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September 2008 (USA) See more »
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One man. Two very different lives.
Plot:
Henry Spivey, an efficiency expert, lives a typical suburban life, right down to the wife, two kids... See more »
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1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Slater is terrific in this creative, crazy twist on the double agent spy series See more (27 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 11 of 16)

Christian Slater ... Edward Albright / ... (9 episodes, 2008)

Mike O'Malley ... Raymond Carter / ... (9 episodes, 2008)

Saffron Burrows ... Dr. Norah Skinner (9 episodes, 2008)

Mädchen Amick ... Angelica 'Angie' Spivey (9 episodes, 2008)

Alfre Woodard ... Mavis Heller / ... (9 episodes, 2008)

Omid Abtahi ... Tony Nazari (9 episodes, 2008)

Taylor Lautner ... Jack Spivey (7 episodes, 2008)

Bella Thorne ... Ruthy Spivey (6 episodes, 2008)

James Cromwell ... Alistair Trumbull (6 episodes, 2008)

Mindy Sterling ... Arlene Scott (5 episodes, 2008)

Missy Yager ... Mary Grady (5 episodes, 2008)
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Series Directed by
David Semel (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Writing credits
Jason Smilovic (9 episodes, 2008)
Rafe Judkins (8 episodes, 2008)
Lauren LeFranc (2 episodes, 2008)
Tyler Mitchell (2 episodes, 2008)

Series Produced by
Kim Clements .... supervising producer (9 episodes, 2008)
John Eisendrath .... executive producer (9 episodes, 2008)
Michael Hissrich .... line producer / producer (9 episodes, 2008)
Courtney Kemp Agboh .... co-producer (9 episodes, 2008)
Robert Kravis .... co-producer (9 episodes, 2008)
Tyler Mitchell .... co-producer (9 episodes, 2008)
David Semel .... executive producer (9 episodes, 2008)
Jason Smilovic .... executive producer (9 episodes, 2008)
Patrick Ward .... co-producer (9 episodes, 2008)
Daniel Knauf .... co-executive producer (6 episodes, 2008)
Aida Rodgers .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2008)
Mark Rosner .... co-executive producer (6 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Original Music by
John McCarthy (9 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Cinematography by
Oliver Bokelberg (9 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Film Editing by
Henk Van Eeghen (3 episodes, 2008)
Paul Dixon (2 episodes, 2008)
Robert Florio (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Casting by
John Papsidera (9 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Production Design by
Steve Hardie (9 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Direction by
Val Wilt (9 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Barbara Cassel (8 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Costume Design by
Kathryn Morrison (9 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Makeup Department
Amy L. Disarro .... key makeup artist (9 episodes, 2008)
Mary Ann Valdes .... hair department head / department head hair stylist (9 episodes, 2008)
Rebecca Alling .... makeup department head (8 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Production Management
Devin Rich .... post-production supervisor (9 episodes, 2008)
Aida Rodgers .... unit production manager (9 episodes, 2008)
Tyler Romary .... assistant unit production manager (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carla Graichen .... additional assistant director / additional second assistant director (9 episodes, 2008)
Frank Tignini .... second second assistant director (9 episodes, 2008)
Tyler Romary .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 2008)
Adam Ben Frank .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2008)
Eric Tignini .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2008)
Joe May .... additional second assistant director (3 episodes, 2008)
Sunday Stevens .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Department
Fritz Ebner .... lead man / leadman (10 episodes, 2008)
Melissa Gelmo .... set dresser (10 episodes, 2008)
Lisa Goldsmith .... buyer (9 episodes, 2008)
Jason E. Hatfield .... set dresser (9 episodes, 2008)
Lizzy Jane Klein .... art department assistant / art department production assistant (9 episodes, 2008)
Brook Mansbridge .... propmaker/gangboss (9 episodes, 2008)
Caroline Quinn .... set designer (9 episodes, 2008)
Bryan Turk .... general foreman (9 episodes, 2008)
Whit Vogel .... art department coordinator (9 episodes, 2008)
Kyle Michael Wilson .... art department assistant (9 episodes, 2008)
Daniel Turk .... construction coordinator (8 episodes, 2008)
Briana Dorner .... assistant property master (6 episodes, 2008)
Douglas T. Madison .... property master (6 episodes, 2008)
Gary Dent .... set dresser (4 episodes, 2008)
Michael Panevics .... armourer (4 episodes, 2008)
Larry Morgan .... propmaker (3 episodes, 2008)
Kirk Graves .... on-set dresser (2 episodes, 2008)
Neal W. Zoromski .... property master (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Sound Department
Zeke Richardson .... sound editor (10 episodes, 2008)
Bruce M. Honda .... dialogue editor (9 episodes, 2008)
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer (9 episodes, 2008)
Walter Newman .... sound supervisor (9 episodes, 2008)
Srdjan 'Serge' Popovic .... boom operator (9 episodes, 2008)
Bob Redpath .... sound supervisor (9 episodes, 2008)
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... sound re-recording mixer (9 episodes, 2008)
Martin Schloemer .... sound recordist (9 episodes, 2008)
Deron Street .... first assistant sound editor (9 episodes, 2008)
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer (9 episodes, 2008)
Ryan Young .... adr mixer (9 episodes, 2008)
Patrick Hanson .... production sound mixer (8 episodes, 2008)
Eric Maxwell .... foley editor (3 episodes, 2008)
Julie Altus .... adr recordist (2 episodes, 2008)
Rob Cunningham .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2008)
Jason Oliver .... adr recordist (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Special Effects by
Brendon O'Dell .... special effects supervisor (9 episodes, 2008)
Jake Valdez .... special effects technician (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Christopher D. Martin .... digital compositing supervisor (10 episodes, 2008)
Tyler Foell .... visual effects producer: Stargate Studios (9 episodes, 2008)
O.T. Hight .... visual effects artist (9 episodes, 2008)
Paul Linden .... visual effects supervisor (9 episodes, 2008)
Jon Rhinehardt .... compositor (9 episodes, 2008)
Victor Scalise .... visual effects supervisor (9 episodes, 2008)
Diego Galtieri .... digital compositor (6 episodes, 2008)
Ryan Wieber .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 2008)
Rodrigo Armendariz .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2008)
Eric Belanger .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2008)
Mark Fletcher .... screen graphics designer (2 episodes, 2008)
Jared Jones .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2008)
Jason Korber .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2008)
Brenda Li .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2008)
Nobuteru Sasagawa .... visual effects (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Stunts
Ian Quinn .... stunt coordinator (9 episodes, 2008)
Marc Schaffer .... lead stunt double: Christian Slater / stunt double: Christian Slater (9 episodes, 2008)
Eyad Elbitar .... stunt performer / stunt performer: Russian #4 / ... (3 episodes, 2008)
Stephen W. Schriver .... stunts / stunt performer: Russian #5 (3 episodes, 2008)
Gianni Biasetti Sr. .... skydiving supervisor / stunts (2 episodes, 2008)
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts (2 episodes, 2008)
Jimmy Sprague .... utility stunts (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Waide R. Allen .... lighting technician (10 episodes, 2008)
Kevin Kennedy .... key grip (9 episodes, 2008)
Frank Klepadlo .... key rigging grip / rigging key grip / ... (9 episodes, 2008)
Ryan Louden .... best boy / key grip (9 episodes, 2008)
Thomas McGough .... electrician (9 episodes, 2008)
Yen P. Nguyen .... second assistant camera (9 episodes, 2008)
George A. Olson Jr. .... assistant camera / first assistant camera: "b" camera (9 episodes, 2008)
Joel Perkal .... first assistant camera / first assistant camera: "a" camera (9 episodes, 2008)
Glade Quinn .... dolly grip (9 episodes, 2008)
Roger Sassen .... gaffer (9 episodes, 2008)
Tony Schultz .... second assistant camera (9 episodes, 2008)
Scott Fuller .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2008)
Richard Maxey .... dolly grip (8 episodes, 2008)
Michael G. Wojciechowski .... camera operator / director of photography: second unit / ... (8 episodes, 2008)
Todd Csernecky .... electrician (5 episodes, 2008)
Jack L. Zeman .... still photographer (3 episodes, 2008)
Eric Leach .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2008)
Adam L. Taylor .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Casting Department
Johnny Gidcomb .... adr voice casting (10 episodes, 2008)
Jennifer Cram .... casting associate (9 episodes, 2008)
Dylan Jury .... casting assistant (9 episodes, 2008)
E.L. Staehli .... extras casting (9 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roger J. Forker .... key costumer (9 episodes, 2008)
Dana Kay Hart .... costume supervisor (8 episodes, 2008)
Elizabeth Abate .... costumer (2 episodes, 2008)
Kristen Evenson .... costumer (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Editorial Department
Christopher Currall .... on-line editor (9 episodes, 2008)
Fred Eldridge .... colorist (9 episodes, 2008)
Andrew Leven .... post-production assistant (9 episodes, 2008)
Joey Reinisch .... post-production assistant (9 episodes, 2008)
Brian J. Cavanaugh .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2008)
Roger Fenton .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Music Department
Kerri K. Drootin .... music supervisor (9 episodes, 2008)
Will Holliday .... assistant music editor (9 episodes, 2008)
Brad Segal .... music editor / composer: source music (9 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Transportation Department
John A. Brubaker .... transportation coordinator (9 episodes, 2008)
Adam Fox .... transportation dispatcher (9 episodes, 2008)
Fred Teague .... transportation captain (9 episodes, 2008)
Alberto Coto .... transportation (3 episodes, 2008)
Richard Denson .... driver (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Other crew
Jon Haaz .... armorer (10 episodes, 2008)
David J. Burke .... consultant (9 episodes, 2008)
Bryan Cogman .... assistant: writers (9 episodes, 2008)
Jason D'Alberti .... office production assistant (9 episodes, 2008)
Patsy Fitzgerald .... key assistant location manager (9 episodes, 2008)
Nowell Grossman .... production accountant (9 episodes, 2008)
Tracy Hepler .... office production assistant (9 episodes, 2008)
Karl Herrmann .... assistant: Mr. Kravis (9 episodes, 2008)
Kathleen Keller .... production coordinator (9 episodes, 2008)
Sean Kotzin .... script coordinator (9 episodes, 2008)
Eric Lombart .... office production assistant (9 episodes, 2008)
Michelle Maloney .... assistant: Mr. Hissrich / assistant: Michael Hissrich / ... (9 episodes, 2008)
Lucas Moore .... studio teacher (9 episodes, 2008)
Sarah Quale .... assistant production coordinator (9 episodes, 2008)
Juliet Seniff .... assistant: director / assistant: Mr. Semel (9 episodes, 2008)
Riley Stearns .... assistant to writers (9 episodes, 2008)
Patience Thoreson .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 2008)
Martin Usher .... production assistant / set production assistant (9 episodes, 2008)
Mark Zuckerbrow .... production secretary (9 episodes, 2008)
Jonathan Jansen .... location manager (8 episodes, 2008)
Erin Long .... first assistant accountant (8 episodes, 2008)
Ali Baldwin .... accounting clerk (6 episodes, 2008)
Scott Murphy .... executive story editor (6 episodes, 2008)
Johanna Silverman .... assistant: Mr. Cromwell (6 episodes, 2008)
Shea E. Butler .... additional script supervisor / script supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)
Fred Fein .... stand-in (4 episodes, 2008)
Michael D. Witman .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2008)
Jacob Gilbert .... production assistant / set production assistant (2 episodes, 2008)
Ian Larsson .... additional set production assistant (2 episodes, 2008)
Gregory Tapscott .... key assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2008)
 

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Slater is terrific in this creative, crazy twist on the double agent spy series, 24 January 2009
Author: liquidcelluloid-1 from www.liquidcelluloid.blog.com

Network: NBC; Genre: Action/Adventure; Content Rating: TV-14 (violence and some sexual content); Perspective: contemporary (star range: 1 – 4);

Seasons Reviewed: Complete Series (1 season)

Henry (Christian Slater) is an efficiency expert with a wife and two kids. He's such a nice guy, his life is so normal and ordinary that you just know he has to be a secret agent. He just doesn't know it. When called onto assignments, a secret government agency activates hardware in his brain that temporary wipes out Henry and loads in the personality of secret black ops badass assassin Edward. When returning Henry to his normal life false memories are implanted to explain any cuts or bruises. But we've got a problem. Henry/Edward is now broken. He starts snapping back and forth between personalities at random moments bringing Edward into Henry's home life and Henry for the first time into the high stakes world of Edward's.

I love this show. What a great idea. What a crisp and fun execution. What a deliciously entertaining series. "My Own Worst Enemy" is an imaginative shot in the arm for the spy series, putting a new spin on the classic double life storyline by keeping the agent himself in the dark, putting him at odds with (as the title so aptly describes) himself. I'm not even divulging my favorite little twist in the show, suffice to say it surprises from the beginning when the origin of the digital personality split is revealed.

Due to its at-home-on-cable complex premise, the show never caught fire with an audience and NBC is too cheap to keep it around until it could. That's a shame because had it been seen by more eyes this could have been a Kiefer Sutherland-level comeback for Christian Slater. Slater is terrific in dual role, playing both Henry and Edward with slightly different mannerisms and voices, fully vested in both the bumbling family man and the ruthless womanizing killer. Edward takes pleasure in sleeping with Henry's wife when he takes over but can't stand the domestic duties like buying his daughter a dress for the school dance. Henry freaks out when he wakes up in the bed of the company psychiatrist (Saffron Burrows) who Edward is sleeping with or in the field on a mission. None of this is played as cheesy, from Slater or in the show's unblinking treatment of material that goes along way to make material work that so easily could have fallen into camp.

The show also works, both on the home front stories and as an action series ride with Henry/Edward's cell phone recorder serving as a bridge by which the two personalities communicate (and threaten) each other. This is more than can be said for the more procedural, less cinematic spy thriller "the Unit", which still juggles domestic and black ops story lines awkwardly.

Mike O'Malley really surprises as Edward's partner, Raymond, another agent in the program. The wife of his alias, Joe, has grown suspicious leading her further to the truth. O'Malley is unrecognizable as the ruthless Raymond. This guy would eviscerate his "Yes Dear" character without thinking twice. On the other side is Alfrie Woodward as the program's overseer, who after her jump the shark performance in season 2 of "Desperate Housewives" could not look more lost or uninterested with everything going on. Acting fireplug James Cromwell also appears as her gruff superior office –a role Cromwell could do in his sleep.

Like "The Unit", "Enemy" isn't a "24"-level thrill ride. We never feel things won't work out for our heroes. The fun is in seeing how. What resourceful way will Henry keep to his core human principals while trying to dispatch an international terrorist? But the missions are nothing compared to the battle between the two men. That's where the show's imaginative playground is. How far will Edward go to push or even get rid of Henry? The action hits all the right notes here. This isn't serious spy stuff. It's pulpy Jason Bourne over-the-top movie spy stuff. Extremely entertaining spy stuff at that.

* * * ½ / 4

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