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In the near future, a law firm handles difficult cases that reflect the time.

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Ed Zuckerman
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Complete series cast summary:
Nestor Carbonell ...  Tom Montero 9 episodes, 2004
Viola Davis ...  Hannah Crane 9 episodes, 2004
Ioan Gruffudd ...  Lukas Gold 9 episodes, 2004
Kristin Lehman ...  Lee May Bristol 9 episodes, 2004
Eric Schaeffer ...  Darwin McNeil 9 episodes, 2004
Hector Elizondo ...  Martin Constable 9 episodes, 2004
Shannon Walker Williams Shannon Walker Williams ...  Voxy 5 episodes, 2004
Josh Hammond Josh Hammond ...  Scotty 3 episodes, 2004
Mary Joy ...  Judge / ... 2 episodes, 2004
José Zúñiga ...  Attorney Randall Purgaman 2 episodes, 2004
Cayden Boyd ...  Timmy / ... 2 episodes, 2004
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In the near future, a law firm handles difficult cases that reflect the time.

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The future is now in session.

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Official Sites:

Universal Television

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Century City - A jövő fogságában See more »

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Runtime:

(9 episodes) | (9 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Tom Montero was a Congressman before joining the law firm on the show. See more »

Quotes

[while watching a commercial for cosmetic penile implants for women in preparation for a case Lukas has taken]
Martin Constable: A guy in my building got one of these.
Lukas Gold: You mean he wasn't "packing?"
Martin Constable: A second!
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Referenced in Tavis Smiley: Episode dated 23 January 2007 (2007) See more »

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Give the producers credit for an interesting attempt that might work out after all
24 March 2004 | by davidemartinSee all my reviews

Frankly, I'm really tired of lawyer shows, especially ones dealing with civil law. It's a little hard to get enthusiastic about folks who bill you a hundred bucks just to make a photocopy.

BUT-- I enjoy shows dealing with social issues. And shows dealing with impending social issues are all to few. Usually they're limited to shoot-em-ups like the various STAR TREKs or TWILIGHT ZONE / OUTER LIMITS. This is too bad, as the viewer detaches the issue from its real world aspects and might not give it any further thought.

So having a show dealing with the legal issues of things to come is, I think, a good idea. My college Architecture profs used to talk about the idea of a soap opera that could be used to introduce new ideas to the viewing public. Wrap the technology in a nice plot and the viewer can get at least some of the ideas he's missing by not watching PBS or Discovery Channel.

Okay, the lawyers' characters might be as engaging as the cartoon characters on LA LAW or THE PRACTICE but that is a good thing. Make these folks lawyer caricatures and you lose the real purpose of the show, which is to make you think about the impending issues presented.

Not all issues are strictly futuristic. One March 23rd episode plot dealt with child stars. Don Most (HAPPY DAYS) gave a nice performance as a broken down former child star and Daryl Sabara (SPY KIDS) as a current child star afraid of puberty.

CENTURY CITY is a highly intelligent show. Whether it will attract unintelligent viewers is a matter for time to reveal.

Postscript-- Nope. Cancelled with its second episode.


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