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When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, the C.I.A. and the N.S.A. assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Zachary Levi ...  Chuck Bartowski 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Yvonne Strahovski ...  Sarah Walker 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Joshua Gomez ...  Morgan Grimes 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Vik Sahay ...  Lester Patel 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Scott Krinsky ...  Jeff Barnes 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Sarah Lancaster ...  Ellie Bartowski 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Adam Baldwin ...  John Casey 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Ryan McPartlin ...  Devon 'Captain Awesome' Woodcomb 88 episodes, 2007-2012
Mark Christopher Lawrence ...  Big Mike 87 episodes, 2007-2012
Bonita Friedericy ...  General Diane Beckman 78 episodes, 2007-2012
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Storyline

Since geeky Chuck accidentally became the mental host of the Intersect, an unprecedentedly powerful computer mind containing all information available to the US government, he's a primordial national security asset and risk. So CIA and NSA each appoint a top agent to guard Chuck, and often get involved with him in spy adventures. Meanwhile his identity must be kept secret from Chuck's sister, her perfect partner Devon, both surgeons, and Chuck's goofy colleagues in Buy More, the Burbank electronics store where he works as a cover. Written by KGF Vissers

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He's the secret. She's the agent. (Season 1) See more »

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Action | Comedy | Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chuck See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Many references are made to Spies Like Us (1985). The bug used in several episodes is called a GLG-20, which is the designation given to undercover operatives in the movie. Emmett Millbarge is named after the two main characters in the movie, first name taken from Chevy Chase's Emmett Fitz-Hume, and last name taken from Dan Aykroyd's Austin Millbarge; this is also the order they are introduced in the film. In an episode, Chuck poses as a doctor, and references a scene from the movie, where doctors go through greeting each other by saying "Doctor, Doctor". Chevy Chase had a guest role on the show. In the movie, one of the actors playing the Tadzhik Highway Patrolman has the name Costa-Gavras, and the name of the Communist country featured in season three, episode three, "Chuck Versus the Angel de la Muerte" has the name Costa Gravas. Also, while Chuck and Sarah are watching television, Spies Like Us (1985) comes on, and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) comments "not again". Another reference is from one of the episodes featuring Chevy Chase; in which is featured an underground bunker disguised as a drive-in movie theater. See more »

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General Beckman's message "report to Castle immediately" to Chuck (in Chuck versus Family Volkoff) and to Casey (Chuck vs the Last Details) is at 8:09 am. See more »

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Chuck Bartowski: [seeing General Beckman on the TV] Wow, that new high-def screen sure shows every wrinkle.
John Casey: They can hear you.
Chuck Bartowski: What? Twinkle! Every twinkle... in her eye... eyes...
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Referenced in Holliston: Candyman: Part 1 (2012) See more »

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The greatest American action comedy TV series
10 November 2008 | by OddHenriksenSee all my reviews

Chuck is in my opinion, beyond any doubt, the funniest and the overall most entertaining American TV series on the air in 2008.

I do however not believe it is amongst the most "universal" in regards to what target audience it's ideally suited for. While not having any demographic numbers or survey results to refer to, I honestly believe it has a greater appeal to men than to women, although I do know both female and male fans of the series.

Chuck is basically an interesting and hilarious blend of comedy and action. It does not imitate other series, and does not have a boring and stereotypical concept that you feel that you've seen dozens of times before. It's really a breath of fresh air in the ever-growing jungle of TV series, of which few are worth spending time watching - in my humble opinion.

The main character, Chuck, is a geeky, modest, conscientious and somewhat shy person who is suddenly faced with many challenges in his daily life, trying to keep together the different parts of his life at the same time. His field of expertise is fixing computers. Viewers who are passionate about technology will probably be especially likely to "get" the humor of this show.

The very most brilliant achievement of this series is the unique chemistry between the characters. No one take themselves too serious, the actors deliver great performance and consistence in every episode, and the characters' spontaneous reactions are often enough to cause great laughter. The only "serious" character I can think of (who is rarely funny - undoubtedly by intention) is Chuck's sister - Ellie. She contributes greatly to the "balance" mentioned below, and is in that respect an important character.

Furhermore the series' perfect balance between gripping action scenes, risibility and self-irony is quite remarkable. It's both pleasant, fun and thrilling at the same time! I hope Chuck will continue to be such a success for a long time and that the creators continue to develop the concept so that it does not "grow old" fast. I look forward to its release on DVD in a greater variety of countries! Quickly summarized: A hilarious series, in my opinion the greatest American action comedy TV series ever!


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