Michael Westen, a seasoned US spy, is suddenly 'burned', i.e. discredited, without any form of procedure. He survives by doing impossible jobs for desperate people in Miami, where his mother lives. Michael is usually aided by trusted former FBI informer Sam and his ex girlfriend Fiona. Written by
Spies don't get fired, they get burned.
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The gadgets "built" by Michael are fabricated by the Special Effects Department. It is a collaborative effort by the writer, production designer, special effects and the prop master. The actual builder is Michael Doyle, the Special Effects Foreman. See more
During the opening montage, we see Michael boarding a tricycle-gear aircraft, but the aircraft seen flying out is a DC-3, a tail-dragger. See more
You say tomato, I say pimp.
Referenced in The Office: Special Project