The Unit (2006–2009)
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Force Majeure 

The Unit is sent into a North Carolina hurricane to rescue a brutal dictator, but a surprise awaits them at the hospital.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Jonas Blane
... Molly Blane
... Colonel Tom Ryan (credit only)
... Kim Brown
... Mack Gerhardt
... Tiffy Gerhardt
... Charles Grey
... Hector Williams
... Bob Brown
... General Togar
... Cynthia Burdett
... Crystal Burns
... Dr. Passani
... Vince
... Administrator


The Unit is sent into a North Carolina hurricane to rescue a brutal dictator, but a surprise awaits them at the hospital.

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hurricane | dictator | helicopter | See All (3) »


Action | Drama | Thriller | War






Release Date:

17 October 2006 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The "John Smith" referred to in the history presentation is the man who was the founder of the first permanent settlement in America at Jamestown, Virginia, which was established on May 4, 1607." John Smith" is also the alias given to General Togar, the African dictator the Unit members were charged with transporting from the hospital to Fort Bragg in the same episode. See more »


Dr. Passani attempts to defibrillate General Togar. She says she's "charging [the paddles] to 15." 15 joules would be appropriate for an infant or small child. For an adult, 50 would be a better starting place. See more »


I Never
Performed by Rilo Kiley
(plays as Tiffy wakes up Mack)
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A Different Kind Of Assignment
4 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

This episode was different from the norm, not as intense but still very interesting. Instead of a military operation with bullets flying here and there, "Snake Doctor" and the team are sent to North Carolina to get an ailing African dictator out of hospital and back to his country. It's a tough assignment because the area is being hit with a hurricane, and the patient is not a good man.

How the team can get him, his bodyguards and then - surprise - a bunch of sick folks left behind - all out of there in a helicopter under severe weather conditions, is the predicament.

The secondary story back at the base involves a couple of silly minor things, not up to snuff and not even worth discussing.

I had no problem, however, with this episode and enjoyed the different kind of challenge that confronted the guys.

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