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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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2006   2005   2004   2003   2002   2001  
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 95 episodes, 2001-2006
Greg Grunberg ...  Eric Weiss 55 episodes, 2001-2006
David Anders ...  Julian Sark 55 episodes, 2002-2006
Merrin Dungey ...  Francie Calfo / ... 47 episodes, 2001-2006
Bradley Cooper ...  Will Tippin 46 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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Spying. Stealing. Murder. And You Think Your Family Has Issues. See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

SD in SD-6 stands for Section Disparue, the section that has "disappeared". 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

[Sydney and Vaughn walk into Syd's apartment, Vaughn's cell phone rings]
Vaughn: Hello?
Agent Eric Weiss: Hey, Kendall has something he wants to show you.
Vaughn: Ah, can it wait?
Agent Eric Weiss: Apparently not, he wants to Sydney too. Are you with her?
Vaughn: Ah, no. I haven't seen her.
Agent Eric Weiss: You're in bed with her right now, aren't you?
Vaughn: Trying. Just find out what he wants.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

There are two versions of the pilot episode. One which lasts for sixty-nine minutes, aired on ABC commercially uniterrupted when premiered, while another only lasts for forty five minutes and was designed for commerical interruption. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) 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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Country:

USA

Release Date:

30 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(105 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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