Title character Sebastian Stark is an L.A. hot-shot lawyer who leaves his lucrative career as a defender of rich criminals to try public prosecution under the District Attorney (D.A.), He ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 Sebastian Stark (38 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Julie Stark (38 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Raina Troy (38 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Madeleine Poe (38 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Jessica Devlin (38 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Isaac Wright (32 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Casey Woodland (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Danny Reyes (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
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Title character Sebastian Stark is an L.A. hot-shot lawyer who leaves his lucrative career as a defender of rich criminals to try public prosecution under the District Attorney (D.A.), He forms a trial team of his own, consisting of young lawyers, like Casey Woodland, son of a legislator, who get a opportunity to learn straight from the master, if they can stand his hellish pace and walk the tight rope between respecting the law while using it and winning whatever it takes. A P.I. helps out digging up factual information. In nearly every episode a criminal is found out and put behind bars, after testing out tactics in Stark's private mock court, Sebastian often also has to deal with his daughter Julie, who surprisingly chose live with him rather than her mother in New York after their divorce. Written by KGF Vissers

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The smile hides the bite. See more »

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21 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Shark - Giustizia a tutti i costi  »

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Stark has three rules, which he refers to as his "Cutthroat Manifesto:" * "Trial is War. Second place is death." * "Truth is relative. Pick one that works." * "In a jury trial, there are only twelve opinions that matter and yours [speaking to his team] is not one of them." See more »

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In Season One, Jessica's opponent in the race for the D.A.'s office is named Brian Cutler. He is never seen on screen, but people refer to him on multiple occasions. When Kevin Pollak begins playing the character in Season Two, his name becomes Leo Cutler. See more »

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Detective Isaac Wright: [Stark has just asked Isaac to follow Julie again] I can get someone from the department...
Sebastian Stark: I can't trust anyone else with this!
Detective Isaac Wright: No! I'm safer working undercover.
Sebastian Stark: [pause] ... please.
Detective Isaac Wright: [resigned] This is the LAST time...
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One man domination.
2 October 2007 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

James Woods has played everything from cops to serial killers to politicians. His intensity makes him one to watch. Thanks to 'Shark" I can watch him weekly.

Woods owns this show from beginning to end. NO one else could make this work anywhere near as well. And the best part is his supporting cast doesn't seems to mind just following along.

That said, his support does a great job. And is it just me, or does Henry "Isaac" Simmons resemble WWE's "The Rock?" Woods' snarky attitude combined with the character's never-say-die motif make every scene he's in a joy to watch. And the trial scenes are a blast.

Welcome to TV James. Keep the greatness going.


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