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

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Series cast summary:
...  Sydney Bristow / ... 105 episodes, 2001-2006
...  Arvin Sloane 105 episodes, 2001-2006
...  Marcus Dixon 105 episodes, 2001-2006
...  Marshall Flinkman 105 episodes, 2001-2006
...  Jack Bristow 105 episodes, 2001-2006
...  Michael Vaughn 96 episodes, 2001-2006
...  Eric Weiss 68 episodes, 2001-2006
...  Julian Sark 56 episodes, 2002-2006
...  Francie Calfo / ... 48 episodes, 2001-2006
...  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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30 September 2001 (USA)  »

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A Vingadora  »

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Trivia

While working at A.P.O., the Agents have these following code names: Sydney: "Phoenix", Vaughn: "Shotgun", Dixon: "Outrigger", Marshall: "Merlin", Nadia: "Evergreen", Jack: "Raptor", Rachel: "Oracle", and Thomas: "Sidewinder". See more »

Goofs

In many of the episodes when Sydney visits other "countries", one can identify that filming took place in the US because of American telephones, traffic lights, types of signage, types of cars, architecture, door frames and door knobs in the background. Those are subtle for the most part but people living in the countries depicted feel that "something isn't quite right". See more »

Quotes

Sydney: Why are you looking at me like that? Did you guys break something of mine?
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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 Face Off: Creature Carnage (2014) 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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It gets worse and worse...
3 April 2003 | by See 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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