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"The Unit" Bait (2006)

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The Unit: Season 2: Episode 10 -- Jonas is captured by Chechnyan rebels who want to arrange a prisoner exchange but American officials refuse to negotiate with a terrorist, and Charlotte gets Tiffy a lawyer.


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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
28 November 2006 (Season 2, Episode 10)
Jonas has been captured in the Republic of Georgia and offers himself up as a bargaining chip for a prisoner exchange... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Not That Clever, But Still Entertaining See more (1 total) »


 (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 (credit only)

Demore Barnes ... Hector Williams (credit only)

Scott Foley ... Bob Brown

Cotter Smith ... Bill Lachey

Rebecca Pidgeon ... Charlotte Ryan

Dominic Hoffman ... Neil Krinsman

Chance Kelly ... Commander Shelov

Jon Hamm ... Wilson James

James Sutorius ... Arthur Chambers
Jeremy Roberts ... Duke

Patti Yasutake ... Judge Hatter

Franklin Dennis Jones ... Base Commander

Jennifer Hasty ... Josephine Davis

Susan Matus ... Sgt. Sarah Irvine (as Susan E. Matus)

Michael Khmurov ... Rebel #1
Casey Stengel ... Sgt. Vaughn

Zosia Mamet ... Christine Ross
Bruce McKenzie ... Troy Swift

Zoran Korach ... Dima

Sven Holmberg ... Zjhokar

Mo Anouti ... Simon Dasha

Mark Kubr ... Rebel #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Redding ... Rebel #3 (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jean de Segonzac 
Writing credits
Eric L. Haney (book "Inside Delta Force")

David Mamet (creator)

Randy Huggins (written by)

Emily Halpern (staff writer) &
Randy Huggins (staff writer)

Produced by
Nicolas Bradley .... associate producer
Eric L. Haney .... co-executive producer
Todd Ellis Kessler .... co-executive producer
David Mamet .... executive producer
Lynn Mamet .... supervising producer
Vahan Moosekian .... co-executive producer
Shawn Ryan .... executive producer
Daniel Voll .... co-executive producer
Sharon Lee Watson .... producer
Original Music by
Robert Duncan 
Cinematography by
Krishna Rao (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Rick Tuber 
Casting by
Sharon Bialy 
Sherry Thomas 
Production Design by
Bruce Alan Miller 
Art Direction by
Robert Strohmaier  (as Bob Strohmaier)
Set Decoration by
Alexander Carle  (as Alex Carle)
Costume Design by
Darryl Levine 
Makeup Department
Angela Gurule .... hair department head (as Angie Gurule)
Martha Preciado .... makeup department head (as Martha Cecilia-Westman)
Production Management
Mark S. Glick .... unit production manager (as Mark Glick)
Joanna K. McMeikan .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brett Dos Santos .... second assistant director
Allan Monteiro Fortes .... dga trainee (as Allan Fortes)
Robert Papazian Jr. .... first assistant director (as Robert A. Papazian Jr.)
Paula Smith .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Beth Sheldon .... property master
Manny Silvia .... construction coordinator
Shannon Curfman .... set decorating buyer (uncredited)
Meg Harker .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Barry Jones .... lead painter (uncredited)
Marc Meisels .... leadman (uncredited)
Randy Molique .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Mike Sudrow .... props/weapons (uncredited)
Sound Department
Doug Davey .... re-recording mixer
Paul Lewis .... production sound mixer
Adam Sawelson .... re-recording mixer
Lauren Stephens .... supervising sound editor
Noah J. Appleton .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Eric Gotthelf .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jason Oliver .... adr recordist: ProTools (uncredited)
Aynee Osborn .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Dennis Dion .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
David Altenau .... visual effects supervisor
Richard Alonso .... computer graphics (uncredited)
Troy Brown .... stunt coordinator
Jean Paul Ruggiero .... stunts
Mark Kubr .... stunts (uncredited)
Ray Siegle .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Thomas .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Berryman .... second assistant camera
David Berryman .... second assistant camera: a camera
David A. Brown .... key grip (as David Brown)
Keith Jordan .... camera operator: "b" camera
Giovani Lampassi .... gaffer
Michael Stecher .... camera operator: "a" camera
Sammy Beavers .... chief lighting technician: second unit (uncredited)
Sammy Beavers .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Kevin Britton .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Sam Griffin .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Ron P. Jaffe .... still photographer (uncredited)
Keith Jordan .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Mike McEveety .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Judith Sunga .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kelly Chambers .... key costumer (uncredited)
Miranda Kelley .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Erik Presant .... assistant editor
Michael Levy .... colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Deven Chierighino .... location manager
Brianne Brozey .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Jordan Schmidt .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Ray Espinola Jr. .... music supervisor
Evyen Klean .... music supervisor
Eduardo Ponsdomenech .... music editor
Sebastian Arocha Morton .... scoring engineer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
James C. Taylor .... transportation coordinator
Mark Webb .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Narsim Achar .... production assistant
Wendy Dallas .... script supervisor
Alex Espinoza .... production assistant (as Alejandro Espinoza)
Dan Hindmarch .... script coordinator
Zack Kibbee .... production assistant (as Zach Kibbee)
Meaghan Librizzi .... assistant: Mr. Mamet
Joel Meyer .... assistant: Mr. Moosekian (as Joel S. Meyer)
Patrick Moss .... assistant: Mr. Ryan
Patrick Moss .... researcher
Brenda J. Pulos .... production coordinator
Shannon Rutherford .... writers' assistant
Jennifer Shaw .... assistant production coordinator
John Tamburro .... helicopter pilot
Kelly Todd .... production secretary (as Kelly Sullivan)
Whit Vogel .... production assistant
Cynthia Wise .... production accountant (as Cindy Wise)
Patricia Wolff .... consultant
Karen Kovacic .... production medic (uncredited)
Charles A. Tamburro .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

45 min
Aspect Ratio:
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Not That Clever, But Still Entertaining, 6 October 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Jonas is about two seconds away from having his neck slit open by some Russians but talks his way into being "bait," which he then becomes. Col. Ryan, of course, doesn't want to lose his top man but Washington doesn't want to give up the evil guy they have in custody. Thus, The Unit goes to work: Bob and Mack, a two-man crew headed a long way off to save their comrade and, it turns out, provide someone else in the prisoner exchange.

On the home front, we get a lot more about the recent incident in which Tiffy Gerhardt is taking the blame for a bad accident. The person in trouble should be Charlotte Ryan, but she's too immoral to take the blame and see her husband's career go down the tubes as well. She suggests a top-flight lawyer friend would do better than whom Mrs. Gerhardt has now and we see what happens when you get a high-powered attorney.

The prisoner story with Blane and his boss Col. Ryan trying everything (mainly just shouting at a couple of pols off and on for 30 minutes) to get him back is the bulk of the story. It's not as good as it should have been, because there is too much repetition. Poor Jonas keeps getting abuse and Col. Ryan keeps yelling. Usually this show is pretty realistic but this one had a number of holes to it, including the most obvious being Blane who was tortured quite a bit but seemed to move around just fine when he wanted to. There is no way he could have moved so freely given the physical abuse he suffered.

The other "surprise" was no surprise - you could see it coming a mile away.

Overall, this was still entertaining, but not one of the smarter episodes.

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