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

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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 CIA. 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 CIA 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 Matt Patay

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

30 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vingadora See more »

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Runtime:

(105 episodes)

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

For her birthday, Jennifer Garner was given a pink bicycle by J.J. Abrams. Being the first one on-set, she would often greet the production crew by ringing the bells on the bike's handlebars. See more »

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Characters often pronounce the first name of Milo Rambaldi as MY-lo. If he was a medieval Italian, it would probably be pronounced MEE-lo. See more »

Quotes

Lauren: Hello?
Sark: It killed you, didn't it, seeing him drop the gun for Sydney.
Lauren: No it isn't a good time, can I call you in the morning?
Sark: He's there with you, is that it? Though he'd rather be with her. You know, it's quite a charade you two are engaged in.
Lauren: I think we both know how dedicated I am to this assignment. If you have any issues, take it up through the proper channels.
Sark: Don't mistake me. It's not your dedication that I question.
Lauren: We'll talk about this later.
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Crazy Credits

The first few episodes of the first season do not have the "My name is Sydney Bristow..." introductory monologue; neither does the later season 1 episode "Q & A." By midway through the second season, the opening narration (which by that point was no longer recited by 'Jennifer Garner') was replaced altogether with a recap of previous episodes. See more »

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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #2.1 (2003) See more »

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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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