Lost (2004–2010)
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Pilot: Part 1 

Forty-eight survivors of an airline flight originating from Australia, bound for the U.S., which crash-lands onto an unknown island 1000 miles off course, struggle to figure out a way to survive while trying to find a way to be rescued.

Director:

J.J. Abrams

Writers:

J.J. Abrams (teleplay by), Damon Lindelof (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah
Emilie de Ravin ... Claire Littleton
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Maggie Grace ... Shannon Rutherford
Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' Ford
Malcolm David Kelley ... Walt Lloyd
Daniel Dae Kim ... Jin-Soo Kwon
Yunjin Kim ... Sun-Hwa Kwon
Evangeline Lilly ... Kate Austen
Dominic Monaghan ... Charlie Pace
Terry O'Quinn ... John Locke
Harold Perrineau ... Michael Dawson
Ian Somerhalder ... Boone Carlyle
Fredric Lehne ... Marshal Edward Mars (as Fredric Lane)
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Storyline

Following a horrific plane crash, 48 survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 from Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles, California, USA, find themselves on an uncharted tropical island in the South Pacific Ocean that is full of secrets, as they come to learn. The first day on the island is full of monsters, countdowns, screams, stories of the past and an unfolding love story between the quick-thinking Jack Shepherd, a doctor, and the level-headed Kate Austen, a mysterious young woman. Jack, Kate and Charlie, a former British rock music player and heroin junkie, venture into the jungle to locate the pilot cockpit to find the transciever and come up against a mysterious and unseen island "beast". Other survivors with mysterious pasts are introduced: The Iraqi with personal demons Sayid; the bumblingly awkward Hurley; the determined John Locke; the unpleasant and unfriendly self-serving swindler and sociopath Sawyer who tests everyone's patience; the very pregnant Australian teenager Claire ... Written by JohnnyDtheLost

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

22 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When the idea was to have Jack killed off in the pilot, the creators discussed casting Michael Keaton as Jack. See more »

Goofs

The Oceanic airplane is supposed to be a Boeing 777, but when you see Jack running through the wreckage you can see that the main landing gear of the plane has only 4 wheels instead of the six a B-777 would have. Also, when Kate, Jack and Charlie reach the front section of the plane, in several shots where you can see the instruments of the cockpit, there are 3 engine indicators instead of the two a 777 would have See more »

Quotes

Kate: You don't seem afraid at all. I don't understand that.
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Connections

References The Secret of Monkey Island (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

End Title
(uncredited)
Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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not simply a sign of things to come, but one of the great pilots
24 May 2009 | by MisterWhiplashSee all my reviews

The opening of LOST is about as disorientating as anything in the past ten years of cinema or film-making. If it were, indeed, a student film it would be praised to the sky as something almost without comparison. But since it's JJ Abrams, it's just the start of the ride, as Jack (Fox) wakes up in a jungle, perplexed, stumbling, and in one very long take Abrams tracks along on a beach as Jack passes by the wreckage of a plane crash and everyone else running for cover this way and that. It's a spectacular action sequence filmed with a lot of energy and violence, but keeping it within the range for an ABC television show. We're also introduced to (some of) the characters, and the start of the spooky, uncertain mood that will pervade the show as a whole.

It's clever, wickedly engaging writing that keeps up moving from the immense nightmare of the plane crash to the 'what-do-we-do-next' feeling of the dozens of people on the beach, looking to Jack since he is a) a doctor, and b) a natural leader. It's one half of a pilot that sucks you in just based on the prowess of the storytelling and the sucking-you-in factor of the actors, who are all top-notch- especially the ones (i.e. Evangeline Lilly, Jorge Garcia, Terry O'Quinn, for me Matthew Fox) one hasn't heard before. It's further great that there will be more to come just in the second half. The pilot of Lost function as a mix of action and excitement, tragedy and velocity, and the inklings of a Twin Peaks style surrealism.


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