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The Unit 

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

Creator:

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

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Cast

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

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Covert warriors. Unsung heroes. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The names on the whiteboard on the refrigerator of the team's ready room (where the team indicates the number of beers they owe) are the real names of the cast and crew, not the names of their characters. See more »

Goofs

It's clear (probably due to series low budget) that many of the scenes, including those supposedly filmed on the base located in an unnamed Midwestern state, are actually shot in Southern California.

This is especially noticeable during scenes which reflect changes in seasons and which show hills covered in the dried brown grasslands common in Central and Southern California. See more »

Connections

References House of Games (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2006 (USA) See more »

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