An American undercover FBI agent is assigned to infiltrate a terrorist sleeper cell that is planning an attack in Los Angeles.
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Michael Ealy ...  Darwyn Al-Sayeed 18 episodes, 2005-2006
Oded Fehr ...  Faris al-Farik 18 episodes, 2005-2006
Henri Lubatti ...  Ilija Korjenic 18 episodes, 2005-2006
Melissa Sagemiller ...  Gayle Bishop 17 episodes, 2005-2006
Jake Soldera Jake Soldera ...  Marcus Bishop / ... 15 episodes, 2005-2006
Alex Nesic ...  Christian Aumont 10 episodes, 2005
Blake Shields ...  Thomas 'Tommy' Emerson 10 episodes, 2005
Carlos Gómez ...  SAC Edgar Diaz 10 episodes, 2005-2006
Michael Desante ...  Special Agent Alim Saleh / ... 8 episodes, 2005-2006
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An American undercover FBI agent is assigned to infiltrate a terrorist sleeper cell that is planning an attack in Los Angeles.

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Friends. Neighbors. Husbands. Terrorists. See more »

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October 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sleeper Cell: American Terror See more »

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Dumont Dunes, California, USA See more »

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Tight, intense, and well told
1 June 2006 | by alrakanb-1See all my reviews

I watched Sleeper Cell with a bit of trepidation worrying over whether the terrorists would be glorified. This mesmerizing series not only handled the subject matter responsibly, it created depth and substance to almost every character. Oded Fehr just gobbles up the screen in every scene he's in—and even though his character is the charismatic leader of a jihad terrorist cell, he still has hypnotic appeal. Michael Ealy held his own well, though in some scenes I wondered why he wasn't shot on the spot because of the scowl he wore on his face.

The pros of the series are the two leads, Fehr and Ealy, the well written characters--all of which were believable and tragic, and the disconcerting issues addressed in the story. Having been married to a Muslim myself, the atmosphere created was quite realistic. The cons, for me personally, were that the female T&A was overkill—most seemed gratuitous, as well as some of the sex scenes. Despite that, it is a raw gripping series that will make you think. Somebody give Fehr more juicy roles like this one and let him run with it. He's got incredible screen presence and a strange kind of innate power emanating off him.


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