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Karen Sisco 

Smart. Sexy. Tough. Karen Sisco is a United States Marshal on Miami's Gold Coast. In pursuit of dangerous fugitives, Karen must pick her way through the dark underbelly of South Beach ... See full summary »

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Complete series cast summary:
Carla Gugino ...  Karen Sisco 10 episodes, 2003-2004
Bill Duke ...  Amos Andrews 10 episodes, 2003-2004
Robert Forster ...  Marshall Sisco 10 episodes, 2003-2004
Jeffrey De Serrano ...  Edwards 6 episodes, 2003-2004
William O'Leary ...  Phil Kavanagh 5 episodes, 2003-2004
Frank Pesce ...  Sonny 5 episodes, 2003-2004
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Smart. Sexy. Tough. Karen Sisco is a United States Marshal on Miami's Gold Coast. In pursuit of dangerous fugitives, Karen must pick her way through the dark underbelly of South Beach nightlife and the sunshine and glitz of Palm Beach highlife while she struggles to win the respect of her supervisor and fellow officers. Karen is a barely concealed weapon who can take down a suspect twice her size. The only man she truly trusts is her father, a retired Marshal with a wealth of life experience and street smarts. He's Karen's confidant, counselor, confessor, and her rock when her confidence wavers which it does every time she tries to connect romantically with a man. Based on the character portrayed by Jennifer Lopez in Elmore Leonard's Out of Sight (1998), Karen Sisco is that rare combination of action and character-drama, with a fresh and original young lead. Written by Chuck T.

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This US Marshal always gets her man.

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Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

ABC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Karen Sisco - Mint a kámfor See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(10 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Shares the same universe as the series Justified (2010). See more »

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Referenced in Justified: Cut Ties (2012) See more »

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not enough Elmore Leonard
30 August 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Karen Sisco (Carla Gugino) is a US Marshal in Miami. Her father Marshall Sisco (Robert Forster) is the only one she unequivocally trusts. Amos Andrews (Bill Duke) is her boss.

Based on the character portrayed by Jennifer Lopez in Elmore Leonard's Out of Sight, Karen Sisco is a smart, sexy, and tough character. Carla Gugino plays her with gusto. It never really took off and lasted only 7 episodes with 3 unaired remaining. I think there were two main problems.

The first is they shot this is L.A. If they could do it in Miami, it would add so much more local flavor. There is a difference and the audience can feel it. The second is the need for edginess. Seeing the successful 'Justified' (another Elmore Leonard adaptation), it seems obvious that Karen Sisco just doesn't have the grittiness in both style and substance. It just isn't Elmore Leonard enough.


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