Smallville (2001–2011)
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Bob Rickman is an evil businessman with a supernatural power of persuasion, which he uses to buy the Kent farm despite Jonathan's repeated refusals. Clark recruits Rickman's reclusive former business partner to help undo the damage.

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Chris Long

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Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk ... Lana Lang
Michael Rosenbaum ... Lex Luthor
Eric Johnson ... Whitney Fordman
Sam Jones III ... Pete Ross
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
Annette O'Toole ... Martha Kent
John Schneider ... Jonathan Kent
Kelly Brook ... Victoria Hardwick
Rick Peters ... Bob Rickman
Gregory Sporleder ... Kyle Tippet
Ben Cotton ... Paul Hendrix
R. Nelson Brown ... Toby - Lex's Private Doctor (as rnelsonbrown)
Mark Lukyn Mark Lukyn ... Deputy #1
Leanne Adachi Leanne Adachi ... Lex's Private Nurse
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Bob Rickman is an evil tycoon who intends to build a highly polluting plant in Smallville, and he needs to buy Jonathan Kent's farm. Rickman is famous because of his capacity of convincing people, but indeed he has a powerful gift of changing people's mind with his shake of hands, and he uses his new kryptonite power of persuasion against Jonathan. Meanwhile, the hermit Kyle Tippet, who was the former business partner of Rickman, helps Clark and Lex against the powerful and greedy industrialist. But Clark's quick kinship with Kyle causes a rift between him, Lana and Whitney who both dislike the mysterious hermit. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2002 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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At the end of the episode Clark states he can't believe Kyle and Bob used to be best friends, and asks Lex if he thinks they'll ever end up like that. This is an obvious nod to their future as archenemies. See more »

Goofs

When Kyle convinces Chloe to kiss Clark you can see in the corner that her head moves towards Clark but in the next scene her head is still facing Kyle. See more »

Quotes

Lex Luthor: I always knew you were keeping secrets from me, Clark. But I never thought they were this good.
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References To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) See more »

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Written and Performed by Citizen Cope
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A Persuasive Shake of Hands
20 March 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The evil tycoon Bob Rickman (Rick Peters) intends to build a very pollutant plant in Smallville, and he needs to buy Jonathan Kent's farm. Rickman is famous because of his capacity of convincing people, but indeed he has a powerful gift of changing people's mind with his shake of hands, and he uses his power against Jonathan. Meanwhile, the eremite Kyle Tippet (Gregory Sporleder), who was the former partner of Rickman, helps Clark Kent and Lex Luthor against the powerful industrialist.

"Hug" is another good episode of Smallville. In this episode, Clark Kent realizes that he is invulnerable to bullets, and that Lex Luthor is his best friend. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "O Aperto de Mãos" ("The Shake of Hands")


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