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1
Release Date:
2012 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Power runs in the family.
Plot:
A divorced, former First Lady, is currently serving as the Secretary of State. She deals with State Department issues, while trying to keep her family together. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 24 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Stunning Sigourney! See more (29 total) »

Cast

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Sigourney Weaver ... Elaine Barrish (6 episodes, 2012)

Carla Gugino ... Susan Berg (6 episodes, 2012)

James Wolk ... Douglas Hammond (6 episodes, 2012)

Sebastian Stan ... T.J. Hammond (6 episodes, 2012)

Brittany Ishibashi ... Anne Ogami (6 episodes, 2012)

Ellen Burstyn ... Margaret Barrish (6 episodes, 2012)

Ciarán Hinds ... Bud Hammond (6 episodes, 2012)

Adrian Pasdar ... President Paul Garcetti (6 episodes, 2012)

Roger Bart ... Barry Harris (6 episodes, 2012)
Shawn Gonzalez ... Washington Globe Employee (6 episodes, 2012)

Dylan Baker ... Vice President Fred Collier (5 episodes, 2012)
Alan Davis ... Washington Globe Intern (5 episodes, 2012)
Justin Fortmeier ... Agent (5 episodes, 2012)

Dan Futterman ... Alex Davies (4 episodes, 2012)

Meghann Fahy ... Georgia Gibbons (4 episodes, 2012)

Linda Powell ... Pauline Samson (4 episodes, 2012)

R.J. Kelly ... Secret Service Agent Sam (4 episodes, 2012)

Griffin Newman ... Russ (4 episodes, 2012)

LaMonica Garrett ... Agent Clark (3 episodes, 2012)

Kristine Nielsen ... Alice (3 episodes, 2012)
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Series Directed by
David Petrarca (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Writing credits
Greg Berlanti (6 episodes, 2012)
Tonya Kong (6 episodes, 2012)
Phil Klemmer (2 episodes, 2012)
Molly Newman (2 episodes, 2012)
Speed Weed (2 episodes, 2012)

Series Produced by
Melissa Kellner Berman .... co-executive producer (6 episodes, 2012)
Nicole Carrasco .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2012)
Suzanne Geiger .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2012)
Carl Ogawa .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2012)
Greg Berlanti .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Sarah Caplan .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Larry Marks .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Molly Newman .... consulting producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Michael Cedar .... producer (3 episodes, 2012)
Phil Klemmer .... consulting producer (3 episodes, 2012)
Jennifer Lence .... co-producer (3 episodes, 2012)
Brian Wayne Peterson .... consulting producer (3 episodes, 2012)
Kelly Souders .... consulting producer (3 episodes, 2012)
Speed Weed .... producer (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Original Music by
Blake Neely (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Cinematography by
Michael Mayers (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Film Editing by
Barbara Gerard (4 episodes, 2012)
Kristin Windell (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting by
David Rubin (6 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Design by
Gina B. Cranham (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Direction by
Gina B. Cranham (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Rich Devine (6 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Makeup Department
Qodi Armstrong .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 2012)
Felice Diamond .... makeup department head (6 episodes, 2012)
Mary Anne Spano .... key makeup artist (6 episodes, 2012)
Mary Ann Valdes .... hair department head / hair department head: Personal to Sigourney Weaver (6 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Management
Oliver Coke .... production supervisor (6 episodes, 2012)
Suzanne Geiger .... unit production manager (6 episodes, 2012)
Niki Delone .... production supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Katie Carroll .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2012)
Brad Robinson .... second second assistant director / second assistant director (5 episodes, 2012)
Tyler Romary .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2012)
Richard Coad .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Robert Bernard .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 2012)
Hugh Conlon .... construction coordinator (6 episodes, 2012)
Mitchell Landsman .... scenic foreman (6 episodes, 2012)
John Christian Lembach .... key industrial shop person (6 episodes, 2012)
David Meyer .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2012)
Logan Monighan .... art department: production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
John S. Schlicter .... charge scenic (6 episodes, 2012)
Charles J. Scott .... second prop (6 episodes, 2012)
Mark Skversky .... set decorating foreman / set dressing gang boss (6 episodes, 2012)
Kimberly Slosek .... assistant property master (6 episodes, 2012)
Christine Sysko .... set dec foreman / swing gang boss (6 episodes, 2012)
Jesse Hegney .... props (5 episodes, 2012)
Benjamin Woodward .... set dresser / scenic artist (5 episodes, 2012)
Samantha Higgins .... set dresser (4 episodes, 2012)
Chester Johnson .... art productions assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Taryn Jones .... scenic industrial (4 episodes, 2012)
Randy L. Parisian .... scenic gang boss (3 episodes, 2012)
James Klotsas .... property department (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Sound Department
Laurel Bridges .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2012)
Ashley Harvey .... dialogue editor (6 episodes, 2012)
Chris Kellet .... sound mixer: second unit (6 episodes, 2012)
Mark Messick .... foley editor (6 episodes, 2012)
Jonathan Jackson .... sound utility (5 episodes, 2012)
Dave Rainey .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2012)
Matthew E. Taylor .... adr supervisor / supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Special Effects by
Raymond Henry .... special effects coordinator / special effects technician (6 episodes, 2012)
Patrick Edward White .... special effects coordinator (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Michael De Lorenzo Jr. .... visual effects artist (6 episodes, 2012)
Armen V. Kevorkian .... visual effects supervisor (6 episodes, 2012)
Francesco Panzieri .... digital compositor: Encore Hollywood (6 episodes, 2012)
Rick Ravenell .... visual effects artist (6 episodes, 2012)
Jane Sharvina .... compositing supervisor: Encore Hollywood (6 episodes, 2012)
Allen Tracy .... visual effects editor: Encore Hollywood (6 episodes, 2012)
Mark Velazquez .... digital compositor (6 episodes, 2012)
Gevork Babityan .... visual effects artist (5 episodes, 2012)
Carrie L. Smith .... visual effects artist (5 episodes, 2012)
Andranik Taranyan .... digital compositor (4 episodes, 2012)
Rick Ramirez .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Stunts
Neimah Djourabchi .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2012)
Haytham Kandil .... stunts (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bernice Autovino .... electrician (6 episodes, 2012)
Jeffrey L. Baker .... camera operator (6 episodes, 2012)
Glenn Davis .... rigging gaffer (6 episodes, 2012)
Anthony DeFrancesco .... second assistant camera (6 episodes, 2012)
Andrew J. Dolan .... electrician (6 episodes, 2012)
Jay Geller .... best boy grip (6 episodes, 2012)
David Giesbrecht .... still photographer (6 episodes, 2012)
Rory Hanrahan .... second assistant camera (6 episodes, 2012)
Ezra Hertzel .... grip (6 episodes, 2012)
Rob Mabin .... generator op (6 episodes, 2012)
Daniel Rieser .... key grip (6 episodes, 2012)
Jason Rihaly .... digital loader (6 episodes, 2012)
Alan Caudillo .... camera operator: "a" camera (5 episodes, 2012)
Simon Jarvis .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (5 episodes, 2012)
Richard Asbury .... gaffer (4 episodes, 2012)
Chong K. Pak .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2012)
Darren Ryan .... video playback (3 episodes, 2012)
Ted Chu .... camera operator: second unit (2 episodes, 2012)
Thomas Greco .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2012)
Marc-Eric Nielsen .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2012)
Kenny Niernberg .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2012)
Mike Sime .... computer/video engineer (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting Department
Diane Heery .... location casting (6 episodes, 2012)
Kiki Kapral .... casting coordinator (6 episodes, 2012)
Jason Loftus .... casting (6 episodes, 2012)
Melissa Pryor .... casting associate (6 episodes, 2012)
Colleen Kay .... casting associate (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Butler .... set costumer (6 episodes, 2012)
Nikki Fosmore .... costumer (6 episodes, 2012)
Todd Rawiszer .... costume production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Leslie Herman .... costume supervisor (5 episodes, 2012)
Rene Marie Irwin .... costumer (3 episodes, 2012)
Maren Reese .... set costumer (3 episodes, 2012)
Oakley Stevenson .... wardrobe assistant (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Editorial Department
Christopher Currall .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2012)
Lucas Hardy .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2012)
Michael Sohcot .... assistant on-line editor (5 episodes, 2012)
Nathan Draper .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2012)
George Manno .... colorist (4 episodes, 2012)
David-Aaron Waters .... colorist: dailies (4 episodes, 2012)
Debra Weinstein .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Music Department
Zed Starkovich .... music editor (6 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Transportation Department
Michael Kelly .... transportation (6 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Other crew
Nicole Agostino .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Jeanne Bernhard .... set production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Frederick Cliver .... locations production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Amy Cutler .... key assistant location manager (6 episodes, 2012)
Ray Davis .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Liam Doyle .... set production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Jessica Drake .... dialect coach (6 episodes, 2012)
Rudi Fischer .... assistant location manager (6 episodes, 2012)
Michael Goldberg .... payroll accountant (6 episodes, 2012)
Ryan Goldberg .... office production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Georgia Harris .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Marc Indelicato .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Mark Kochanowicz .... stand-in: Ciarán Hinds (6 episodes, 2012)
Mike Morse .... key office production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Cortney Norris .... script coordinator (6 episodes, 2012)
Sharon Pinkenson .... film commissioner: Greater Philadelphia Film Office / film commissioner: Philadelphia (6 episodes, 2012)
Dawn Murphy Riley .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2012)
Vince Robinette .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2012)
Jamie Rose .... locations production assistant / parking production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Natalie Ruelle .... stand-in (6 episodes, 2012)
Marisa Taylor .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Sean Traynor .... parking production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Chris Wright Jr. .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Michelle Ann Liu .... first assistant accountant (5 episodes, 2012)
Elizabeth Millichamp .... second assistant accountant (5 episodes, 2012)
Ryan Miorelli .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2012)
Janelle Coleman .... production secretary (4 episodes, 2012)
Brett Graybill .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Kimberle King .... assistant accountant (3 episodes, 2012)
Isaac Ruth .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2012)
Dawn Barkan .... animal coordinator / animal trainer: dog (2 episodes, 2012)
Adin Mickle .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Melissa Panos .... stand in: female utility / stand-in: female lead (2 episodes, 2012)
David L. Powell III .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
 

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360 min
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The former United States Secretary of State Colin Powell's daughter, Linda Powell, guest stars in a couple episodes.See more »
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20 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Stunning Sigourney!, 19 July 2012
Author: Rabh17 from United States

I've always had a warm spot for Sigourney Weaver. She's a forceful, powerful woman that can carry the screen center-stage without being the usual Hollywood Android Sex-Doll.

And this little Political Soapbox mini-series-- though predictable -- gives me a believable, deeply-emoted chronicle of a Political Woman. And yes, the plot-line can be described as formulaic, and the characterizations a bit over the top...but then sometimes 'Formula' Works.

And for all the people who, for some reason, are all in a snit over the 'Language'...Do you actually Believe that when Politicians are behind closed doors and under stress, do you actually BELIEVE that their speech is neatly choreographed in front of Nuns or something? I mean, I know that's what they WANT us to believe, the whole 'Family Values' thing, the 'Girl Scouts & Sugar Cookies' thing...But people-- even your Pastor or your Priest CURSE under stress. And Heck-- Politicians, ALL POLITICIANS, can talk a seaman into the gutter and Back. I know. I worked for the Mayor of New York back in the 80's. And I LEARNED how to curse fluently and at length from that man. But on Camera, he was always sugar cookies and Nicety.

Grow up and Face Reality, Please. This is an ADULT Drama, NOT the Disney Hour.

And back to Sigourney. This is a role that lets a woman radiate 'Gravitas'...and Ms. Weaver is fully 'ON'. Bravo!

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