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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
7 November 2007 (Season 1, Episode 7)
The police investigate the murder of two Iranian-American college students who were killed in a convenience store... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Scenarists do really need to be more computer-literate. See more (3 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Damian Lewis ... Charlie Crews

Sarah Shahi ... Dani Reese

Robin Weigert ... Lt. Karen Davis

Brent Sexton ... Robert Stark

Adam Arkin ... Ted Earley

Sarah Clarke ... Mary Ann Farmer

Trent Ford ... Jeffrey Farmer

Christina Hendricks ... Olivia

Matt Gerald ... Krebbs

Sheila Vand ... Shahnaz Darvashi

Rosie Malek-Yonan ... Roya Darvashi

Scott Michael Morgan ... Howard Ruth

Michael Kostroff ... McAllister
Oren Dayan ... Amir Darvashi

Marita de Lara ... Bank Teller

Theo Wilson ... Techie #1

Kincaid Walker ... Techie #2
Steve Saucedo ... Uniformed Cop #1 (as Steven Saucedo)
Melonie Mack ... Uniformed Cop #2
Brayden Pierce ... Persian Male

Jaret Sacrey ... White Male
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James A Marshall ... Computer Tech (uncredited)

Mushari ... Rashne Talebi (uncredited)
Siobhan Parisi ... Daria Ovesi (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Daniel Sackheim 
Writing credits
Rand Ravich (creator)

Rafael Álvarez (written by) (as Rafael Alvarez) and
Rand Ravich (written by)

Produced by
Laurie Arent .... supervising producer
Marjorie David .... co-executive producer
Loucas George .... producer
Valerie Joseph .... co-producer
Glen Mazzara .... co-executive producer
Rand Ravich .... executive producer
Daniel Sackheim .... executive producer
Jonathan Shapiro .... co-executive producer
Far Shariat .... executive producer
Sheridan Thayer .... co-producer
Rafael Álvarez .... producer (as Rafael Alvarez)
Original Music by
Jason Derlatka 
Jon Ehrlich 
Cinematography by
Michael Mayers (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael Kewley 
Casting by
Mia Levinson 
Production Design by
Scott P. Murphy 
Art Direction by
Christopher Brown 
Set Decoration by
Sandy Struth 
Costume Design by
Wendy J. Greiner  (as Wendy Greiner)
Makeup Department
Zoltan Elek .... head makeup artist (as Zoltan)
Nancy Martinez-Morrison .... head hair stylist
Gloria Conrad .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Loucas George .... unit production manager
Chris Risner .... post production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Colleen Casey .... second assistant director
Jenna Kehrli .... dga trainee
Barry K. Thomas .... first assistant director (as Barry Thomas)
Nick Candy .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Edward J. Borasch Jr. .... property master (as Ed Borasch)
John McHugh .... construction coordinator
Terry Atchison .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Ethan Goodwin .... set decoration buyer (uncredited)
Stephanie J. Gordon .... lead set designer (uncredited)
Laura Iler .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Florencia Martin .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Katie Rixon .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Michael Semon .... assistant propmaster (uncredited)
Sound Department
Roberta Doheny .... re-recording mixer
Robert Edmondson .... re-recording mixer
Victor Iorillo .... sound supervisor
Stephen Tibbo .... production sound (as Steve Tibbo)
Frank Fleming .... sound recordist (uncredited)
John R. Fors .... boom operator (uncredited)
Kirk Herzbrun .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Dan Lipe .... boom operator (uncredited)
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Craig T. Rosevear .... foley supervisor (uncredited)
Marcelo Teson .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Harry Woolway .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Brendon O'Dell .... special effects coordinator (as Brendon ODell)
Malia Thompson .... special effects foreman
Jake Valdez .... special effects technician
Frank Iudica .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Anthony 'Max' Ivins .... visual effects supervisor (as Max Ivins)
Adam Avitabile .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Jenny Foster .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Danny S. Kim .... visual effects (uncredited)
Migs Rustia .... visual effects editor (uncredited)
Paul Stemmer .... visual effects editor (uncredited)
Andranik Taranyan .... roto artist (uncredited)
Mushari .... stunt performer
Manny Perry .... stunt coordinator
Christopher Bradley .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Michael Hilow .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Norman Mora .... stunts (uncredited)
Gunter Simon .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Nick Stanner .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Aaron Ammerman .... grip
Bobby Brown .... first assistant: "a" camera (as Bob Brown)
Rafael 'Rafa' Castro .... video assist (as Rafael Castro)
Robert Chartier .... video/computer playback
Tony Porto .... key grip
Robert P. Quiroz .... rigging gaffer
Rod Robertson .... gaffer
Shereen Saleh .... first assistant: "b" camera
Blake Santoro .... dolly grip (2007-2009)
Sidney Sidell .... camera operator: "a" camera
Henry Tirl .... camera operator: "b" camera
Matt Ardine .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Chris Brow .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Will Dearborn .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Marq Edwards .... assistant camera (uncredited)
David Kanner .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
John Magallon .... gaffer: second unit (uncredited)
Brent Matejcek .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Chris Mistretta .... set lighting (uncredited)
Keith Morgan .... gaffer: second unit (uncredited)
Michael Santoro .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Gary Schillp .... rigging best boy grip (uncredited)
Neil Wittman .... best boy electric (uncredited)
David Youel .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Dylann Brander .... original casting
Megan Branman .... original casting
Simone Chavoor .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Josh Einsohn .... casting associate (uncredited)
Jeffrey M. Paal .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maritza Garcia-Roddy .... costume supervisor
Safowa Bright-Asare .... key costumer (uncredited)
Michele Dunn .... costumer (uncredited)
Silvia Raiano .... costumer (uncredited)
Keith M. Wegner .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Steven Bevacqua .... post production coordinator
Scott Garrow .... colorist
Oliver Schimmel .... assistant editor
Location Management
Ed Lippman .... location manager
Dan Beal .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Justin Besemer .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Richard G. Orozco .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Jason Stowell .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Michael Baber .... music editor
Liza Richardson .... music supervisor
Jason Derlatka .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Jon Ehrlich .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Russ Tolliver .... transportation coordinator
Don Haggerty .... driver (uncredited)
Paul Jones .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Guy Merrick .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Jon Cohoe .... production accountant
Dan Delaney .... assistant: Daniel Sackheim (as Daniel Delaney)
Jesse Escochea .... technical advisor
Peter Feldman .... production coordinator
Armando Garcia .... payroll accountant
Eric Kovtun .... assistant production coordinator
Kelly Lane .... assistant: Loucas George
Paul Linden .... creative consultant
Jordan Mechner .... promotional consideration: trademark: Prince of Persia
Diana Peterson .... assistant: Rand Ravich/Far Shariat
Michael Pinon .... dailies
Jennifer R. Richmond .... script coordinator
Melissa Scrivner-Love .... assistant to writer (as Melissa Scrivner)
Ken Strang .... accounting clerk
Patience Thoreson .... script supervisor
Elizabeth Tyson .... clearance coordinator
Candy Carstensen .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Jareth Costello .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Sebastien Cuk .... stand-in: Damian Lewis (uncredited)
Adriana De La Cruz .... key set medic (uncredited)
Kristofer Kolpek .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Nathan Maruccio .... craft service (uncredited)
Brian J. McNamara .... titles: loctors and end credits (uncredited)
Josh Novak .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brian Sampson .... stand-in (uncredited)
Christine Sanders .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Andrew Shepherd .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Chris Steimel .... production assistant (uncredited)
Leon Turner .... thanks for the series

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rand Ravich  creator

DistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Ireland:44 min (including commercials)

Did You Know?

Continuity: When Ted gets stuck out at the solar farm, they build a fire that night before they go to bed. The next day there are no ashes or place a fire was built as they are waking up.See more »
[first lines]
Charlie Crews:I want to tell you about the dream I had last night.
Ted Earley:Were there clowns in it?
Charlie Crews:No.
Ted Earley:I don't like dreams with clowns.
Charlie Crews:Who does? Although there are no clowns in this dream.
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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Scenarists do really need to be more computer-literate., 14 June 2008
Author: acerbic-1 from Russian Federation

Pff! It pisses me off.

I thought things like computer monitors exploding from hacker's attack are all in the past.

Yet this episode shows that a beer spilled on a keyboard causes monitor's image distortion and flickering. And not only that computer's monitor, but a neighbor monitor as well! Is it a kind of "infectious malfunction"? (By the way, this kind of malfunction CAN be produced on CRT monitor, only if damage applied to monitor's internals, but definitely this cannot be happening on LCDs, not by hardware damage).

For those who don't know: keyboard to computer is like remote to TV - if you crash remote you won't be able to control your TV, but that is all, no odd image distortions!!!

The other thing of this episode - secret database hidden behind a game - it is just ridiculous! Oh, theoretically one can make this trick. If that person is a super-duper hacker/programmer. Do you imagine how much efforts it takes to actually decompose a solid application and merge into it a stand-alone commercial database engine? And every time he wants to look into his database he must spend few hours to reach level 10?

I am software engineer myself and I tell you: It is much easier to use a simple password check, than build a monstrous system which can be bypassed by just any teen around.

It seems that the scenarists were in prison for many years?

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