The missions and trials of a Toronto police tactical unit.
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 Ed Lane (75 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Julianna 'Jules' Callaghan (75 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Sam Braddock (75 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Michelangelo 'Spike' Scarlatti (75 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Kevin 'Wordy' Wordsworth (52 episodes, 2008-2012)
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When the Strategic Response Unit arrives, the rules change. The bad guy's caught - he just doesn't know it yet. The SRU, inspired by Toronto's Emergency Task Force, is a handpicked team of elite cops. High risk is their business and these men and women do it all: rescue hostages, bust gangs, defuse bombs. Talk down suicidal teens. Protect the Pope. They handle state-of-the-art weapons - sniper rifles, flash-bang grenades, tasers. They climb the sides of buildings. See through walls. But they're different from other SWAT teams. Because their arsenal also includes a gift for words. A knowledge of human intuition. An instinct for when it's time to negotiate - and when the 'solution' calls for something more. On the scene, they're in charge. No one knows their job better. SRU Constables outrank senior Inspectors - and the Inspectors don't like it. Regular uniforms grumble when pushed aside by the SRU 'prima donnas.' While secretly wishing they were in their place. It's a tough job. A job ... Written by Anonymous

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Based on the Emergency Task Force of the Toronto Police Service. Enrico Colantoni did the show because his brother was a 30-year veteran of the Toronto Police. See more »

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Personnel constantly refer to themselves and others as Officer. The correct rank is Constable. See more »

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Referenced in Way Off Broadway: Where's Taz? (2012) See more »

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by Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner
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All in one show! Excellent!
3 December 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is an amazing show! From the production point of view, it's very well done, made with a lot of effort and attention to details. The cast is superb, each actor very well placed in his/her role and with a collective chemistry that is palpable. (Just met Hugh today in the street and he's such a nice, cool guy!)

Each episode is very original, with just the right amount of action, drama and gadgetry to keep our interest and look forward to the next episode. The interesting part is that is also has a very high emotional content, sometimes from the victim's side, sometimes from the team's side and even from the "bad guys"'. I have to confess that I have teared up in the last few episodes at some point. Also love the fact that is set and filmed in Toronto, without trying to make it looks like any other city. I don't know if the real unit in our Police Force is that good, but nevertheless, it certainly makes us respect more their profession.


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