Sebastian Stark is a Los Angeles hot-shot lawyer, who leaves his lucrative career as a defender of rich criminals to try public prosecution under the District Attorney. He forms a trial ... See full summary »

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Sebastian Stark is a Los Angeles hot-shot lawyer, who leaves his lucrative career as a defender of rich criminals to try public prosecution under the District Attorney. He forms a trial team of his own, consisting of young lawyers, like Casey Woodland, son of a legislator, who get an 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 Private Investigator 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 to live with him, rather than her mother, in New York City, after their divorce. Written by KGF Vissers

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21 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Shark - Giustizia a tutti i costi  »

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Shark was in jeopardy of getting cancelled before it even started, but James Woods gave the legal drama new life, once he signed on to star in the pilot. Woods has spent most of his career focusing on feature films, not television. He said about the decision though, he had nothing against television as most people assumed, as he had done television movies. There were simply no characters, to which he was willing to commit, full-time, until the part of Sebastian Stark came along. The creator was looking for somebody like him to play the part anyway. 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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Raina Troy: I got something on the Abbot case.
Sebastian Stark: That's like bringing the jaws of life to a graveyard.
Raina Troy: I've been going through the tributes to Steve Abbott online.
[reading transcript]
Raina Troy: 'I'm devastated by the loss of a good friend. Steve's suicide is a terrible tragedy.' That was written by Rick Karras.
Danny Reyes: So, he misses his buddy. What's the big deal?
Raina Troy: Try this. This was posted a day BEFORE Steve Abbott's death was publically ruled as suicide.
Sebastian Stark: At the time of the posting, everybody thought that Steve Abbot was ...
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One man domination.
2 October 2007 | by 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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