A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Creator:

Vince Gilligan
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bryan Cranston ...  Walter White 62 episodes, 2008-2013
Anna Gunn ...  Skyler White 62 episodes, 2008-2013
Aaron Paul ...  Jesse Pinkman 62 episodes, 2008-2013
Betsy Brandt ...  Marie Schrader 62 episodes, 2008-2013
RJ Mitte ...  Walter White, Jr. 62 episodes, 2008-2013
Dean Norris ...  Hank Schrader 62 episodes, 2008-2013
Bob Odenkirk ...  Saul Goodman 43 episodes, 2009-2013
Steven Michael Quezada ...  Steven Gomez / ... 33 episodes, 2008-2013
Jonathan Banks ...  Mike Ehrmantraut 28 episodes, 2009-2012
Giancarlo Esposito ...  Gus Fring 26 episodes, 2009-2011

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Storyline

When chemistry teacher Walter White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given only two years to live, he decides he has nothing to lose. He lives with his teenage son, who has cerebral palsy, and his wife, in New Mexico. Determined to ensure that his family will have a secure future, Walt embarks on a career of drugs and crime. He proves to be remarkably proficient in this new world as he begins manufacturing and selling methamphetamine with one of his former students. The series tracks the impacts of a fatal diagnosis on a regular, hard working man, and explores how a fatal diagnosis affects his morality and transforms him into a major player of the drug trade. Written by WellardRockard, jackenyon

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Taglines:

Walter White Is a Chemist, Father, Compulsive Liar, Meth Cook, "Heisenberg", Killer, Cancer Survivor, Meth Master Chef, Drug King Pin? (season 5, part 1) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Breaking Bad: ...And the Bag's in the River (2008) and Breaking Bad: Gray Matter (2008), are the only two episodes to feature a different intro, with the two period table boxes apart rather than touching. The HD Netflix versions of the episodes have been changed to include the normal intro. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits, both "Br" (Bromine) and "Ba" (Barium) show 2-8-18-7, which is the Electron Shell Configuration of the element "Br". However, the element "Ba" should have shown an Electron Shell Configuration of 2-8-18-18-8-2. See more »

Quotes

Declan (Ferreira, Louis): Who the hell are ya?
Walter White: You know.
Walter White: You all know exactly who I am.
Walter White: Say my name.
Declan (Ferreira, Louis): Do what? I don't...
Declan (Ferreira, Louis): I don't have a damn clue who the hell you are.
Walter White: Yeah, you do. I'm the cook.
Walter White: I'm the man who killed Gus Fring.
Declan (Ferreira, Louis): Bullshit. Cartel got Fring.
Walter White: Are you sure?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits use chemical symbols from the periodic table of elements as part of names : bromine (Br), and barium (Ba) for the title, none for creator Vince Gilligan (except when he gets a V for Vanadium), one for cast and crew members. See more »

Alternate Versions

All episodes were rerun on an on-demand cable channel in some areas, without commercials but with additional scenes not included on AMC. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Dead Fingers Talking
by Working in a Nuclear Free City
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User Reviews

 
If you mix Scarface, Robin Hood and maybe Tyler Durden with enough meth - you'll get a mean cocktail called 'Heisenberg'
12 January 2014 | by gogoschka-1See all my reviews

If you are among the few who haven't seen it yet: believe the hype, it really is THAT good. Breaking Bad may not depict reality the way 'Generation Kill' or 'The Wire' did - but then it's not about that, either. From an artistic point of view - performances, writing, direction, camera, music - this show is every bit as good as the other two mentioned above, but unlike those, 'Breaking Bad' just wants to entertain and therefore enjoys a lot more creative freedom.

The show plays like the daydream fantasy of any underachieving, struggling middle class family man who's had to bury all his dreams (I mean: who wouldn't want to be a meth-kingpin for a little while?), before it turns into a nightmare. One could almost say that 'Heisenberg' is Walter White's 'Tyler Durden'(for those who don't get the reference: watch 'Fight Club' - you won't regret it).

For pure entertainment value, this is simply the best show I've ever seen. Every single one of the main characters has already reached the status of a screen icon - when does that ever happen?! Most fun I've ever had watching a TV-show and an instant classic.


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USA

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Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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