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"The Unit" Extreme Rendition (2006)

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'You Can't Always Get What You Want'

Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States
28 September 2007

The guys are trying to nab a man named "Alex Deckard" here, a tough cookie, as they say, to get. They need the grab him to get to another, bigger man up the crime chain: an arms supplier for Iran. "Deckard" (Lee Tergesen), a former rogue agent with The Unit, got him arrested by some fluke, in Bulgaria. Word is he is ready for an escape out of the prison and the U.S. doesn't want to lose a chance at grabbing this man, so the team - with an inside man - is there to get him, and then make a proposal they hope he accepts to help nail the arms dealer.

The secondary story involves Molly Blane's efforts to recruit for another organization so that she can earn extra money to help put her mother in a good nursing home. That doesn't make Colonel Ryan too happy. It doesn't make her neighbor Kim happy, either, as Molly used her to get to a potential client. (Molly spent much of the first season of this show lying to people and almost always was given a pass for it, as she does here, too. It's ridiculous.)

Anyway, the jail escape scene was tense and the scene with the Russian at the small airport was shocking. The episode as a whole was very entertaining. as usual.

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They should have hired a cultural adviser.

Author: from United States
25 August 2010

The episode is so unrealistic, it's boring. The foreign actors do not speak Bulgarian, there are no Bulgarian actors at all, and the episode was shot in Santa Clarita, CA.

The foreign language that's spoken in the episode doesn't even resemble the Bulgarian speech pattern. In terms of cultural behavior, the characters act like Americans pretending to be Russians from the Cold War period. The director should have just placed the action in the country where the foreign actors were from or simply hire a couple of Bulgarians like most other movie makers do. The way they handled the cultural aspects is more suitable for a comedy like Borat than for The Unit.

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