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The Unit 

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Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.

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David Mamet
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4   3   2   1  
2009   2008   2007   2006   Unknown  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Dennis Haysbert ...  Jonas Blane 69 episodes, 2006-2009
Regina Taylor ...  Molly Blane 69 episodes, 2006-2009
Audrey Marie Anderson ...  Kim Brown 69 episodes, 2006-2009
Robert Patrick ...  Colonel Tom Ryan 69 episodes, 2006-2009
Max Martini ...  Mack Gerhardt 69 episodes, 2006-2009
Abby Brammell ...  Tiffy Gerhardt 69 episodes, 2006-2009
Scott Foley ...  Bob Brown 69 episodes, 2006-2009
Michael Irby ...  Charles Grey 69 episodes, 2006-2009
Demore Barnes ...  Hector Williams 45 episodes, 2006-2009
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Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.

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Secret missions. Secret lives. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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Trivia

In the Image Comics comic book series titled "The Activity" by Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads, The Unit character of Mack Gerhardt is alluded to / paid homage to in issue #12 titled "Higher Ground." In the issue a special operations team, alluded to later in the issue as Delta Force, are making their way toward their mission in Fallujah. One of the team members is referred to by name as "Gerhardt." Later in the issue the team's individual call signs are named, and one of the call signs is "Dirt Diver." "Dirt Diver" is used numerous times as the designated call sign of Master Sergeant Mack Gerhardt in The Unit. See more »

Goofs

In an Army unit there would actually been several layers of command between the Colonel (later Brigadier General) and The Unit itself. This would have included at least one Major or Captain and one or more Lieutenants. While the Colonel would have overall operational command at the base level, the junior officers would likely have had more of a direct command and control responsibility for the enlisted personnel. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.46 (2008) See more »

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The Freedom to Be
Written by Kit Hain
Performed by Erika Schiff (as Erika)
Courtesy of Wild Pink Music (ASCAP)
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Days Of Our Lives - Military Version
15 February 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Basically, I enjoyed this first season which I saw in its entirety over a six-day span, watching the DVD of the first season. Thus, I got to know all these characters pretty quickly! I got annoyed at a few of them but overall was pleased because almost every episode was entertaining, and, hey, that's the name of the game. I would have preferred they had stuck to the military action stories each week and skipped the soap operas, but I understand they want more than just a male audience. Also, lulls were needed to break up the intense action here and there.

All the characters, male and female, were interesting. Of the males, I had no problem with Dennis Haysbert ("Jonas Blane") in the lead role. His character dominated the action stories. His deep voice and authoritative manner made him a very believable person as the leader of these missions The other, younger guys are fine, too. Their spouses run the gamut from experienced military wives to very young newlywed-rookies. Two of the three major female characters, however, had serious flaws: "Tiffy" as an adulterer, and "Molly" as a frequent liar. Speaking of moral issues, what turned me off more than anything was the commander "Col. Tom Ryan" (Robert Patrick) of this elite unit being the one having the affair with"Tiffy!" Hey, I know everyone is human and subject to many daily sins but this seemed out of place and out of character with most everything else presented here.

Oh, well, for the most part, the characters in this military show are honorable, brave and, hopefully by the second season a little better people, morally-speaking. Kudos to the show's director and producer for making the action scenes very realistic. I am not surprised this show was successful and hope it has many years of entertaining us.


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