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"NCIS" Broken Bird (2009)"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Broken Bird (original title)

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Writers:
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
13 January 2009 (Season 6, Episode 13)
Plot:
On a sidewalk a former fiancée fatally stabs a petty officer; while Gibbs and company investigate, a different woman accuses Ducky of a war crime and stabs him through one hand. Ducky surrenders, but Gibbs sorts it out and gets Ducky free. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Mark Harmon ... Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Michael Weatherly ... Anthony DiNozzo

Cote de Pablo ... Ziva David

Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto

Sean Murray ... Timothy McGee

Rocky Carroll ... Leon Vance (credit only)

David McCallum ... Dr. Donald Mallard

Brian Dietzen ... Jimmy Palmer

Bernard White ... Afghani Ambassador Qasim Saydia

Torri Higginson ... Dr. Jordan Hampton

David Dayan Fisher ... Trent Kort

Naz Deravian ... Mosuma Daoub

Dariush Kashani ... Ezmaray Daoub
Kym Hoy ... Cheryl Young

Sharni Vinson ... Jeannette

Mark Sheppard ... Young Mr. Pain

William Morgan Sheppard ... Marcin Jerek / Mr. Pain (as W. Morgan Sheppard)
Nick McDow ... Javid

Tim Chiou ... Petty Officer Kevin Lim

Salman Bokhari ... Young Afghani Man

Episode Crew
Directed by
James Whitmore Jr. 
 
Writing credits
Donald P. Bellisario (created by) &
Don McGill (created by)

Jesse Stern (written by)

Produced by
David Bellisario .... producer
Donald P. Bellisario .... executive producer
Steven D. Binder .... supervising producer
Shane Brennan .... executive producer
Frank Cardea .... co-executive producer
Avery C. Drewe .... producer
Dan E. Fesman .... co-executive producer
Mark Harmon .... producer
Mark Horowitz .... co-executive producer
Chas. Floyd Johnson .... executive producer
Alfonso H. Moreno .... supervising producer
David J. North .... producer
Joshua Rexon .... co-producer
George Schenck .... co-executive producer
Mark R. Schilz .... supervising producer
Reed Steiner .... consulting producer
Jesse Stern .... producer
Julie B. Watson .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
Brian Kirk 
 
Cinematography by
William Webb (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Randy D. Wiles 
 
Casting by
Susan Bluestein 
Jason Kennedy 
 
Production Design by
Robert J. Bacon 
 
Art Direction by
Chas. Butcher 
 
Set Decoration by
Lynn Wolverton-Parker 
 
Makeup Department
Carla Dean .... hair stylist
Joe Hailey .... makeup artist
Tina Hoffman .... special makeup effects artist
Sharon Simon .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Susan Hollander .... pre-production supervisor
Christopher J. Molnar .... post-production supervisor
David Schiller .... production supervisor
Mark R. Schilz .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José Clemente Hernandez .... second assistant director
Robert Roda .... first assistant director
Kelly Stevens .... additional second assistant director
Steven Hacker .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Mike Cunningham .... property master (as Michael L. Cunningham)
Michael Hexum .... set dresser
Douglas S. Reilly .... graphic designer
Brian Russo .... set dresser
Timothy Sandor .... on-set dresser
Thom Schaefer .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Steve Bowerman .... production sound mixer
Dale Chaloukian .... dialogue editor
Ross Davis .... sound re-recording mixer
Aaron Levy .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Schorer .... supervising sound editor
Masanobu 'Tomi' Tomita .... sound editor
James Bailey .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Larry L. Fuentes .... special effects coordinator (as Larry Fuentes)
 
Visual Effects by
Paul Le Blanc .... video computer graphics
Doug Spilatro .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Courtney Farnsworth .... stunt performer
Diamond Farnsworth .... stunt coordinator
Tom McComas .... stunt double: Michael Weatherly (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christos Bitsakos .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Christos C. Bitsakos)
George Loomis .... camera operator: "a" camera
Chad W. Murray .... video playback supervisor
David A. Santos .... rigging key grip
 
Casting Department
Meredith Fordney .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
L. Paul Dafelmair .... costume supervisor (as Paul Dafelmair)
Rachel Good .... costume supervisor
Philip Maldonado .... costumer
Catherine Peña .... set costumer
Gregory B. Peña .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
George Delaney .... final colorist
Jonathan Poirier .... assistant editor (as Jonathan N.C. Poirier)
 
Music Department
Greg Burns .... composer: additional music
Jeff Burns .... composer: additional music
Matt Hawkins .... composer: theme music
Maurice Jackson .... composer: theme music
Neil Martin .... composer: theme music
Stephen M. Rowe .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Greg Nutt .... transportation coordinator
Leo Stefanos .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Leon Carroll Jr. .... technical advisor
Sara Chaiken .... production coordinator
Jessie Coleman .... assistant: executive producer (as Jessie Coleman-Troost)
Leslie Elias .... assistant to executive producer
Craig Harvey .... technical advisor
Emily Kirylo .... key assistant location manager
Jaime Lykins .... production assistant (as Jaime Killion)
Harriet Margulies .... assistant to producer
Ted Martinez .... production accountant
Debra Mayfield .... assistant to executive producer
Jim McClafferty .... location manager
Catherine Pittman .... animal coordinator
Sally Roddy .... script supervisor (as Sally J. Roddy)
Chalis Romero .... production assistant
Sam Sako .... cultural advisor & dialect coach
Joel Sinderman .... key assistant location manager
Fahim Fazli .... adr voice (uncredited)
Matt Sigloch .... military advisor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Michael L. Smith .... special thanks (as Lieutenant Michael Smith)
 

Series Crew
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Produced by
Stephanie Antosca .... producer: Washington DC
Mike Fountain .... producer: Washington, DC
 
Costume Design by
Bruce Gareth Chen 
L. Paul Dafelmair 
 
Makeup Department
Ozzy Alvarez .... special makeup effects artist
Rocky Faulkner .... special makeup effects artist
Frank Fontaine .... hair stylist
Matthew Jorgensen .... painter/makeup lab technician
Rich Knight .... life casting
Heather Mages .... special makeup effects artist
Timothy A. Miguel .... makeup artist
Matthew W. Mungle .... special makeup effects artist (seasons 1-2)
Norman Page .... makeup artist
Glenn Pulliam .... special makeup effects lab technician
Thea Samuels .... assistant makeup artist
Steven R. Soussanna .... personal makeup artist
Tegan Taylor .... makeup artist
Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kate Marie Boyle .... DGA trainee day player
Nick Candy .... dga trainee day player
Aaron Critchlow .... dga trainee
Ime Etuk .... first assistant director: second unit
Yor-El Francis .... dga trainee
Marla Hudnall .... dga trainee
Matthew Janssen .... dga trainee
Joann Matsuo .... dga trainee
Andrew N. Miller .... dga trainee day player
Shawn Pipkin .... dga trainee
Ruben Flores Rios II .... second second assistant director: Washington D.C.
Molly Rodriguez .... dayplayer second second assistant director
Kurt Uebersax .... second assistant director: Washington DC
Kea Watson .... DGA trainee day player (2004)
 
Art Department
Dan Begakis .... leadman
Robert Bernard .... graphic designer
Wren Boney .... fixtures
Maike Both .... buyer
Colleen Broderick .... set decoration buyer
Kirk Essiambre .... set dresser
Geoffrey Mandel .... graphic designer
Eric Rood .... assistant property master
Eric Rood .... greens (2003)
Penny Smartt-Juday .... art coordinator
 
Sound Department
Mark Agostino .... audio playback operator
Marty Church .... adr mixer
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York (multiple episodes)
Jesse Dodd .... foley mixer (as Jesse K-D. Dodd)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Carrie Lisonbee .... assistant sound editor
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
Dean St. John .... adr mixer (season 2-)
Richard S. Steele .... sound editor
Tom Thoms .... boom operator
 
Visual Effects by
Trey Freeman .... digital compositor
John F. Gross .... visual effects supervisor: Eden FX
Craig Kuehne .... digital compositor
Steve Kullback .... visual effects producer: MFX
Kurt McKeever .... digital effects artist
Sean Mullen .... digital compositor
Sean M. Scott .... digital effects artist
Matt von Brock .... digital artist
Eric Hance .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Brian Avery .... stunts (4 episodes)
Joni Avery .... stunt performer
Sophia Crawford .... stunt double
Donna Evans .... stunt driver
Dennis Fitzgerald .... stunts
Michael Hilow .... stunt double (2010)
Fred Lerner .... stunts
Eric Matuschek .... stunts
Jeff Podgurski .... stunts
J.P. Romano .... stunts
Ray Siegle .... stunts
Paul Sklar .... stunts
Justin Sundquist .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Bartolini .... electrician (pilot episode)
John S. Campbell .... night light operator
Porfirio Dominguez .... best boy grip: second unit
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician
Matt Gulbin .... grip
Mitch Gulbin .... key grip: second unit
Jon L. Kunkel .... camera operator
Jon L. Kunkel .... director of photography: second unit
David Leite .... grip
Gary Lowrance .... electrician
Jim Marquette .... camera operator
Michael R. Marquette .... assistant camera
Conor Murphy .... camera production assistant (2005)
Tony Olivieri .... first assistant camera
Michael Piekutowski .... rigging electrician
Kurt E. Soderling .... aerial director of photography
Charles A. Vogeler .... 24 frame video operator
Mark Walpole .... assistant camera: Washington D.C.
 
Editorial Department
John C. Robinson .... colorist
 
Transportation Department
Bruce Callahan .... driver
Kelsey Kimes .... driver
Charlie Ping .... driver
Larry Stelling .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Anthony Batarse .... adr voice
Ted Bayard .... assistant location manager
Ralph 'Sonny' Berger .... production executive
Gil Boyne .... technical advisor: military (2004-)
Tammy Brooks .... hand double
Tammy Brooks .... stand-in
Guin Dill .... animal trainer
Conrade Gamble .... technical advisor: military
Natalie Hartman .... victim photo
Susan Hollander .... pre-production supervisor (2004-)
Margery Kimbrough .... script supervisor: second unit
Alex Knowles .... production assistant (early episodes)
John Latenser V .... location manager
Erica McIntosh .... assistant production coordinator (pilot episode)
Dauv McNeely .... computer and video playback technician
Larry Potoker .... computer/video playback operator
Stephanie A. Purdy .... animal trainer
Jenny Rettig .... publicist
John Trujillo .... layout board
Troy Waters .... marine coordinator
Katie Watson .... publicist
Marie Whitaker .... assistant: Michael Weatherly
Jonathan Zurer .... producer: Washington D.C.
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service: Broken Bird (#6.13)" - USA (original title)
Runtime:
60 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
"Mr. Pain" is played by 'W. Morgan Sheppard'. The "Mr. Pain" in the 30-year-old 8mm film is played by Mark Sheppard, his son.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: People are wearing coats and the cold is explicitly commented on. But the trees outside the office window and over the victim's body are in full leaf, which would be impossible in winter in the Washington DC area.See more »
Quotes:
Afghani Ambassador Qasim Saydia:Lack of respect shown by you and your people, you will create an international incident.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs:You're the diplomat, not me.
Afghani Ambassador Qasim Saydia:Obviously. Dr. Mallard?
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard:Ambassador?
Afghani Ambassador Qasim Saydia:Have you brought legal counsel?
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard:I don't need counsel. I've come here to surrender.
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Soundtrack:
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5 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Disappointed, 17 January 2009
Author: naotachannel from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

One of the first episodes in a long time I did not enjoy. Apparently, according to the storyline, you're allowed to stab people and get away with it - as long as you're an angry Muslim. This sends a message that is so wrong, it's mind boggling. Can you imagine if other groups in this country start adopting that policy? There are plenty of angry people that live here, of every conceivable background (including hate groups like the KKK and the Black Panthers). Should they be allowed to hurt others with impunity also, because they SUSPECT someone did something wrong??

The woman never apologized, never had charges filed against her - nothing. She simply got away with stabbing someone. I hope this series doesn't devolve into one of those pro terrorist, anti American "message shows" - that seems to be a trend right now.

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