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Business As Usual 

Quark must wrestle with his conscience when he becomes involved with arms merchants.

Director:

Alexander Siddig (as Siddig El Fadil)

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Avery Brooks ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Cmdr. Worf
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Cmdr. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Lawrence Tierney ... Regent
Josh Pais ... Gaila
Tim Halligan ... Farrakk
Steven Berkoff ... Hagath
Eric Cadora Eric Cadora ... Customer
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Quark must wrestle with his conscience when he becomes involved with arms merchants.

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Trivia

Midway through the episode, Quark is demonstrating a particular weapon to a customer, describing how the weapon is equally effective against moving vessels and surface emplacements. The weapon is said to be a "Breen CRM-114," a reference to the CRM-114 device found in the B-52 bombers in the film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). See more »

Goofs

When Quark tells Hagath that he'll offer the Regent a 20% discount, his lips say something other than 'discount.' See more »

Quotes

Quark: Why did you sell weapons to the Bajorans? They couldn't have had any money...
Hagath: My dear Quark, not every deal is about making money. Sometimes you have to look at the big picture. And at times gaining a friend is more important than making profit.
Gaila: It's not the Ferengi way, but it's good business, nonetheless.
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Good Noir Spoof
7 August 2017 | by griggsdaSee all my reviews

This is DS 9's idea of a spoof of Film Noir, with Quark as the criminal who is not all bad, and Odo as the hard-boiled detective. The highlight must be the presence of Lawrence Tierney who is one of the giants of 1940s and 50s crime dramas (see esp. "Born To Kill"). He only does two scenes, but his icy presence gives this little comedy/drama a pedigree and authenticity.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1997 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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