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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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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 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 »

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Runtime:

(105 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Director Ken Olin and writers Jesse Alexander and Jeff Pinkner are the only crew members that directed or wrote episodes in every season. Olin directed twenty-three, Alexander wrote eleven, and Pinker twelve, including the series finale. 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

[Marshall is offered a job with the real CIA]
Vaughn: Hi, I'm Michael Vaughn. Welcome to the CIA.
Agent Marshall Flinkman: Uh, yeah I've heard that one before.
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The opening credits feature J.J. Abrams' trademark lens flares. See more »

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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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