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"The Unit" First Responders (2006)

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Writers:
Eric L. Haney (book)
David Mamet (creator)
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Original Air Date:
7 March 2006 (Season 1, Episode 1)
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Bob Brown enters the Unit on a training mission in Idaho. An incident in Afghanistan had made it certain that more knowledge about mules was needed... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dennis Haysbert ... Jonas Blane

Regina Taylor ... Molly Blane

Robert Patrick ... Colonel Tom Ryan

Audrey Marie Anderson ... Kim Brown

Max Martini ... Mack Gerhardt

Abby Brammell ... Tiffy Gerhardt

Michael Irby ... Charles Grey

Demore Barnes ... Hector Williams

Scott Foley ... Bob Brown

Michael O'Neill ... Ron Cheals

Mary B. McCann ... Ruthie Cheals (as Mary McCann)

Matt Malloy ... Dr. Farris

Valerie Landsburg ... Marge

Adam Lieberman ... FBI Man

Brian Palermo ... National Guard Commander
Danielle Hanratty ... Lissy Gerhardt

Alyssa Shafer ... Serena Brown

Kavita Patil ... Kayla
Finn Curtin ... Pilot

Sayed Badreya ... Afghan Commander
Hamid Razi ... Afghan Driver

Said Faraj ... Terrorist

Lonnie Lardner ... News Reporter

Angela Martinez ... Standup Reporter

Ali Dean ... Café Proprietor
Casey Stengel ... Tech #1

Eben Kostbar ... Johnny

Ronnie Steadman ... Transportation Captain
Jess King ... Sanders

Ray Siegle ... Hijacker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Aesop Aquarian ... Afghani Backgammon Player (uncredited)

Casandra Ashe ... Park Girl (uncredited)

Cullen G. Chambers ... Other (uncredited)

Edwin Garcia II ... Highjacker #3 (uncredited)

Anthony Martins ... Highjacker #5 (uncredited)

Kirsten Maryott ... Wife (uncredited)

David McDivitt ... Bartender (uncredited)

Michelle Rae Cannon ... Army Military Police (uncredited)

Scott Rinker ... Dr. Wexler (scenes deleted) (uncredited)

Al Whiting ... Miltary Police Officer (uncredited)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Davis Guggenheim 
 
Writing credits
Eric L. Haney (book "Inside Delta Force")

David Mamet (creator)

David Mamet (written by)

Produced by
Eric L. Haney .... producer
David Mamet .... executive producer
Norman S. Powell .... producer (as Norman Powell)
Shawn Ryan .... executive producer
Hynndie Wali .... associate producer
Nicolas Bradley .... associate producer (uncredited)
Carol Flint .... executive producer (uncredited)
Lynn Mamet .... supervising producer (uncredited)
Vahan Moosekian .... co-executive producer (uncredited)
Paul Redford .... co-executive producer (uncredited)
Sharon Lee Watson .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Robert Duncan 
 
Cinematography by
Checco Varese (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Farrel Levy  (as Farrel Jane Levy)
 
Casting by
Sharon Bialy 
Sherry Thomas 
 
Production Design by
Bruce Alan Miller 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Max Cahn  (as Andrew Cahn)
 
Set Decoration by
Diana Kunce 
 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline Saint Anne 
Darryl Levine (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Leonard Drake .... key hair stylist
Martha Preciado .... key makeup artist (as Martha Cecilia)
 
Production Management
Barbara Black .... unit production manager
Andrew Stone .... unit production manager
Joanna K. McMeikan .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cas Donovan .... first assistant director
Emily McGovern .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Bryan Belair .... construction coordinator
Simon Georgiou .... gang boss
John Paul 'J.P.' Jones .... property master (as J.P. Jones)
Oana Bogdan .... set designer (uncredited)
SaraJane Bos .... props (uncredited)
T. Scott Elliott .... assistant props (uncredited)
Ryan Galiher .... set dresser (uncredited)
Barry Jones .... lead painter (uncredited)
Scott Reiber .... paint decorator (uncredited)
Aaron G. Rodriguez .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Lucy Spas .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Jim Zemansky .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tilo Alpermann .... sound rerecording
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Kevin Compayre .... boom operator
David Giammarco .... re-recording mixer
Adam Sawelson .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Tibbo .... production sound mixer (as Steve Tibbo)
Gregory H. Watkins .... re-recording mixer (as Greg Watkins)
Noah J. Appleton .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Harsha First .... sound utility (uncredited)
Tim Nagle .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Aynee Osborn .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Lauren Stephens .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Jody Thomas .... foley artist (uncredited)
Von Varga .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Dennis Dion .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
David Altenau .... visual effects supervisor
Tim Jacobsen .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Samantha Mabie-Tuinstra .... visual effects coordinator: Eden FX (uncredited)
Fred Pienkos .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Michael Roderick .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Troy Brown .... stunt coordinator
Edwin Garcia II .... stunts
Norman Howell .... stunt coordinator
Craig Baxley Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Kevin L. Jackson .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Anthony Martins .... stunts (uncredited)
Charles A. Tamburro .... helicopter stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Berryman .... second assistant camera
Roy Heath .... grip
Steve Irwin .... video/computer playback supervisor
John Janusek .... key grip (as J.J. Janusek)
Chad Persons .... camera operator
Ethan Phillips .... chief lighting technician
Timothy Roarke .... camera operator (as Tim Roarke)
Terry Schroth .... second assistant camera
Ron Veto .... camera operator: "b" camera, second unit
Erik Bernstein .... electrician (uncredited)
Jad Carmona .... camera loader (uncredited)
Rafael 'Rafa' Castro .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Andrew Davis .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Keith Jordan .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Karen Korn .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Rick Lamb .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Mike McEveety .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ignacio Musich .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Stephen Pazanti .... assistant camera (uncredited)
James Stiritz .... grip (uncredited)
Chris Trillo .... grip (uncredited)
Michael Yarish .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Susan Paley Abramson .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Glick .... costume supervisor
Laura E. Little .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Greg Faluszczak .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Evonne Moritz .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ray Espinola Jr. .... music supervisor (as Ray Espinola)
Stan Jones .... music editor
Evyen Klean .... music supervisor
Joshua Winget .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
James C. Taylor .... transportation coordinator
Mark Webb .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Shea E. Butler .... script supervisor
Chandra Cohn .... Animal Trainer
Dan Hindmarch .... script coordinator
John Johnston .... location manager
Carlos R. Lawson .... production accountant (as Carlos Lawson)
Cynthia Wise .... production accountant
Dan Addelson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael T. Brady .... marine coordinator (uncredited)
Stephen Bridgewater .... drama coach (uncredited)
Cullen G. Chambers .... stand-in: Dennis Haysbert (uncredited)
Deven Chierighino .... location manager (uncredited)
Christopher Cilluffo .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Paul Conti .... computer screen graphics (uncredited)
Adam Feingold .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Anne Marie Feldman .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Anne Marie Feldman .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Jennifer Kaplan .... production assistant (uncredited)
Liz Kline .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Marc Meeks .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Matthew Nicholson .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Shannon Rutherford .... assistant to writer (uncredited)
Jennifer Shaw .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Kelly Sullivan .... production assistant (uncredited)
Charles A. Tamburro .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Audric Thompson .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Mamet  creator

Costume Design by
Mary Claire Hannan 
 
Makeup Department
Germicka Barclay .... key hair stylist
Sari Leitzman .... key makeup artist
Glenn Pulliam .... makeup lab technician: WM Creations
Gil Romero .... special effects appliances
Robin Slater .... makeup artist
Michelle Garbin .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vernon Davidson .... additional second assistant director (2005)
John Isabeau .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
John Bevan Jr. .... set dresser
Susannah Carradine .... art department coordinator
Don Elliott .... set dresser
Marik 'Travis' Little .... gang boss
Efren N. Perez .... set dresser
Alexx Thompson .... set painter (as Alex Thompson)
 
Sound Department
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Chris DeCristo .... digital compositor
Eric Ehemann .... animator (episode 101)
Changsoo Eun .... visual effects artist
Dan Lopez .... visual effects
Matt von Brock .... digital artist
 
Stunts
Daniel Arrias .... stunt performer
Joe Bucaro III .... stunt performer
Kevin Chase .... stunt rigger
Keith Davis .... stunts
Al Goto .... stunt double
John Koyama .... stunts
Daniel Maldonado .... stunts
Casey Pieretti .... utility stunts
Brian Simpson .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Andrus .... grip
James Barrett .... electrician
Bernard Cistrunk .... rigging electrician
Jon Epstein .... electrician
Jeffrey C. Mygatt .... cinematographer: action unit
Paul Postal .... electrician
Steve Robertson .... dolly grip
Sean Smith .... electrician
Stefan Wilking .... assistant chief lighting technician
 
Casting Department
Kathy Kaplan .... casting assistant
Summer Wesson .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Buchignani .... key costumer
Robert James II .... set costumer
Murray Lantz .... costumer
 
Transportation Department
Tony Barattini .... driver: grip truck
David R. Blakely .... driver: honeywagon
Billy Kane .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Barbara Burchfield .... production assistant
Vincent Joseph Flaherty .... weapons armorer
Steve Karnes .... weapons armorer
Shannon McGinnity Hammitt .... assistant to director (as Shannon McGinnity)
Jesse Rosen .... production assistant
Robert Sica .... weapons armorer
 
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Certification:
Australia:M (TV rating) | USA:TV-14

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Every mission in the first season is based on actual missions in which Eric L. Haney was involved. There is also a reference to Eric L. Haney in every episode: in this episode it's the first photo that Bob Brown is watching on the photo wall in Ron's cabin - it's a photo of Eric L. Haney.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the beginning of the episode First Responders, when we see the aircraft firing an Air-to-Ground missile, the internal view is from the inside is of an F/A-18 Hornet but the external view is of an F-15.See more »
Quotes:
Jonas Blane:[to the FBI agents] You, you, and you... panic. The rest of you come with me.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Wag the Dog (1997)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ooh Child (Alternate Version)See more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
First Episode Makes Me Want To See More, 20 January 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

We are introduced to this new TV show with a a couple of the Special Ops members in Afganistan, in disguise as locals. The divert the attention of some local army commander and then lock in on their target, a military supplies guy, give the OK and a jet sends a missile down on him and his building, blowing everyone to bits.

We are then introduced to the wives of these guys and the commanding officer of the group, -"Colonel Tom Ryan" (Robert Patrick) and then go to Idaho where one of the same guys "Jonas Blane" (Dennis Haybert) has a new recruit, "Bob Brown" (Scott Foley) with him and they are visiting a former member of the group. By coincidence (?!!) a mid-sized charter plane is hijacked in the northern part of the state by Middle Eastern people, so Jonas and Bob head on up, with reinforcements on the way.

In the meantime, the hijackers kill three National Guardsmen to tried to break into the plane from the rear and are executing a hostage every 20 minutes.

It looks like Jonas, Bob and the rest of the team have to stop this nonsense in a hurry.

This was a very good opening episode and gives me enthusiasm to continuing watch. I just hope they don't go too much into soap opera, stuff, such as I saw in the last 30 seconds of this episode.

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