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"Hustle" The Con Is On (2004)

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Original Air Date:
24 February 2004 (Season 1, Episode 1)
In London, two teams are formed and prepare their operations, destined as adversaries. Michael 'Mickey... See more » | Full synopsis »
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The sexiest and most stylish show about the con in a long time! See more (2 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Adrian Lester ... Mickey Stone

Marc Warren ... Danny Blue

Robert Glenister ... Ash Morgan

Jaime Murray ... Stacie Monroe

Robert Vaughn ... Albert Stroller
James Laurenson ... Peter Williams
Tom Mannion ... Neil Cooper / DePalma

Liz May Brice ... DS Terri Hodges
Ken Bones ... DCI Mullens

Rob Jarvis ... Eddie
Sara Carver ... Rachel
Lucy O'Connell ... Office Receptionist
Bryan Kennedy ... Maitre D'
Michael Mawby ... Real DePalma
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Thomas Ho ... Chef (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Bharat Nalluri 
Writing credits
Tony Jordan  written by &
Tony Jordan  creator

Bharat Nalluri (idea)

Produced by
Alison Barnett .... line producer
Simon Crawford Collins .... producer
Jane Featherstone .... executive producer
Tony Jordan .... associate producer
Gareth Neame .... executive producer: BBC
Original Music by
Magnus Fiennes (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Adam Suschitzky (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Victoria Boydell 
Casting by
Di Carling 
Production Design by
Paul Cross 
Art Direction by
Stephen Wong 
Costume Design by
Iain Macaulay 
Makeup Department
Katy Fray .... makeup artist
Meinir Jones-Lewis .... hair designer
Meinir Jones-Lewis .... makeup designer
Nuria Mbomio .... makeup artist
Sara Riesel .... makeup artist
Production Management
Greg Blank .... unit manager
Shelley Powell .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Crawford Collins .... second unit director
Jonathan Eckersley .... first assistant director (additional photography)
Sasha Mann .... second assistant director
Julian Stevens .... third assistant director
Andrew Woodhead .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ben Barrington-Groves .... art department assistant
Mike Booys .... stand-by props
Eddie Campbell .... props storeman
Ian Cooper .... stand-by props
Mike Coveney .... stand-by rigger
Sarah Duncan .... assistant buyer
Laura Evans .... set decorations buyer
Laurie Griffiths .... stand-by carpenter
Malcolm Holt .... dressing props
Ray Holt .... props master
Rod Lee .... set dresser
Ben Munro .... stand-by art director
George Simons .... art department assistant
Zoe Smith .... production buyer
Sound Department
James Bain .... sound maintenance
Robert Brazier .... foley mixer
Rudi Buckle .... sound recordist
Michael Fentum .... sound supervisor
Dave Humphries .... dubbing mixer (as David Humphries)
Dan Morgan .... dialogue editor
George Hapig .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Graham Aikman .... special effects
Neal Champion .... special effects supervisor (as Neil Champion)
Andy Bradford .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Beeks-Sanders .... camera operator
Gary Chaisty .... gaffer
Nic Lawson .... focus puller
Garry Owen .... best boy
Mike Parsons .... electrician
Amanda Searle .... still photographer
John Sturt .... electrician
Simon Surtees .... clapper loader
Steve Weightman .... grip (as Stephen Weightman)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Peter Halston .... assistant costume designer
Pamela Stewart .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Sarah Brewerton .... assistant editor
Jon Bruce .... conform editor
Scott Hinchcliffe .... on-line editor
Jateen Patel .... dailies colourist
Steffan Perry .... colorist
Music Department
Matt Kaleda .... music clearance
Simon Rogers .... composer: title music
Other crew
Kate Cobbold .... production accountant
Katrina Fletcher .... location manager
Dani Gordon .... production coordinator
Jill Greenwood .... assistant coordinator
Neil Hodge .... head chef
Kate Lawson .... picture publicist
Maggie Lewty .... continuity
Clova McCallum .... script executive: BBC
Claire Parker .... development executive
Patrick Schweitzer .... location manager
Julie Scott .... production executive
Arno Seagrim .... assistant accountant
Harriet Sutcliffe .... assistant location manager
Karen Wilson .... script editor
Antonia Grant .... location scout (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tony Jordan  creator

Makeup Department
Tara McDonald .... hair stylist (2004-)
Tara McDonald .... makeup artist (2004-)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Guest .... first assistant director (series 1)
Tom Rye .... second assistant director: second unit
Lucy Thomas .... third assistant director: second unit (2004)
Matthew Wehrle .... third assistant director (2004)
Matthew Wehrle .... third assistant director: second unit (2004)
Sound Department
Neil Collymore .... sound re-recording mixer (2004)
Gordon Thomson .... sound mixer: second unit (2005-)
Special Effects by
Bernard Newton .... special effects technician
Nick P. Phillips .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Simon Carr .... digital artist: Season 2
Duncan Kinnaird .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Battersby .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (2004)
Darren Vincent .... camera trainee
Sophie Wilson .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (2005-)
Editorial Department
Steve Farman .... negative cutter
Other crew
James Freedman .... consultant: pickpocketing
Marc Vincent .... location assistant (2004-)
Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

UK:60 min (original version) | Germany:52 min (cut)

Did You Know?

Continuity: At the end when the group propose a toast, the blood under Danny's bottom lip appears and re-appears between shots.See more »
Danny Blue:[after Mickey punches him in the face for forcing his way into a con] So am I in?
Michael 'Mickey Bricks' Stone:You're in.
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Movie Connections:
References The Sting (1973)See more »


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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The sexiest and most stylish show about the con in a long time!, 25 March 2006
Author: Scott Marlowe ( from United States

The premiere episode of Hustle is a great introduction to the crew. In the beginning, it's Albert, the older, gentleman, con-man, Mickey Bricks, the young genius master planner, fresh out of prison, Ashe, the expert, who's been reduced to doing the flop, and Stacy, the femme fatale. Mickey tells them all he's getting them together for one last big score.

The con is crashed by Danny, a young up and comer who seems to always be a heart beat away from being caught. To pay him back for crashing his con, Mickey insists on referring to him as "Mr. Redford" during the con.

This episode has a nice "behind the scenes" feel to it, both from the perspective of the con men and the police inspectors, switching back and forth from one view to the other, letting us become familiar with each side of the con coin, so to speak. For example, near the beginning of the episode, we get to see both the police and the con crew doing a briefing on the upcoming job.

This is one of the slicker and more intricate plots in the series, and it serves well to establish the feel of the show. As usual, there are enough hints for someone who's paying very close attention to figure it out. Barely. Most folks will have to watch it two or three times to see all the hints.

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