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La Femme Nikita 

Aclandestine anti-terrorist organization fakes the death of a convicted murderer and trains her in the fighting skills necessary to succeed in her new job.

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Joel Surnow
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Peta Wilson ...  Nikita 96 episodes, 1997-2001
Don Francks ...  Walter 96 episodes, 1997-2001
Eugene Robert Glazer ...  Operations / ... 96 episodes, 1997-2001
Roy Dupuis ...  Michael Samuelle 91 episodes, 1997-2001
Matthew Ferguson ...  Seymour Birkoff / ... 90 episodes, 1997-2001
Alberta Watson ...  Madeline / ... 89 episodes, 1997-2001
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Storyline

Section One, a clandestine anti-terrorist organization, fakes the death of a jailed, convicted murderer and, believing her twin assets of beauty and ability to kill will make her a valuable new operative, trains her in the fighting skills necessary to succeed in her new job. The new operative, code-named 'Josephine', proves to be somewhat less ruthless than planned, however, as she had been falsely convicted and never murdered anyone. Written by ahmetkozan

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La Femme Nikita See more »

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Runtime:

(96 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series' original cancellation in 2000 was due to a dispute between Wilson and the producers of the show over Wilson being offered the role of Jean Grey in 'X-Men' (2000) and asking to be released from her contract early so she could participate. The producers refused and Wilson refused to renew her contract. See more »

Quotes

Michael: Be prepared for anything.
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Alternate Versions

Originally broadcast in Canada as "Nikita". Rebroadcasts in the US make use of the film title "La Femma Nikita." In 2001, new episodes were broadcast as "Nikita" while reruns were shown as "La Femme Nikita." See more »

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Superb Noir Highly Developed Characters
27 April 2001 | by mowzerificSee all my reviews

This series is unique. Unlike the banal witty dialog in all of today's action series...this one was quite different and pleasing. Finely emotionally nuanced so that communication takes place by a glance or a turn of the head. This series is the antidote for all other series where everything is conveyed via dialog and nothing by character development. An organization dedicated to public good, but using evil techniques. Are its principals evil themselves or simply amoral? Characters have everything money can buy, but freedom or individual destiny. Nikita herself flourishes at Section, and is redeemed from a meaningless life on the streets..but is this redemption worth it? Does she lose herself or find herself? The moral contradictions alone are spellbinding. I recommend following director Joel Surnow's work for similar treatment of new series.


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