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Covert One: The Hades Factor 

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Mystery | TV Mini-Series (2006– )
While in a retrieve operation of a virus in Berlin, the Covert One agent Rachel Russell is double-crossed by two dirty agents; she kills them and escapes, trying to find a hiding place and ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Stephen Dorff ...  Jon Smith 2 episodes, 2006
Mira Sorvino ...  Rachel Russel 2 episodes, 2006
Blair Underwood ...  Palmer Addison 2 episodes, 2006
Sophia Myles ...  Sophie Amsden 2 episodes, 2006
Danny Huston ...  Frank Klein 2 episodes, 2006
Colm Meaney ...  Peter Howell 2 episodes, 2006
Josh Hopkins ...  Bill Griffin 2 episodes, 2006
Jeffrey DeMunn ...  Steven Haldane 2 episodes, 2006
Anjelica Huston ...  President 2 episodes, 2006
Rosemary Dunsmore ...  Nancy Langford 2 episodes, 2006
Joris Jarsky ...  Tom Fancher 2 episodes, 2006
Conrad Dunn Conrad Dunn ...  Ghalib Hassan 2 episodes, 2006
Sergio Di Zio ...  Marty Zeller 2 episodes, 2006
Karen Glave ...  Lt. Crowthers 2 episodes, 2006
Jonathan Higgins ...  Culver 2 episodes, 2006
Tony Nappo ...  Ubayy 2 episodes, 2006
Christian Laurin Christian Laurin ...  Dr. Marcel Jolivet 2 episodes, 2006
Philip Craig ...  CIA Director Ulrich 2 episodes, 2006
Kirstin Rae Hinton ...  Diane Anderson 2 episodes, 2006
Lukas Penar ...  Gunther Lindgren 2 episodes, 2006
Craig Eldridge Craig Eldridge ...  Jim Brecker 2 episodes, 2006
Philip Akin Philip Akin ...  Dr. Olmstead 2 episodes, 2006
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Arnold Pinnock ...  Dick Simon 2 episodes, 2006
Grahame Wood ...  Paul Selway 2 episodes, 2006
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Derek Keurvorst Derek Keurvorst ...  Dr. Gerhardt 2 episodes, 2006
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While in a retrieve operation of a virus in Berlin, the Covert One agent Rachel Russell is double-crossed by two dirty agents; she kills them and escapes, trying to find a hiding place and someone to trust to protect the vials. Meanwhile, the former Covert One agent Dr. Jon Smith is also in Berlin with his beloved fiancée Sophie Amsden participating in a congress. When three persons die with bleeding, the doctors disclose a Hades virus outbreak, an extreme rare Ebola variant. Jon and Sophie return to the USA to research a cure, and Jon discovers a huge combination of bio-terrorism and conspiracy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

9 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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(2 parts)

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A Tense, Well-Scripted Thriller Pertinent to our Times
7 September 2006 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

Great literature its not, but Robert Ludlum is hard to beat as a writer of suspense thrillers and COVERT ONE: THE HADES FACTOR is no exception. Writing the screenplay with Ludlum is Elwood Reid and together they have created a very fast moving tale of the threats of bio-terrorism, found in Mick Jackson a perfect match for a director, and gathered an exciting cast to make this 160 minute made-for-television movie fly by at tremendous speed.

The premise of the film involves the worst of all 'weapons of mass destruction' - biological warfare - and here the topic is dealt with in a fascinating manner that pulls the US Government into the fold as implicated in the feasibility of such warfare. Not possible? Well, watch the film and make up your own mind.

Stephen Dorff plays Jon Smith, a one time covert agent for the White House, who becomes ensnarled in a plot to release the Hades Virus (a hemorrhagic lethal variant of the Ebola virus) to destroy the US. Smith's girlfriend Dr. Amsden (Sofia Myles) works for the government in the department that watches for measures just such as this. When the plot to sell the virus (is it possibly a virus known to the US government as the Scimitar project?) falls into the hands of an agent Rachel Russell (Mira Sorvino), the confusion of who is working for whom unfolds and all manner of agents and FBI, CIA, etc agents tumble around the President (Anjelica Huston) trying to identify the true culprits and the race to stop the dissemination of the deadly virus. In the many roles of varying consequence are actors Blair Underwood, Danny Huston, Colm Meaney, Josh Hopkins, etc.

The film is not without its gruesome elements: what depiction of bio-terrorism could avoid that? But the pace and the action sequences and the many locations of the film make the story propel along at a fascinating pace and the actors hold their own despite some predictable moments. Though this obviously is a fiction novel and a good one at that, there is a degree of truth in all fiction and any time writers and artists can help us understand possibilities, we are the better informed for it. Recommended viewing.


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