The Naval Criminal Investigation Service's Office of Special Projects takes on the undercover work and the hard to crack cases in LA. Key agents are G. Callen and Sam Hanna, streets kids risen through the ranks.
Dr. Cal Lightman teaches a course in body language and makes an honest fortune exploiting it. He's employed by various public authorities in various investigations, doing more when the ... See full summary »
An infamous 'psychic' abandons his public persona, outing himself as a fake, to focus on his work as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation in order to find "Red John," the madman who killed his wife and daughter.
Sam claims he only taught the "terrorists" plays from the junior varsity football team from Analy High School. Matt Nix (creator of Burn Notice) graduated from Analy High School in Sebastopol California. See more »
The clinic explosion knocks Ben and Sam over and they land a few feet apart. In the next shot they're right next to each other as they sit up. See more »
[after throwing a chainsaw at a group of attackers]
Now that's groovy!
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Fits right into the vein of Burn Notice. Not bad for a TV movie.
This was definitely worth the watch. At first I was going to rant about the crappy green screen shots and obvious CGI, but hey, this is TV they have a limited budget and Jeffrey Donovan isn't exactly Zack Snyder, but hey it is what it was.
Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe stars Bruce Campbell in the titular character in this origin story that falls into the Burn Notice universe. It explores the life of Sam Axe in 2005, just a couple of years prior the events of the first season of Burn Notice itself. The story centers around "Commander" Sam Axe, a Navy Seal officer who, after a case of indiscretion with a ranking officers wife, finds himself being sent to the far reaches of South America as penance for his sin, so to speak. Ensuing violence, hilarity and general Burn Notice-ness follows. Also "groovy" were the little in-jokes throughout the episode including the origin of Sam's oft nefarious and enigmatic alter-ego, Chuck Finley...
The story isn't terribly complex, its basically a straight up good guy VS bad guy film with just enough twists to keep one from getting bored, but the fun is the fact that the central whirligig of the whole thing is Bruce Campbell who spends the entire film is full, 100% Bruce Campbell mode. All of the standard things one would expect from a Burn Notice episode are there, action, comedy, a couple of MacGyver-esque situations along with a full circle ending. Jeffrey Donovan did an all around decent job with the film, and he also provides a funny cameo appearance as Michael Weston, of course, in the beginning of the film.
Its a solid 7/10 movie, as far as TV goes.
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