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The Unit 

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


David Mamet
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Dennis Haysbert ...  Jonas Blane 68 episodes, 2006-2009
Regina Taylor ...  Molly Blane 68 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


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

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Covert warriors. Unsung heroes. See more »


Action | Drama | Thriller | War


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In the past, Delta Force had been deemed secret, its members signing legally binding agreements that subjected them to prison if they spoke about "The Unit." See more »


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 »


References House of Games (1987) See more »


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How Fake, Do Not Resuscitate - Please Read!
15 March 2006 | by temerity11See all my reviews

Like many I was excited to see the new show "The Unit." However, it quickly became apparent it was all wrong. First, off I having served in various Army assignment for 10 years it is easy to spot a fake. Itis a personal pet peeve to watch Hollywood botch up military genre pictures with unrealistic situations/outcomes, misplaced ribbons-medals-ranks-etc, and phony dialogue.

I think Mamet and Ryan (The Shield creator)are very talented and entertaining writers who get it right most of the time. Rule number one in writing-write about what you know. The military genre is far more technical than cop shows and a show about "Delta Force" is even more so (due to being shrouded in secrecy.) Some of the major flaws: Military wives: (sorry ladies) many are homely and over weight. The male actors: are too old and not fit enough to portray and elite counter terrorism unit such as Delta. Many Delta are former Ranger and Special Forces. The tactics: another flaw. Episode #2 features a team recovering a Chinese satellite behind enemy lines. One two man two provides "overwatch" (aka observation and security for the recovery team). They don't conceal their position, rather park a jeep on an open hilltop. "Hello?" Then the insurgents skate across the desert floor to intercept them leaving a visible and exposing dust signature. Finally they are spotted by Delta once within small arms range. How do these poorly trained insurgents get the drop on Delta? If Delta is authorized to use deadly force why wait till they are on top of your position. Weapons use: Watch how they hold their weapons-enough said. The writing: At points the dialog reads like it is ripped off an Army Field Manual-dry, brittle, forced technical speak, and unrealistic. Military Housing: So "the unit" soldier all live on the same street with CBS's version of Desperate Military Housewives? Are you trying to combine two shows? Focus on making one right first.

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