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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 Holzberg .... 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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160 min (2 parts)
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25 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Graphic, sometimes interesting, second half better, 11 April 2006
Author: vchimpanzee

In part one of this CBS miniseries, three people become violently ill in different locations--one is a family man (and, we learn later, a marine) outside Camp Pendleton in southern California, one is a waitress in a Seattle diner, and a prisoner held at Guantanamo in Cuba.

Col. Jonathan Smith, formerly of Covert One, and his beautiful fiancée Dr. Sophie Amsden are called into action. It seems these people have a terrible disease which can be spread from person to person, and thousands could die if a cure cannot be found. The United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) must find answers. At one point, we learn that 90 percent of those who get the virus die. And a lot of people are getting the virus.

Meanwhile, in Berlin, Rachel, a member of the Covert One team, is dealing with Chechens who have the deadly virus in tiny containers. Money changes hands in the basement of a dance club, in an office from which dancers can be seen through a glass ceiling. Rachel changes her appearance several times as she runs from those who might be out to get her, while at the same time searching for others who can help. In Paris, she finds a scientist who is familiar with the Afghanistan situation--that is where several marines who got sick were serving.

The second half focuses more on the search for information, and for a cure for the virus. No one sick is shown except for those who make direct contact with terrorists or government investigators. Though we hear the death toll rises from less than 1000, as the second installment begins, to 3000, with panic taking place at overburdened hospitals (we never see this either). And terrorists have the virus, and big plans to disperse it. Some people are trusted who shouldn't be (and vice versa), and unexpected plot twists keep showing up.

I had trouble following what was going on, but brief black-and-white flashbacks were shown in many cases to remind us who certain people were or why something was important. And seeing the people who were sick was really hard to watch. One particularly effective scene showed one marine being asked questions in the hospital. He came through admirably in spite of his obvious suffering.

As a spy thriller this does eventually succeed. There are lots of good acting performances, and I especially should single out Anjelica Huston as a U.S. President obviously not elected for her looks, and Colm Meaney as Peter, who plays a major role in the Afghanistan investigation. The tension level stays high, with lots of action toward the end.

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