The misadventures of a gang of Canadian spies, agents, criminals and mobsters, including three spies, an enigmatic director and two grim-faced assassins.
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Series cast summary:
...  Mac Ramsey 23 episodes, 1996-1998
...  Li Ann Tsei 23 episodes, 1996-1998
...  Victor Mansfield 23 episodes, 1996-1998
...  The Director 23 episodes, 1996-1998
...  Agent Dobrinsky 15 episodes, 1997-1998
Greg Kramer ...  Murphy 11 episodes, 1997-1998
...  Camier 11 episodes, 1997-1998
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Mac, LiAnn, and Vic are recruited by a top-secret government agency, working out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They have many (mis)adventures together, and soon, they are joined by Jackie Janczyk, a teenage mob boss. Written by Sally <biographies@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some strong violence | See all certifications »

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References to Samuel Beckett's work appear frequently in Once A Thief. Murphy and Camier are named for Beckett's book Mercier et Camier for example, and a subplot in which they are both made to wait for a fellow assassin beside a tree and they contemplate hanging him is a parody of Beckett's play Waiting For Godot. See more »

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Man If We Could Surf Forever More
Performed by the John Southworth Group
Courtesy of Water Street Records
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horrible
19 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

The movie is slow, and the writing, acting, and even directing are lame.

I fast-forwarded through most of the DVD. The only cool part is the "twisted leather freak." She's a babe!!


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