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Alias 

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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

In season four, Sydney's A.P.O. codename is "Phoenix". (Very clever, since the phoenix is said to "rise from the ashes".) See more »

Goofs

During the title sequence of Season 1, a moving automobile explodes. The hood flies off just as the tail of the car is sent upward, revealing an empty engine compartment. See more »

Quotes

Agent Jack Bristow: Mr. Vaughn, you're young and you're eager, and I understand that. But one thing you're not, and this is something only time can provide, really, is wise.
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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

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

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.87 (2010) 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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Thoroughly excellent.
22 August 2018 | by morgan-659-312842See all my reviews

This show is one of the most consistently entertaining shows I have seen. If you've a mind to, as many seem to do, you can find any number of reasons to rate this programme lowly but it is undoubtedly one of the best shows of recent years. It doesn't take itself too seriously but manages to involve the viewer time after time with character development and the intricate plotting. Garner takes on the lead role enthusiastically and, even in the most absurd situations, carries it all off with great aplomb. Victor Garber, as Jack Bristow, is the mainstay of the show and deals with everything that comes his way in a professional and confident manner. All the other characters (and actors) fulfil their roles superbly. Anyone who thinks this show is poor either enjoys badmouthing or cannot appreciate simple enjoyment. Sit back and enjoy.


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