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Sydney Bristow 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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Cast

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 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 Sloan, 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, and her estranged father Jack Bristow, 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 1) Written by ahmetkozan

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Not just a secret agent. She's a concealed weapon. See more »


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

30 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

(105 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

According to the audio commentaries on the season one DVDs, when Sydney is called to meet with the C.I.A., it is J.J. Abrams' voice on the phone that says, "Joey's Pizza?" See more »

Goofs

During season 4, the shots of downtown Los Angeles are clearly from years past. BP Plaza was renamed Bank of America Plaza in summer 2004, and the Disney Concert Hall is never seen. See more »

Quotes

Lauren: [to Sydney] I see what's going on between you and Michael, so let me be clear: stay the hell away from my husband.
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Crazy Credits

According to creator 'Jeffrey Abrams', the background of the words "Alias" in the opening credits come from home movies of his family. Also in the opening credits, the "Rambaldi" symbol is visible for a split-second. 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 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.113 (2011) See more »

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Alias Theme
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Written by J.J. Abrams
Performed by Michael Giacchino
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One of my all-time favorite shows
18 October 2009 | by dilly_16See all my reviews

I loved watching Alias. It was one of the few series where I would freak out if I missed an episode - it was just that good. Season 1 through 3 were the best seasons though and I think it got rather heavy after that - ridiculous plot lines and Sloane's crazy obsession with Rembaldi, clones...

The cast are terrific - Jennifer Garner's such a terrific actress and she's surrounded by a stellar cast - Victor Garber, Michael Vartan, Ron Rifkin..

It really is a great show - if you don't mind the confusion now and again and just watch it with an open mind, take it for what it is - a really great series!


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