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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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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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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Each of Jennifer Garner's wigs cost in the region of $5,000. Generally, she required a new wig for each episode, although sometimes they were recycled. See more »

Goofs

In virtually every episode where the characters are shown sneaking around in Eastern European or Asian countries, US-style electrical outlets are visible. See more »

Quotes

Sydney: What if whatever we're looking for isn't metal?
Agent Jack Bristow: Then we're screwed. Not an unfamiliar situation.
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Crazy Credits

The fourth season opening credits are presented over rapidly intercut shots of all of Sydney Bristow's aliases prior to the fourth season. See more »

Alternate Versions

Network Standard Definition broadcast is (usually) in full-screen. High Definition, as well as DVD releases are shown in their native aspect ratio, or in widescreen. 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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A True Thrill Ride from Season 1 through Season 5
29 May 2009 | by edblitzzSee all my reviews

From the very first episode to the series' final moment, 'Alias' never failed to keep me on the edge of my seat. Dramatic, funny, thrilling, action-packed and smart, it brings you through so many twists and turns that you may have to come up for air once in a while, but will undoubtedly find yourself diving in for more. Three years after its conclusion 'Alias' still remains my favorite show, thanks to a stellar cast, gripping score, intelligent writers and great production values; with the lovely Jennifer Garner being the glue that holds it all together, and of course, the brainchild behind it all, J.J. Abrams. Part James Bond, part Indiana Jones, Garner's Sydney Bristow is a hero for the ages. 'Alias' is at once epic, heart-warming, exciting, and ultimately unforgettable; a true gem in the history of serialized television.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

30 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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(105 episodes)

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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4:3
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