time we have become used to regular pandemic scares, swine flu, bird flu, SARS, or whatever, all of which have fizzled out after huge quantities of drugs were peddled by the big drug companies. Most of us now realize that pandemic scares are often engineered by or at least artificially enhanced, and hence partially engineered by, 'Big Pharma', which is the collective expression which is now used to describe the world's major pharmaceutical companies acting as a loose cartel. After all, if you have warehouses full of aging preventative or treatment drugs and can't dump them all on the Africans, then you can always create an artificial scare which panics Western governments into buying up your stock, and earn a few billion dollars easily. It is easy to bribe scientists, and I myself know some venal scientists personally who have been bribed by corporations to produce 'scientific findings' tailored to commercial purposes. It happens all the time and is often not even concealed. The Western world is now such a 'fear society' that it is easy to create panics, since everyone is fearful in general, and a state of high anxiety is present just about everywhere in our societies. 'It's all out there and it's going to get us' is the motto by which we are all now encouraged to live. It is difficult to meet a Westerner today who does not live in a state of suppressed fear and anxiety about something, or sometimes about everything. It is easier for elites to manipulate such nervous, jittery and demoralized people as we have become, because the population becomes like those persons experimented upon decades ago by psychological warfare experts; indeed, such techniques are routinely used by torturers of political prisoners all over the world at the present time to break down resistance. So in a sense the entire Western public is now essentially being held political prisoner and subjected to mass conditioning. Kafka has been surpassed. And one of the regular fears created by worldwide media campaigns, fed by corrupt 'scientists', are the recurring pandemic scares. Beware: viruses are on the loose! And in this film, the virus is a particularly deadly one called the Hades Virus, which has been made in an American military lab in connection with germ warfare research. The usual American soldiers used as guinea pigs in exposure experiments are found in this story, but here the variation appears in that they have been exposed to the virus in Afghanistan (certainly an unstable laboratory environment if ever there were one!) and hence some terrorists got their hands on some. Terrorists have had to answer for everything since we lost the Soviets. (At last, however, some new villains have appeared on the scene: casino bankers! But that has happened since this film was made. How long will it be now before we have a movie in which viruses are released by Goldman Sachs? Or was that what Hank Paulson was?) Stephen Dorff makes a very congenial action hero, and does very well at it. The only thing wrong with him is his annoying 'designer stubble'. Why is it that actors no longer consider it necessary to shave, but prefer to look such a mess? What extremes of vanity! And why do the producers and directors let them get away with it? Is it written in their contracts as a condition? Mira Sorvino makes a welcome relief from having to look at Dorff's chin. Sorvino has always been one of those endearing actresses who is everybody's darling, as she comes across as such a warm personality and we would all like to have her living next door. Here she tries to extend her acting range by playing an action heroine. She does it very well, but she is not able to conceal the fact that she is really very nice and would not really be like that except in a movie. The idea of Sorvino holding a gun and threatening to shoot is, well, slumming it for her. She deserves better films than this. But being in the occasional blockbuster action movie is meant to give a higher profile to an actress lest she become a niche darling, beloved only by the discerning audiences of New York and the Bay Area, who know a thing or two about good movies and who value her special qualities. If Dorff would only shave, it would be really good to see more of him at the trigger end of a gun, as he is made for that sort of thing and we believe in him when he faces danger. Somebody should make a buddy film with him and Matt Damon saving the world together, as I think they would click as a pair of action heroes. Damon is left-handed and Dorff is right-handed, so they could fire in every direction. And Mira Sorvino could then be the good sister or the loving wife or the clever scientist, or something more suitable to her nature than just an armed girl in a black suit.

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