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Alias 

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Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) is an international spy recruited out of college, trained for espionage and self-defense.

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J.J. Abrams
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 32 wins & 146 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jennifer Garner ...  Sydney Bristow / ... 105 episodes, 2001-2006
Ron Rifkin ...  Arvin Sloane 105 episodes, 2001-2006
Carl Lumbly ...  Marcus Dixon 105 episodes, 2001-2006
Kevin Weisman ...  Marshall Flinkman 105 episodes, 2001-2006
Victor Garber ...  Jack Bristow 105 episodes, 2001-2006
Michael Vartan ...  Michael Vaughn 96 episodes, 2001-2006
Greg Grunberg ...  Eric Weiss 68 episodes, 2001-2006
David Anders ...  Julian Sark 56 episodes, 2002-2006
Merrin Dungey ...  Francie Calfo / ... 48 episodes, 2001-2006
Bradley Cooper ...  Will Tippin 47 episodes, 2001-2006
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Storyline

Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) is a young, athletic, college graduate who was recruited her freshman year as a Secret Agent for SD-6, a top-secret branch of the C.I.A. After a few years, after Sydney confides her lifestyle to her boyfriend, the evil head of SD-6, Arvin Sloane (Ron Rifkin), has him killed. Sydney learns that SD-6 is part of a rogue international agency called the Alliance of 12, out to rule the world. She becomes a double agent, working with the real C.I.A. to bring down SD-6 with the assistance of her handler, Michael Vaughn (Michael Vartan), and her estranged father Jack Bristow (Victor Garber), also a double agent. Along the way, Sydney fights various rival agents, rival terrorist groups, and traitors all the while keeping her cloak-and-dagger lifestyle a secret from her friends (season one). Written by ahmetkozan

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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. See more »


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Trivia

The secret subway tunnel entrance to A.P.O. (seen in the season four premiere) is in the Los Angeles Metro Rail's North Hollywood station, only a few miles from the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. See more »

Goofs

In Season 3, Omnifam's office supposed to be in Zürich, Switzerland. The exterior shot right after the "Zürich" insert is a famous building in Budapest, Hungary, on the Astoria Square. The shot is borrowed from another film, Spy Game, where Budapest played Berlin. (In Season 5, when the plot moves to Hungary, another shot was used, which is correctly in Hungary - Bem rakpart, the coast of Danube in Budapest). See more »

Quotes

Francie: What? You kissed Will Tippin? Are you kidding me?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits feature J.J. Abrams' trademark lens flares. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the UK the sixty minute version aired when premiered on Channel 4, but because of the early time slot of the show (5:30pm) cuts to violence were made. The scenes in Taipei were Sydney is tortured were all cut and we only see this section of the episode when the flashbacks end and the episode's timeline catches up with the character in Taipei. Throughtout the series' duration on Channel 4, cuts were made frequently to the violence and sometimes bad language. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Josh Hartnett/Pink (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Alias Theme
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Written by J.J. Abrams
Performed by Michael Giacchino
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User Reviews

It gets worse and worse...
3 April 2003 | by rasputinorangeSee all my reviews

I am shocked that this show is still on the air! The writing is terrible. Always ripped-off, never anything new. The acting is mediocre, no great performances. The actors don't have much to work with but I'd think they could do better. The action scenes are poorly put together like a 70's kung-fu flick, no realistic sequencing and too much motion altering! After a few episodes I got sick of the outfits for Garner. In scenes were she needed to stay hidden, she wore neon colors and reflective studded clothes! It's less believable than James Bond folks. At least Bond was funny at times, Alias is a stinker!


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

30 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(105 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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