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Writer (WGA):
Jane Espenson (written by)
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Release Date:
27 October 2009 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
When the initial Cylon attack against the Twelve Colonies fails to achieve complete extermination of human life as planned, twin Number Ones (Cavils) embedded on Galactica and Caprica must improvise to destroy the human survivors. | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Insulting to Fans and a Poor Piece of Work in General See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Edward James Olmos ... Commander William Adama (also archive footage)

Dean Stockwell ... Brother Cavil (also archive footage)

Michael Trucco ... Samuel Anders (also archive footage)

Grace Park ... Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii (also archive footage)

Michael Hogan ... Colonel Saul Tigh (also archive footage)

Aaron Douglas ... Chief Galen Tyrol (also archive footage)

Callum Keith Rennie ... Leoben Conoy (also archive footage)

Kate Vernon ... Ellen Tigh (also archive footage)

Rick Worthy ... Simon (also archive footage)

Lymari Nadal ... Giana O'Neill

Matthew Bennett ... Aaron Doral (also archive footage)

Rekha Sharma ... Tory Foster

Tricia Helfer ... Number Six / Shelly Godfrey (also archive footage)

Alisen Down ... Jean Barolay

Tiffany Lyndall-Knight ... Hybrid
Alonso Oyarzun ... Specialist Socinus

Colin Corrigan ... Nowart

Diego Diablo Del Mar ... Hillard
Bruce Dawson ... Coach
Lawrence Haegert ... Wheeler

Maya Washington ... Sue Shaun

Luvia Petersen ... Kai

Richard Yearwood ... Marine

Alex Ferris ... Boy
Gina Vultaggio ... Jemmy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tommy Europe ... Rally

Leah Cairns ... Lt. Margaret 'Racetrack' Edmondson (archive footage) (uncredited)

Nicki Clyne ... Cally Henderson (archive footage) (uncredited)

Alessandro Juliani ... Felix Gaeta (archive footage) (uncredited)

Lucy Lawless ... D'Anna Biers (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kandyse McClure ... Anastasia Dualla (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tahmoh Penikett ... Karl Agathon (archive footage) (uncredited)

Katee Sackhoff ... Kara Thrace (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Edward James Olmos 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jane Espenson (written by)

Produced by
Maril Davis .... associate producer
David Eick .... executive producer
Jane Espenson .... executive producer
Harvey Frand .... producer
Ron French .... producer (as Ron E. French)
Glen A. Larson .... consulting producer
Paul M. Leonard .... co-producer
Siân McArthur .... co-producer
Ronald D. Moore .... executive producer
Andrew Seklir .... associate producer
Gregg Tilson .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Bear McCreary 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen McNutt 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Lim 
Andrew Seklir 
 
Production Design by
Richard Hudolin 
 
Costume Design by
Glenne Campbell 
 
Makeup Department
Vincenza Celentano-Smith .... assistant makeup artist (as Vincenza Celentano)
Vincenza Celentano-Smith .... assistant makeup artist
Ankaraj Eden .... key makeup artist
Patricia Murray .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Brooke Murphy .... post-production supervisor
Wayne Rose .... production manager
Todd Sharp .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marian Koprada .... third assistant director
Wayne Rose .... second unit director
Jody Ryan .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Dylan Dowd .... lead greens person
Lisle Fehlauer .... set dresser
Colin Meacham .... on-set dresser
Mark Prior .... lead dresser
Brendan Taylor .... set dresser
Maurice Woodworth .... on-set dresser: second unit
Maurice Woodworth .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Rick Bal .... sound mixer
Daniel Colman .... sound designer
Daniel Colman .... supervising sound editor
Greg Hewett .... boom operator
Sam C. Lewis .... supervising foley editor
Richard Partlow .... foley artist
Naan Spiess .... second boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Andrew Chamberlayne .... special effects coordinator
Michael Radil .... special effects assistant
William D. Ryan .... first assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Greg Behrens .... visual effects coordinator
Manuel Choi .... render coordinator
Michael Davidson .... visual effects artist
O.T. Hight .... visual effects artist
Gary Hutzel .... visual effects supervisor
Jeremy Lang .... head of information technology
Randy Little .... visual effects artist
James Allan May .... visual effects artist
Heather McAuliff .... digital compositor
Ryan Schroer .... compositor
David Takemura .... visual effects coordinator
Farrah L. Welch .... render assistant
Kelly Whitfield .... visual effects production assistant
 
Stunts
Dustin Brooks .... fire performer
Colin Decker .... fire stunt assistant
Mike Mitchell .... stunt coordinator
Dan Redford .... stunt double
Chad Sayn .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Akehurst .... lightboard operator
Jonathan Chapman .... rigging lamp operator
Darius de Andrade .... camera trainee
Curt Griebel .... key grip
Andrew Mackie .... key rigging grip
Ryan McMaster .... camera operator: "a" camera
Ryan McMaster .... director of photography: second unit
Mike Sankey .... digital imaging technician
Richard F. Spencer .... director of photography: behind the scenes
Tim Spencer .... camera operator "a" camera (2009)
Jeff Trebenski .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Leduc .... costume supervisor
Katherine Wigzell .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Matthew Gilna .... assistant editor
Eric Lea .... visual effects editor
Christopher Currall .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Bettina Zachariah .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Avila .... musician: bass
Michael Baber .... music editor
Steve Bartek .... musician: guitars
Chris Bleth .... musician: ethnic woodwinds
Paul Cartwright .... musician: violin
M.B. Gordy .... musician: percussion
Ira Ingber .... musician: guitars
Steve Kaplan .... scoring engineer
Brandon Roberts .... composer: additional music
Aaron Roethe .... composer: additional music
Aaron Roethe .... scoring coordinator
Laurence Schwarz .... assistant engineer
Jordan Seigel .... orchestrator
John W. Snyder .... scoring assistant
Martin St. Pierre .... musician: erhu
Dan Rimas .... music licensing (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Brian Whitlock .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Laurie Boyle .... production accountant
Jess Campbell .... key production assistant
Kevin R. Grazier .... science advisor
Brynn Kinnee .... background coordinator
Glen A. Larson .... original creator
Laura Livingstone .... assistant production coordinator
Bonita Mackay-Larson .... payroll clerk
Carol Marks-George .... unit publicist
Julian Marles .... location production assistant
Ben McGinnis .... assistant to writer
Ronald D. Moore .... developer
David Reed .... script coordinator
Jessica Sawaf .... office production assistant
Kent Sponagle .... location manager
Nicole Stojkovich .... second assistant coordinator
 
Thanks
Harvey Frand .... in loving memory
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Battlestar Galactica: The Plan" - USA (video box title)
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Runtime:
112 min | 90 min (TV version)
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Trivia:
Edward James Olmos and Dean Stockwell first played together in the 1985 Miami Vice episode "Bushido".See more »
Quotes:
The Hybrid:Progress reports arriving. The farms of Aerilon are burning. The beaches of Canceron are burning. The plains of Leonis are burning. The jungles of Scorpia are burning. The pastures of Tauron are burning. The harbors of Picon are burning. The cities of Caprica are burning. The oceans of Aquaria are burning. The courthouses of Libran are burning. The forests of Virgon are burning. The Colonies of Man lie trampled at our feet.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Boy with Green Hair (1948)See more »

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22 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Insulting to Fans and a Poor Piece of Work in General, 27 December 2009
Author: killblue from United States

I had mixed feelings about the concept of The Plan before I saw it: Olmos spoke a lot about The Plan at a panel at '09 Wizard World Convention in Philadelphia. He was very excited about the project and led us to believe that we would be presented an intimate look at an extended Cylon plot that ran concurrently with the series as a whole.

He did not deliver.

First, the movie is at least 40% Archive Footage (taken from Season 1 and Season 2). The scenes are woven in as helpful "reminders". These "reminders" help connect events from the show to their extended explanations in "The Plan". Truthfully, the archive footage is abrupt and unnecessary. Fans would easily be able to connect "The Plan"'s events.

The story of this movie lacks the provocative and thought-inspiring nature that BSG is so respected for. The writing is poor and the events play out in rather unspectacular way.

The only thing that saves this movie is the strong performances by Dean Cain, Tricia Helfer, and Callum Keith Rennie. Though the writing is not up to normal standards, these actors' mastery over their characters is readily apparent in this flimsy companion piece.

Overall, watch "The Plan", it's not very long and has a few interesting moments (spread far out in the film). More importantly, if you're interested in Brother Cavil, this is a great way to get some perspective on the bitter Cylon "leader." You need to disconnect your brain a little bit at some points (like seeing 7 Cylons hiding in plain sight on Galactica), and if you can, you can enjoy the bits of BSG-goodness hidden in the film.

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