A look at the inner workings of the CIA.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Rocky Carroll ...  Carl Reese 45 episodes, 2001-2003
Paige Turco ...  Terri Lowell 45 episodes, 2001-2003
David Clennon ...  Joshua Nankin 45 episodes, 2001-2003
Will Patton ...  Jackson Haisley 45 episodes, 2001-2003
Daniel Benzali ...  Robert Quinn / ... 36 episodes, 2001-2003
Richard Speight Jr. ...  Lex 36 episodes, 2001-2003
Beau Bridges ...  Tom Gage 31 episodes, 2002-2003
Gil Bellows ...  Matt Callan 23 episodes, 2001-2002
Gloria Reuben ...  Lisa Fabrizzi 23 episodes, 2001-2002
Jason O'Mara ...  A. B. Stiles 22 episodes, 2002-2003
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A look at the inner workings of the CIA.

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What kind of people would risk their lives to work for the CIA? You're about to find out. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Official Sites:

CBS

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La agencia See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(44 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show was originally conceived as a look at how the CIA was surviving in the post-Cold War era. When the World Trade Center was destroyed, it changed the entire focus of the show and required the replacement of the character of Alex Pierce. See more »

Quotes

A.B. Stiles: You know, my daddy told me "When you go to war, always carry an American gun. That way, if you're captured, you tell them 'When my grandfather went to Germany to fight the Nazis, he carried this pistol, and it never jammed on him once.' And then you tell them 'When my father went to Vietnam to fight the Cong, he carried this pistol, and it never jammed on him once.' And while you're telling them this
[pulls a Glock from an ankle holster]
A.B. Stiles: you shoot them with an Austrian gun and come home alive.
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Connections

Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: Andrew Garfield/Coldplay (2014) See more »

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A show made much more real after Sept 11th that everyone should watch.
23 November 2001 | by JnB987See all my reviews

After seeing episodes on Al Qaeda and Anthrax, I am convinced that The Agency is true "must-see" TV. After Sept 11th, The Agency's plots became more real than they had expected, and the topics more surreal. Viewers may get the same enjoyment out of the CIA's intelligence-gathering techniques that they do from "CSI"'s evidence-gathering techniques. The Agency is very similar to it's lead-in, and it has better acting (something CSI isn't known for.)

Will Patton is the real star, I love everything he's done and he doesn't disappoint here. Gil Bellows has been equally fantastic as the new agent following in his brother's footsteps. Paige Turco and David Clennon are fun to watch together, and I like the stuff they do (photograph and passport editing) more than the field agent's stuff. Glorea Roth and Rocky Carroll are good but not great, and Ronny Cox is variable. Overall, it's a very enjoyable show that, when it works (about 80% of the time), is some of the best TV out there.


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