Leverage (2008–2012)
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The D.B. Cooper Job 

A flashback to the 1970s of an FBI agent's final regret, his failure to capture hijacker D.B. Cooper, becomes a mystery Nate must solve.



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Episode credited cast:
Nathan Ford / Young Peter McSweeten
Sophie Devereaux / Joy McSweeten
Eliot Spencer / Young Steve Reynolds
Parker / Stephanie Ritter Reynolds
Alec Hardison / FBI Agent Reggie Wilkins
Steve Reynolds
Peter McSweeten
Laurie Miller
Rick Crowsley
Sam Roskin ...
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Agent Todd McSweeten is legacy FBI; his father, Peter, was the Agent-in-Charge of the infamous D.B. Cooper case. He was Chief of Portland FBI (losing a promotion to Seattle when he failed to solve Cooper.) Todd brings in the team-- having realized their real function--because Peter is dying. The Leverage team re-enacts the events of 1971, with Nate as Peter McSweeten and the team learns the former Chief's mantra: give compassion and respect to all men, even criminals. Is it possible Peter knew more about D.B. Cooper than he ever publicized? Written by LA-Lawyer

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26 August 2012 (USA)  »

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Timothy Hutton and Ronny Cox also starred in the motion picture Taps (1981). Here, Hutton plays a younger version of Cox's character. See more »


The bills in the ransom money are post year 2000 rather than 1971 era bills. See more »

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one of my top 5 episodes of Leverage *SMALL SPOILERS*
4 November 2016 | by (SW Virginia) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this episode. I loved the story line and how the story of DB Cooper was told. I have seen a lot of DB Cooper investigation shows and this was really an excellent story of what possibly could have happen. I love the dynamics between Christian and Aldis on screen, it was a great change up of having Christian and Tim work together on this episode. It was great. The flash backs to the 70's where nicely done. I grew up watching the A-Team and this show is a modern day A- Team or Robin Hood type show. I have heard the cast say in interviews they were Robin Hoodliums. I absolutely love this series and I love the cast and everyone that worked to put this show together. I know it has ended but I highly enjoy watching is every Sunday on @ionTV!

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