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A spy recently disavowed by the U.S. government uses his special ops training to help others in trouble.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jeffrey Donovan ...  Michael Westen 111 episodes, 2007-2013
Gabrielle Anwar ...  Fiona Glenanne 111 episodes, 2007-2013
Bruce Campbell ...  Sam Axe 111 episodes, 2007-2013
Sharon Gless ...  Madeline Westen 111 episodes, 2007-2013
Coby Bell ...  Jesse Porter 67 episodes, 2010-2013
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Storyline

Michael Westen, a seasoned U.S. spy, is suddenly "burned", i.e. discredited, without any form of procedure. He survives by doing impossible jobs for desperate people in Miami, where his mother lives. Michael is usually aided by his ex-girlfriend Fiona and trusted former FBI informer Sam. Written by KGF Vissers

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USA

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English

Release Date:

28 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Odstrel See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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1.78 : 1
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During his fifteen-year tenure as a spy, Michael worked mainly in eastern Europe and the Middle East. As a result, he speaks fluent Russian and Farsi, and describes his command of the Polish language as rusty. He doesn't know Spanish, and is mocked repeatedly throughout the series for living in Miami without being able to converse in Spanish. See more »

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Miami is relatively small (less than 40 square miles, making it smaller than San Francisco and Washington D.C.) and yet no one ever recognizes Michael Weston, despite his interacting with HUNDREDS of people during the series' run. See more »

Quotes

Divya Katdare: ["Characters Welcome" crossover ad with "Royal Pains": Divya Katdare is diagnosing Sam in a bar] It could be excessive blood loss or hypoglycemia. Are you on a diuretic?
Sam Axe: No.
Divya Katdare: Perhaps it's even psychogenic polydipsia.
Sam Axe: Oh?
Divya Katdare: Any one of those could be causing your excessive thirst.
Sam Axe: I see.
Waiter: [gives Sam a beer bottle] Here you go, sir.
Sam Axe: Thank you.
[he takes a drink from it]
Sam Axe: Hey! What do you know? It's gone! It's like a miracle cure!
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This show rocks
11 July 2007 | by allykat_dSee all my reviews

By the end of the first show, the 1-1/2 hour premier, I was hooked. Donovan (remember him from The Pretender?) is charismatic and believable as the spy left out in the cold. I was pleasantly surprised to see Gabrielle Anwar. She starred in a friend's indie film and I wondered what happened to her. And Bruce Campbell.. well who doesn't like him? He adds good depth as Michael Western's grizzled friend. Great cast and sharp writing with Miami serving as a superb backdrop. This series has a load of potential so I'm hoping people will jump on board and start watching. I'm tempted to give it 10/10 as I didn't see anything that I didn't like. I'm looking forward to the new episode tomorrow (Thursday). This show is better than most movies coming out this summer. Great blend of action and humor.


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