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Sebastian Stark is a Los Angeles hot-shot lawyer, who leaves his lucrative career as a defender of rich criminals to try public prosecution under the District Attorney. He forms a trial ... See full summary »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
James Woods ...  Sebastian Stark 38 episodes, 2006-2008
Danielle Panabaker ...  Julie Stark 38 episodes, 2006-2008
Sophina Brown ...  Raina Troy 38 episodes, 2006-2008
Sarah Carter ...  Madeleine Poe 38 episodes, 2006-2008
Jeri Ryan ...  Jessica Devlin 38 episodes, 2006-2008
Henry Simmons ...  Isaac Wright 32 episodes, 2006-2008
Sam Page ...  Casey Woodland 22 episodes, 2006-2007
Kevin Alejandro ...  Danny Reyes 16 episodes, 2007-2008
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Storyline

Sebastian Stark is a Los Angeles hot-shot lawyer, who leaves his lucrative career as a defender of rich criminals to try public prosecution under the District Attorney. He forms a trial team of his own, consisting of young lawyers, like Casey Woodland, son of a legislator, who get an opportunity to learn straight from the master, if they can stand his hellish pace, and walk the tight rope between respecting the law while using it and winning whatever it takes. A Private Investigator helps out digging up factual information. In nearly every episode, a criminal is found out and put behind bars, after testing out tactics in Stark's private mock court, Sebastian often also has to deal with his daughter Julie, who surprisingly chose to live with him, rather than her mother, in New York City, after their divorce. Written by KGF Vissers

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the courthouse. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shark - Giustizia a tutti i costi See more »

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Runtime:

(38 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

An opening theme song and main title sequence were developed for for season one. CBS instead decided to save that time to air commercials and listed the main cast members while the episode played. The theme song, titled "Open Water" by the band Suicide Celebrity, was aired during overseas broadcasts of the program, but wasn't heard in America until the 2010 reruns aired on the ION network. The season two theme was an instrumental version of the song. See more »

Goofs

In Season One, Jessica's opponent in the race for the D.A.'s office is named Brian Cutler. He is never seen on screen, but people refer to him on multiple occasions. When Kevin Pollak begins playing the character in Season Two, his name becomes Leo Cutler. See more »

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Casey Woodland: I didn't know that.
Sebastian Stark: You should have that put on a t-shirt.
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Woods sets it apart
9 December 2007 | by glennsouthallSee all my reviews

Shark is a classy, although formulaic investigative/courtroom drama series joining a host of similar efforts coming out of the States, such as CSI, Boston Legal, Law and Order and so on. The premise is nice....former top defence lawyer turned champion of the people for self-redemption...and the performances, scripts, production etc is of the high standard one would expect in this well proved line. But what sets it apart and propels it to a different level is James Woods. Better casting for the part of the sharp, supremely confident and wise-cracking ("Don't shoot, this is a new suit")lawyer is impossible to imagine. In fact it is because he is so good that I rate the series as a 9 and not a 10. How does that work? Well, without Wood's brilliance the few scenes in which he does not appear seem unduly flat and tame by comparison. Unfair, I know, but Woods is that good.

Sadly, the series is a one trick pony (crime-suspect-twist-shark prevails) which means it can't run forever, so get it while you can and immerse yourself in witnessing a true master of his craft revelling in a vehicle tailor made for his talents.


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